The Twilight Children #2

The Twilight Children #2

Writer: Gilbert Hernandez Artist: Darwyn Cooke Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: November 11, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 9
9.0Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Children will be blinded. Lovers will cheat. Beautiful alien girls will walk the beach. A psychedelic world made of light will present itself to the lucky or the damned. Find out whats making this sleepy Latin American town so surreal.

  • 10
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Nov 13, 2015

    For right now, all we can do is let The Twilight Children wrap itself around our cerebral cortex, mesmerizing us with its mystery, and laying us flat with its perfection. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 12, 2015

    It's tough to get over the novelty of seeing Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke' collaborating on a comic. The pairing has yet to disappoint, as Twilight Children has quickly established itself as the best of a strong crop of new Vertigo titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 15, 2015

    The plot deepens and so does the little fishing village's amorous connections as a mysterious new woman appears in the wake of the storm from the last issue. There's lots of intrigue and some punching in this issue, but really it's just a pleasure to look at, as Hernandez and Cooke's story is so well-paced and draws you in despite not having learned a lot about the suddenly-appearing glowing orbs. You should check this comic book out if you like comics, and if you don't like comic books then this comic may change your mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Nov 16, 2015

    Since so much of the storytelling occurs through Hernandez's dialogue and through Cooke's well-composed panels, the most apt comparisons come from theater. The material of "The Twilight Children" is the same as that of Modernist playwrights like Eugene O'Neill or Edward Albee's preoccupations -- betrayals, trauma, childhood, loss -- but, unlike those playwrights, Hernandez seldom allows these sources of anguish to soar into showy, cathartic truth-telling soliloquies. His style and treatment of his subjects is more like Thornton Wilder's approach: seemingly simpler and cooler, less raw, more meandering and earnest, with more optimistic conclusions and tidy mysticism. Read Full Review

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