Border Town #2

Writer: Eric M Esquivel Artist: Ramon Villalobos Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 15
9.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

After barely surviving a supernatural showdown at Jack in the Box, the kids regroup over nachos to debate what to do when your town is overrun by monsters of myth. Frank's freaked and wants to go to the cops! Julietta can't because her family's undocumented. Aimi wants to know the secrets of the underworld! And Quinteh might just be hungry. Meanwhile, El Chupacabra crosses the border between worlds, bringing with him an unspeakably terrifying force to Devil's Fork.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Sanchez Oct 6, 2018

    As the story continues we learn that the monsters are not all that they seem and the teens who had decided to go their separate ways all think the same as more and more chupacabras burst through the crack in the wall. Each character has their own personalities, highlighted by showing them in their bedrooms. We end the issue with the kids in danger, with a new friend, and looking for answers. I can't wait to dive into issue #3 next month and learn more about the creatures in Mictlan but also more about our heroes. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Oct 3, 2018

    From the slightest character notes to the boldest monsters, Border Town remains an absolute winner. Read Full Review

  • 10
    That's Entertainment - Capt. Nostalgia Oct 10, 2018

    Overall, Border Town #2, is an immaculate piece of modern day storytelling. Marrying two worlds together with outstanding writing and raw and colorful art " Border Town is a title worth the follow. Esquivel does a marvelous job of crafting realism with the fantastic for an engaging experience. An experience that is only matched by the art team of Villalobos & Bonvillain with a beautiful and electrifying that throws back to the early days of Vertigo's most iconic properties. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 3, 2018

    This is easily the best new series Vertigo Comics has published in years and a must read for any fan of the comics medium and supernatural horror. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Johnathan Mason Oct 3, 2018

    Laying low in the curio shop from the previous issue, it looks as if things are going to get even stranger for our fledgling heroes as they venture behind the face of a seemingly innocuous storefront… Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Oct 4, 2018

    I like Border Town #2 on so many different levels. It is tense and dramatic. It touches the lives of teenagers in several different situations at home. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Oct 3, 2018

    I do think that there is going to be a lot of fun to be had here. The last page was pretty amazing. Frank clearly has some bigger reason to be in Devil's Fork. I can not wait to find out what those reasons are. I am all in on this book and you should be too. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Oct 3, 2018

    Sure, it's satirical, but at it's core, Border Town is an exciting, character-driven story that's packed tight with monsters from Mexican folklore, teenage angst, and believable characters that drive an impressive story. The team keeps up the great work in Border Town #2; here's to continuing Vertigo's newfound success. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 3, 2018

    With a second issue that's less broad and more mythology-driven than the first, Border Town comes into its own as a great sci-fi/fantasy satire that kicks off the new wave of Vertigo with a bang. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Oct 3, 2018

    Border Town #2 gives us a bit of background on Quinteh " one of the weirder characters in a cast of teens and otherworldly monsters. Quinteh isn't a wrestler per se, but he does wear a luchador mask to school " and everywhere apparently " every day. The flashback in issue two gives readers some insight, but the backstory only opens the door to more lore for the series and for this character. Wearing a mask, literally in this case, is how Quinteh is able to get through his days in Devil's Fork, Arizona " the setting of Border Town and a character unto itself. But like all else in Esquivel's wonderful world, "wearing masks" is also a figurative activity through which the wearer invites people to see what they want to see. Famous poet, Paul L. Dunbar once wrote: "we wear the mask that grins and lies . . ." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 3, 2018

    What else is there to say about this sophomore outing"Oh yeah, there is a twist that comes out of nowhere. The confidence Esquivel and Villalobos have instilled in readers with two issues leaves no doubt we're in for a hell of a treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Chris Terry Oct 4, 2018

    Border Town #2 introduces a big conflict and a cuddly Chupacabra for the readers to care for. The narrative moves forward and the action is all but absent, which is forgivable. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Nathaniel Muir Oct 3, 2018

    Esquivel's writing shines in the issue, while the art continues to be vibrant fun and scary. Border Town has quickly shown it is worthy of the Vertigo name. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Anna Lazaro Oct 6, 2018

    Ending the issue with the characters being chased by monsters, meeting an unfamiliar face, and having only 22 pages, good cliffhangers make me want to crave for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 3, 2018

    And that's the key to the series, it feels fresh. Again, this is a monster comic with kids trying to fight them. We've seen that before many times. But, it's the history and perspective of this all that feels new and stands out. This is a prime example of why giving new voices a chance is important they bring new perspectives we might have never seen. And that alone can deliver something new and fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Nicolas Duncan Oct 9, 2018

    I am enjoying this storyline as Border Town #2 continues the perspective from raw teenage emotions and how they deal with real issues. The artwork communicates well as the darkness of the underworld Aztec mythology crosses the border. Pick up your copy today! Read Full Review

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