American Carnage #2

Writer: Bryan Hill Artist: Leandro Fernandez Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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Richard Wright is a white-passing African-American FBI agent operating in a white-nationalist gang, and his mission to solve the murder of a fellow agent is already going off the rails. While Richard's target, the industrialist Wynn Morgan, discovers some potentially deadly dissension in the ranks, Richard is challenged by Morgan's rebellious thugs to prove his loyalty to the movement in the most dangerous way possible.

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 19, 2018

    This is an incredibly tense issue. Bryan Hill does an excellent job of crafting these characters to be multi-faceted and unpredictable. That makes the drama and circumstances more powerful when moments happen that you weren't expecting. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 21, 2018

    This is one hell of a book. I think everyone over the age of 17 should take a peek at this. It's a comic book that doesn't shy away from dark and disturbingly relevant material. And that in itself, is something quite commendable. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 19, 2018

    American Carnage #2, Bryan Hill's thrilling racism/espionage drama, ups the intensity to an almost unbearable level. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nathaniel Muir Dec 19, 2018

    A modern noir that pulls no punches and forces readers to look at an America they may not want to admit exists. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Dec 19, 2018

    Hill has a fascination with ideology and violence that pops off the page. Fernandez's artwork gives that fascination a body to bruise and break. This is a really good book, but it's an exceedingly bleak book. It's a violent book. It's not going to be for everyone. But the people willing to dive deeper into this solemn reflection of the current political under-climate, they will find a story that turns the proverbial knife in the stomach. They will find a story about monsters and the depths we are willing to undertake to fight them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Dec 21, 2018

    "American Carnage" #2 continues to impress, giving a tense look at the series main villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Jan 5, 2019

    This is a skilfully constructed second issue with clear dynamic artwork and populated with damaged, believable characters. After having lulled the reader into a false sense of security, that final page is a jolting reminder of just what kind of character our flawed hero is dealing with. American Carnage is shaping up to be an intriguing, unsettling and dramatic read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Dec 19, 2018

    It's a stirring and chilling comic, one that continues where it's first strong issue left off. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Dec 24, 2018

    This issue is a mixed bag. I am interested in the premise and where it could go. But I'm not that invested in the protagonist yet. That combined with the art made this issue a bit of a tough read. There's potential with this but I don't think it's quite there yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Valiant Son Jan 13, 2019

    The series continues in a strong way with the second issue. The story is engaging, and the art is good (although I agree with another reviewer's comments about the drawing of female characters, which is less strong than their male counterparts.

    The first issue, suffered a little from uneven pacing, with some plot points rushed over, but this issue is more consistent - and for that I am grateful.

    This is a good comic, and deserves to be supported, despite some minor gripes.

  • 7.5
    YourGreenMuse Dec 20, 2018

    I liked this more than last issue. It's hard to articulate exactly why, if I'm honest. I wasn't as bored this time around. Maybe it was the more brisk pacing, or the characters becoming slightly more than the usual stereotypes. The cliffhanger has me excited. That could legitimately be a really good issue if the execution works. My biggest problem with this issue is the art. The female characters so often look like mutant foreheads with the faces of lobotomized people. And the main protagonist looks like a squinting, beady-eyed rat. Even when he's supposed to show an emotion other than disgust, that's all his face can emote.

  • 10
    Greg Hound Dec 19, 2018

  • 9.0
    Jorge Mendes Dec 24, 2018

  • 9.0
    monslager Jan 16, 2019

  • 8.0
    DVE Dec 28, 2018

  • 7.0
    Br'er Lapin Jan 7, 2019

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