Mother Panic #2

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 14
7.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Mother Panic is on the hunt, which means Violet Paige is out on the town, making a splash among Gotham City's elite. But what role do missing kids play in her thirst for vengeance? And what does her target have to do with the mysterious death of her father?
This issue features a variant cover by Paul Rentler that combines with this month's other variant covers from DC'S Young Animal to form a single image.

  • 10
    GWW - Dillyn Chadwick Dec 28, 2016

    I loved this issue; Houser is doing a great job with the writing of Mother Panic and Edward's art is amazing. The story is intriguing and it makes me want more from this. I also want more Violet as she is so new. Even though we are still getting revelations about her, I still want more of her character and what her motivations are. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Dec 28, 2016

    If you have been sitting on getting onboard with any of the Young Animal titles, Mother Panic is probably the best title to do finally do so. It will give you the unique experience that the comic book line provides, yet its accessible enough for mainstream fans as well. This creative team has introduced a new addition to Gothams mythology that I believe could be here to stay. I cant wait to read issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jan 1, 2017

    The first issue of Mother Panic was a textbook example of a strong first chapter, but this is where the wheels meet the road. Jody Hauser and Tommy Lee Edwards prove that this concept has plenty of twists and turns, nooks and crannies, to keep your interest for a long time and, while the flaws from issue one are still present to some degree, they are diminished as well as excused by some strong choices by the team. The backup remains intriguing and the personality present in Gotham, in both stories, is fantastic. One month in Mother Panic remains a welcome and fascinating addition to DC's lineup and takes that opportunity to tell the sophomore slump to go #$*! itself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 4, 2017

    Mother Panic continues to intrigue even as it works seemingly familiar concepts and approaches. Houser's bringing us a character in Violet that leaves me wanting more because she seems broken but has put herself together in a way that has her functioning and effective similar to Batman but with a whole other worldview. There are so many variations on the Batman theme out there that I love discovering a new way to bring it out. With some light blending of other familiar Gotham names here and some really fantastic artwork from Edwards – especially in his use of color – Mother Panic is a strong looking title across the board and the second issue is further cementing that for me as my must-own Gotham based series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 28, 2016

    Mother Panic is all grit and emotional baggage in the best of ways. The character is revealed more here as Houser and Edwards peel back her past. The art continues to be detailed and dark in the best of ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Dec 28, 2016

    Mother Panic#2 continues its fragmented narrative style, but Jody Houser and Tommy Lee Edwards continue to embrace the sleaziness of Gotham City and a new vigilante that is more than a match for it. There is also a three-page backup story about Gotham radio host and Batman supporter who was murdered by writer Jim Krueger and artists Phil Hester and Ande Parks that also looks at the moral implications of being a vigilante albeit with cleaner, more Bruce Timm-esque art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Dec 29, 2016

    Mother Panic continues to deliver, and Houser is making it clear that she has a lot of characters and plots to cover. This issue slows the narrative down a little to focus a little more on character work, but also manages to create new mysteries and questions while answering a few as well. If there is going to be one thing that leads to this titles downfall, it will probably be the art" The irony is that the art is also one of its strongest attributes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Dec 30, 2016

    Edwards' art captures the dark atmosphere of Gotham with aplomb. His Mother Panic is an unsettling creature, alien yet still at home in Gotham's shadows. His artwork has a painted quality to it that perfectly fits the tone Houser set. Like the other artists in the Young Animal line, Edwards' work feels more at home on an indie comic rather than a book from DC. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Weird Science - Chris Dec 28, 2016

    A less pleasant read than the opening chapter... but somehow better overall.  The story does manage to progress, though Violet is still proving to be quite the tough sell on me.  There is an immaturity and petulance here, which might ultimately serve the story well... however, it is making these initial offerings a bit tough to digest. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Dec 29, 2016

    This book holds a lot of promise. The character of Violet is vivid and somehow likable. However, the topic and tone of the book are a little dark for my taste. Another issue I have with the art is that the flashback scenes aren't well defined. Sometimes I was well into a scene before I even thought to question when and where it was happening. There are clues, but they are subtle which can make for a confusing read. Last issue I gave the book a decent rating, but this time around I am going to be a little more critical about the problems. Don't think that I am dismissing it however, while it is a challenging read it also has tremendous potential and I for one will be sticking with it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - nylahtb Dec 30, 2016

    Mother Panic's writing is interesting, its art is suiting to the story, and it really is a good book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Dec 28, 2016

    The ConfessionalThe first issue was hard for me to jump on, but now I'msuper interested in this book. There were some moments of disarray when it cameto plot. But unlike other books you still get a good sense of the overallmission of the main protagonist. Violet seemed just like a moody 'I want to beedgy' type of girl, but as you get to know her story more that changes. Youunderstand why she acts the way she does, and you even find yourself rootingfor her. As I continue reading I can't wait to learn more about this characterand where her story will take her. She is also trying to stop the most heinousof crimes that brings out passion in the readers. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Dec 28, 2016

    Mother Panic has the thematic foundations and artistic sensibility for a huge hit. It just needs some additional nuance to get there. Read Full Review

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