Unity #2

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Doug Braithwaite Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 4
8.6Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Broken but not beaten...
Unity has to put down X-O Manowar and avert nuclear war. But Harada's super-team lasted a grand total of five minutes last issue before they were taken out. Time for Unity 2.0, but how do you get a cast of malcontents, egotists, immortal warriors, and manipulative backstabbers to work together? The answer? You don't tell them they're working together.

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Dec 11, 2013

    Unity #2 continues to keep pace with the first issue and somehow manages to surprise you by the end with a twist longtime readers of X-O Manowar never thought was possible. Again, there really are no pure villains or heroes here and that makes for a complex and rich story that Kindt handles with ease. A great new team book in the super-powered comic landscape that fans should not miss. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Dec 11, 2013

    The VeridctIf you're going to throw all of these characters together, you better make it worthwhile. Thankfully, Matt Kindt does just that and he's wasting no time at all with UNITY. The writer opens the book by talking about big moments in history and it's appropriate since this book has a ridiculously epic feeling going for it. The pacing is seriously impressive here. So many other writers could have pushed these events back one issue and spent t Not only is the comic moving full speed ahead, but it's doing so in an amazingly entertaining manner and is sporting some oh-so-lovely visuals, too. I just can't praise this book enough, people. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Culture Mass - Joshua Eubanks Dec 11, 2013

    With a focus on personal details and fantastic art, Valiant's new Unity title sets the bar high for superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Dec 16, 2013

    Matt Kindt once again shows us why Unity is being built up as one of Valiants greatest offering. Unity #2 is the perfect blend of exceptional writing teamed up with talented artwork. The greatest thing about Unity is that you have no idea what comes next. This is definitely one of the most promising titles out on offer this year. If you want to experience something new grab a copy of Unity #2 right away! You will not see the conclusion to this issue coming! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 11, 2013

    Unity #2 is helping to shape this story into something memorable. Great plot, characterization, it's nothing short of visually stunning through the style of Doug Braithwaite. Kindt is turning up the dial on the insanity that comes with taking on a threat like Aric and this is certainly not going to be a walk in the park for Unity. It's good to see some struggle as even having so much power themselves they are still being pushed to the limit by a single person in armor. That fear of nuclear war drives them and you can see that they are in it to the end. In fact the end holds a turn of events that will leave you wanting to pick up the next issue that much more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Dec 13, 2013

    Reading this issue, I honestly want to really get into reading more Valiant Comics. Ninjak and Eternal Warrior are ones that I'm particularly interested in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Dec 16, 2013

    Is this issue worth the price of admission? Definitely. We are given just enough information about each character to avoid any confusion, but we are still left wanting for more. For example, Livewire is a loyal friend / subordinate to Harada, but there is a history of their having come to odds with one another that is briefly mentioned. Given what we see on the final splash page then, it would be hard to imagine not rushing to pick up issue #3 to find out what direction she will take. Once again, Valiant continues to deliver a solid storyline that newer readers can get behind without having to purchase multiple issues to enjoy one complete story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jan 5, 2014

    Kindt, Braithwait and the rest of the artistic teams at Valiant Entertainment continue to deliver some of the most compelling sci-fi/superhero/supernatural comics on the market and Unity is quickly becoming the centerpiece of the whole bunch. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Dec 12, 2013

    This issue of Unity sets off all the guns being loaded in X-O Manowar for the past year or so. Fans of Valiant cannot afford to miss this giant issue that is one of the best titles you will read this week, and maybe even this year. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Dec 12, 2013

    Ultimately, I don't know what the overall mission statement for this book is as an ongoing, but right now, I don't care. This book just kicks ass. Have fun with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Dec 12, 2013

    As with the previous issues, the really star of the show here is Doug Braithwaite. The dude can draw, to say the least. Unity is crammed with detail, every panel is worth a second or third glance. The action is top notch, you can practically swim in it. Braithwaite's style is soft and smooth, it never feels jagged or rushed. Unity is a great example of two creators just nailing it. It's crazy, beautiful and filled to the brim with action. You can't help but fall in love with this kind of superhero comic; great stuff from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 13, 2013

    "Unity" #2 is a well-paced, action-packed bigscreen adventure. As with most of the other offerings sampled from Valiant Entertainment, I found myself locked into a story that was more than I expected. It grabbed my attention right away and held firm. What's more, I certainly never saw the issue's conclusion coming. I initially thought about letting "Unity" pass me by, but Valiant continues to hook me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 11, 2013

    Two saving graces make this just good enough to pick up. The first is the cool battle X-0 has inside some kind of digital realm. The second is the ending, which should make the next issue a hell of a lot of fun. That said, I didn't think the comparison to the Tea Party and assassinations were used effectively and the pace seemed to slow to crawl at times. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Dec 12, 2013

    It possess some pretty fun action, a good focus on each characters and a good buildup on its conflict, yet the weird pacing, minor weaknesses in the art and weird colorization at times doesn't make the title live up to the same height it had reached in its first issue. Good, but certainly not great. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Dec 10, 2013

    This issue of Unity was pretty good, although I think it was hampered by an outstanding first issue. While Kindt and Braithwaite deliver another good performance, it doesnt measure up to the first issue. This title has endless possibilities and Kindt and Braithwaite are the team that can make it soar. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AleSiryus Oct 6, 2016

    Italia - Gran bel volumetto, con disegni ad hoc, dinamici e molto realistici! La narrazione รจ veloce e aggressiva, con livewere protagonista! Non pensavo riuscisse addirittura a prendere possesso dell'armatura grazie ai suoi poteri! Forse in terra, grazie al suo carattere ed il suo spirito, potrebbe essere la sola a controllare l'arma aliena!

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Jan 16, 2014

    A damn good issue, loaded with action and major characters from the Valiant universe. Not all of them have their own books, and one is a side character from "Harbinger Wars", but they are prominent and well developed. Very little gaps in story make this a trustworthy event/crossover so far, but i worry about how important the XO-Manowar (limited crossover) issues will be. My only gripes are the ADs & page count VS. price. I recommend this series to Valiant readers!

  • 9.0
    Stallonelythelonely Dec 26, 2013

  • 9.0
    havok1977 Jan 4, 2014

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