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Blade #2

82
Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 7 critic ratings.

Blade’s greatest hope rests with the last person he wants to ask – a hostile ex!

Blade travels to Japan to meet with a high-end supernatural arms dealer who may be the key to defeating the Adana, the deadly threat Blade has inadvertently unleashed upon the world! But first he’ll have to protect the arms dealer from the underground that wants her head.

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0C5YT44FY

57%
43%
7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Blade #2 gives the vampire hunter much more to hunt. Beautifully balanced when it comes to its structure, the comic takes its time delivering the story. It can focus on character moments, relationships old and new, and exposition without rushing to the next piece or awesome action. When that does appear, there’s always a reason for it and a reaction to it. There is a cinematic quality to the comic, with a fight scene that would not be out of place in a movie. All while a deep plot of mysticism and monsters is being told gradually.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Excellent second installment that diverts attention to Adana to present us with a mix of assassin genres with samurais in a supernatural context.

    Art is very detailed and dynamic, with sequences that seem to be taken from a Tarantino movie. mesmerizing.

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Hill continues to craft an exciting adventure for Blade and this issue is no exception. I love the dark, underworld tone and themes of the story and how immersive the world of this story is. Every moment is filled with great dialogue, action and thrills. The plot has a fantastic build up to a cliffhanger ending that guarantees that I will be coming back for more.

    The Art: Casagrande delivers fantastic art throughout the issue. The visuals are perfect for this story and character and the action is phenomenal.

  • 80

    AIPT

    It’s a speed and strength that gives this story a special one-off feel while also keeping it solidly as another integral chapter in a young book. And in that way, the story’s all the more accessible even as it’s clearly building toward something big (that, again, is decidedly familiar in the very best ways). It’s big and bold; bloody and evocative; and super fun while already having rather substantial roots. Forget the “blood rave” as some metric for Blade‘s success — let this series stand as a testament to the character’s true, totally profound potential.

  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    Blade maintains its mood from issue #1 and provides readers with another chapter filled with big attitudes and stylish action in a turn that would make Wesley Snipes proud. Having revealed the series initial “big bad evil guy” in the form of the Adana, Blade seeks out allies and weapons to stop the demonic force he’s unleashed. This brings him to Japan to find an old flame and weapons dealer. The action and sex sequences alike are coated in shadows and leather, which match the often understated and dangerous supernatural elements surrounding them. Blade’s vampiric abilities are drawn out in an outstanding battle occurring between a skyscraper and helicopter, one that is somehow one-upped in the final pages of the issue. This approach pushes both the present story forward while detailing Blade’s background, allowing this series to establish a foundation without ever slowing down. Blade remains a sleek and sexy action thriller that builds upon what Blade is best known for – killing supernatural baddies and looking damn good while doing it.

  • 80

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Blade #2 slows down the pace on the hunt for Adana to fulfill a side quest to rescue a mystical arms dealer who just may have the weapon Blade is looking for. Bryan Hill’s mood, atmosphere, and personality for Blade are on-point, and the art looks great, but the urgency to find Adana takes a noticeable dip.

  • 75

    Comic Book Revolution

    Blade #2 immediately takes us on a detour for a side mission that is possibly more interesting that the main story introduced in the first issue. While that is not a good thing for the main story it does show how well Bryan Hill builds chemistry as Blade and Tulip worked well off one another. Adding in the amazing artwork by Elena Casagrande makes Blade a comic book that continues to be a hit.

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