High Level #2

Writer: Rob Sheridan Artist: Barnaby Bagenda Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Tasked with smuggling the savior of humanity through thousands of miles of religious cults, mutant tribes, war zones, sunken cities, and cybernetic mafias, the woman known only as Thirteen does what any sane person would: try to get out of doing it. But the mystery of High Level calls whether Thirteen likes it or not.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Sanchez Mar 20, 2019

    With Black Helix breathing down there necks, I can't wait to see the walking adventure of our two characters and their interactions. I highly recommend this series, as it continues to round out a strong line-up from DC Vertigo. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Mar 20, 2019

    High Level (2019-) #2 is an action-packed adventure. Rob Sheridan and Barnaby Baganda build a fantastic story, as narratively complex as it is visually vivid. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Trey Campbell Mar 29, 2019

    This issue was a very enjoyable read but not quite on the same level as issue #1 in terms of story and art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 20, 2019

    A good second issue that gets the plot moving right quick. Continues to infuse the world with original sci-fi ideas that are hard to resist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Mar 21, 2019

    High Level #2 continues to craft a captivating journey through a cyberpunk future that tests the strength of willpower and faith. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 20, 2019

    High Level is an engrossing sci-fi thrill ride that somehow still feels likes its only getting started. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans Mar 24, 2019

    For all the new titles that struggle out the gate to capture a tone, style, and consistent narrative, High Levelexceeds expectations. Bagenda's attention to background and character detail are gorgeous to analyze and make for an immersive read. An interesting journey lies ahead in the forthcoming issues as both the past and present future become more dangerous as they come to light. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Mar 25, 2019

    Despite good art and design, "High Level" #2 doesn't distinguish itself from its cyberpunk peers in plot or character development. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Mar 21, 2019

    Other page filling images, one while on the road and another from up high, offer a glimpse of the larger world, suggest more depth than the plotting, that there might be something worth seeing on the horizon and are the main reason to stick around despite a mediocre start. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    YourGreenMuse Mar 20, 2019

    This was better than issue one. Interesting things happened, but I can't help but think of the Marvel Zombies Secret Wars miniseries which did this but with one of my favorite characters, Elsa Bloodstone, and really cool zombies. What I'm getting at is the weird unoriginality that permeates this entire series. There's obviously plenty of creativity in this, but it's just telling a story I've seen done better elsewhere.

  • 7.0
    Spacey Medicine Apr 5, 2019

    Again nothing really grabbing me, I can see what is being gone for, but meh.

  • 7.5
    Valiant Son Mar 23, 2019

    I'm a little surprised at references in pro reviews to "original" sci-fi concepts; clearly these people have not read or seen much sci-fi! It isn't particularly original, but it is doing a fair job of telling an interesting story.

    Better than the first issue, and with only one moment where I sighed at the silly gender politics. If Sheridan can keep focused on telling the story, then this will be a good title.

  • 7.5
    The 20-issue Ceiling Mar 27, 2019

    Still dig the world building a lot.

  • 6.5
    SloboSOY Mar 22, 2019

    Cover - They change the cover because I have Thirteen more close of the girl. Protecting her from guns. And I find that related to the situation, and very nicely done. 2/2
    Writing - I try to stay focus but this story wasn't that much original. Thirteen accept the kid then try to give it to someone else. The kid run away, Thirteen catch her and that help them to stay hidden when the bad guys detain. 1.5/2
    Arts - There is a interesting contrast between the luminous and beautifull panels and the darker story. 3/3
    Feeling - One to go and I stop. 0/2

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