The Delinquents #2

Writer: Fred Van Lente, James Asmus Artist: Kano Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Well...that escalated quickly.

Quantum and Woody and Archer & Armstrong are riding the rails looking for the lost treasure of the Hobo King. Each armed with one half of a mysterious map, these two tandems have unwittingly been pitted against each other in a four-way free-for-all...but can either team get along long enough to achieve their mission? The world's worst crossover joyride is about to enter uncharted territory!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Sep 17, 2014

    If youve not been following the exploits of these two partnerships in their separate titles to this point, then this series is all but guaranteed to convert you. Ill freely admit that Ive only dipped in and out of the individual books previously, but based on what Ive seen here, theres absolutely no doubt in my mind Im going to be checking them both out in the future. Superpowered goofballs trading insults and wise-cracks in a ludicrously bizarre situation? Whats not to like? It seems like theres an almost endless barrage of titles out there at the moment trying to be zany and offbeat but missing the mark spectacularly. The Delinquents is not one of these comics. If you like to laugh, then you owe it to yourself to pick this one up. Its just that simple. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Kate Coenen Sep 20, 2014

    The Delinquents #2 maintains the fast pace of a freight train barreling down the tracks, so hop on if you want the ride of your life. Where else are you going to get an odd mix of Americana, superpowered goats, drunken depravity, innuendo, and no-holds-barred fisticuffs? Take this road trip with The Delinquents and you won't regret it"well, you might regret the hangover. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Sep 17, 2014

    Despite taking a longer release time than is desirable, and maybe because of it, Delinquents #2 is a comic book that does not skimp on story. From start to finish, this thing delivers full-on, gassed-up comic bookery of the highest order, and if you're not reading it, maybe it's you who's off the rails. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Sep 19, 2014

    Now, I know I didnt give them much attention above (because Archer and Woody were the highlight for me), but Quantum and Armstrong definitely have their moments to shine as well. Honestly, from cover to cover, this book is a thing of beauty and it had me legitimately laughing out loud at times. If you want to laugh, if you want to be entertained, then The Delinquents is well worth your money. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Sep 21, 2014

    Delinquents #2 delivers more than what one could expect, it is a great follow up to a successful first issue. This adventure is so off the chart it will grab your attention and keep it until the very end, Delinquents #2 is the perfect blend of art and writing; as they complement each other so well that you just have to believe each issue will be a classic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 16, 2014

    The Delinquents #2 put the energy that a Archer & Armstrong/Quantum and Woody crossover needs, with the excitement and humour being through the roof. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Sep 17, 2014

    Fellow readers, we are truly in a golden age of comic book storytelling. I used to compare the wide range of comics out nowadays to how many great TV shows are out there. Im happy to declare that comics continue to surpass that other medium with examples like The Delinquents #2. Its so utterly unlike anything else Ive ever read or seen that it stands all on its own. This creative is proudly showing off what semi-noble folks would do with powers and a treasure map and a pregnant male goat can do or blunder into. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekality - Warren Fitzpatrick Sep 16, 2014

    I laughed quite a few times, and given its genre, thats a definite plus. It had some decent dialogue and similar, but lacked consistent storytelling elements, frequently forcing the obvious joke. If you love Quantum & Woody, its worth a read. If you love Archer & Armstrong, I think youll be happy. If you love both, then this is a must have. If youre like me and enjoy one series but not the other, you could certainly do worse,but if the goal of the team up was to connect new readers to another series, its missing quite a few necessary beats. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Oct 21, 2014

    In the process of setting up the status quo, the story and jokes of this issue felt a little forced and just didn't come to life in the same way as in the first issue. The sheer number of panels goes a little overboard on many pages as well. That being said, this is still entertaining and I'm certainly looking forward to reading the next issue now that the status quo has been established.

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