Fearscape #2

Writer: Ryan O'Sullivan Artist: Andrea Mutti Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: November 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
9.3Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

Heroic plagiarist Henry Henry faces his first trial in the Fearscape! Within The Weeping Castle, home to The Children of Prometheus, Henry Henry encounters wondrous and fanciful creatures-including The First Fear. With courage and calm, he endures the heart of darkness, refusing the easy temptation of light. No Legs can outrun-no Mind can outwit-no Heart can outlove our hero.

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Oct 30, 2018

    Overall, I have to say that I'm loving this story. It's such a compelling read and I applaud Ryan for doing something completely different with his clever and layered storytelling. The journey is intense and funny, and our host, Henry Henry, is an interesting guy that I'm not entirely sure I like. In summary, I reckon everyone should be reading this quality comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Robert Swanson Oct 31, 2018

    Overall, this book is a fun read. I am curious enough now to go back to issue one and get the full flavor of this very talented team. Normally stories like this tend not to be my cup of tea, but honestly, the team behind this book do an amazing job of creating a world they want to share work, that only a fool would pass it by. So do yourself a favor and pick this up when it drops on the market to be purchased. 5/5 Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Nov 21, 2018

    Fearscape tackles big concepts in an easy to digest manner. It examines a very flawed character, as he's reluctantly pushed along the hero's journey that he doesn't want or deserve to be on. This makes for an interesting dynamic that carries some very dire consequences. The road is only going to get harder from here, so I can't imagine how Henry is going to deal with what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comicsverse - Leijah Petelka Oct 25, 2018

    Henry Henry has made it to his first trial. Unfortunately, not everything goes as planned. Now Henry has created a problem that no one saw coming. Ryan O'Sullivan leaves us on a note that will make you want the next issue. This is only exasperated by Andrea Mutti and Vladimir Popov's beautiful art. It's not too late to catch up and read these! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gary Moloney Nov 12, 2018

    A book like Fearscape doesn't come around very often, one where more than anything else you just want to sit down with the creative team over a cup of tea or coffee and talk about what all means. It' be rattling around in your head long after you've put it down. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Oct 30, 2018

    Henry Henry's not entirely in control of the tale anymore, and easing back on the writer's voice lets this second issue out to play. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Oct 30, 2018

    The flowery pontifications of the self-aggrandizing impostor continues as he journeys further into the Fearscape and learns"absolutely nothing. This crazy adventure in the mind of a writer is more fun than it ought to be and perfect for us low brow comic book readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Nov 5, 2018

    Fearscape #2 builds on one of the years best debuts to deliver another adventure in metafiction, one perfectly tailored for an indie comic audience. The protagonists imposter syndrome is so ugly and sincere that writerly types cant help but relate, regardless of how painful it becomes, and theres real honest beauty in that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Nov 12, 2018

    A fantastic follow-up to a stunning debut that is perhaps a bit too obtuse for its own good. It is also a comic wherein the word obtuse would be simultaneously praised, used and ridiculed and it is all the better for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Lonnie Apr 2, 2019

    O'Sullivan's script is poetic, broken clay, and we are poised for just a little more self destruction before the sculpting begins in Mutti's sharply self-contrasting art over (and sometimes under) Popov's painted panels. And you rarely notice the letters, although the black background still seems distracting. Read Full Review

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