Friendo #2

Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist: Martin Simmonds Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: October 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
8.9Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Leo's having one of those days. He's been ditchedby his friends, mugged at knifepoint, and electrocuted. He has something to say about all this, but the only cat prepared to listen is his virtual reality marketing pal, Jerry. Ordinarily that wouldn't be a problem, but Jerry's mental health hasn't been too hot since his circuits got fried. But hey, what could go wrong?

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Oct 30, 2018

    Sunshine, chaos and a very personal apocalypse abound in Friendo #2. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 25, 2018

    Watching Vault Comics grow and come into their own in delivering a consistently high quality has been one of the best stories in the comic industry, for me, over the last year or so. With books like this, being created by writers, artists et al at the top of their game, Vault are creating high expectation levels, of which I am sure they can not only match, but surpass in time. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gary Moloney Nov 13, 2018

    Rarely has a comic left me as shook after reading as Friendo #2. Have the kettle boiled, you'll need a cup of tea after this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Nov 18, 2018

    As a reader who is loving this series, I cannot wait to see what the answer to that question is. Paknadel has made an almost technological version of the Genie from Aladdin: I am sure Leo has never had a friend like Jerry, and by the end of it, he might wish he didnt. Friendo continues to impress, surprise and entertain throughout every page. Friendo isnt your run of the mill book and deserves your attention. So check it out! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Oct 17, 2018

    The trippy-but brilliant social commentary continues to push Leo down the rabbit hole in an entertaining fashion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Nov 14, 2018

    As I noted in my review of Friendo #1, the debut of this series was loaded with intriguing potential. Friendo #2 makes good on that promise, crafting a near-future horror story that casts extreme capitalism and human indifference as its villains. Its chilling stuff, laden with cautionary lessons for our times. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Nov 13, 2018

    Friendo continues to be a crazy comment on the excesses of a society where being plugged in to social media all the time has become epidemic. No need to worry. There is a virtual reality guardian who will protect you as long as you have money, and it doesn't matter where you got it, there is no such thing as ill-gotten gains. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 16, 2018

    While the pacing of the book moves incredibly quickly compared to the last installment " and Jerry himself still feels like a bit of a wildcard " Friendo is a book that continues to live up to its intriguing premise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Dec 2, 2018

    I may have got a little preachy in that last sentence, though the issue has been nothing short of thought provoking. I very much look forward to where the story goes next. Read Full Review

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