Blood-spattered “angels” continue to fall throughout New York City as Detectives Azzaro and Diaz hunt for a serial killer whose body count grows with each passing day.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: The mystery takes some great twists and turns as the killer escalates in this new issue. Tomasi delivers great writing and character development as well as a sense of style to the story. There are some detective story tropes mixed in, but they work for the characters. I like the side story with Dario trying to understand his kid better and I feel like there are some interesting revelations to come about the detective. The Art: Simic does a wonderful job with the art in the issue. The visual language of the issue perfectly matches the tone and gritty detective style of the story.
COMICONWriter Peter J. Tomasi’s story follows some familiar patterns. The dedicated cops put their family life on hold while trying to get into the Angel Killer’s head. The killer himself slowly drops some tantalizing clues about why he’s stalking the families as well as bad guys. We don’t have the entire picture yet, but it’s starting to become more in focus. (...) Maxim Simic’s artwork feels crude and a bit unrefined for this story. The deceased’s wings are supposed to be things of beauty, like those of real angels. Instead, they are crude, and the characters’ faces are blocky. He gets the point across with each page, but getting through them can be a chore. (...) An interesting story of a serial killer who sews angel wings on his victims gets a bit muddled because of some crude artwork. The police procedural has potential but it’s difficult to enjoy with blocky and unrefined art.
Comic WatchBLOOD TREE #2 continues to grow as high-tier pulp fiction. The plot moves at a quick pace balanced out by character exploration done neatly. While it may feel a little basic and bare in its execution, it's a classical serial killer mystery that is sure to tickle fans of the genre's fancy.
ComicBook.comBlood Tree #2 provides a bit of insight into the serial killer at the heart of the city, along with the detectives who are tracking him. While the MO of the murderer is interesting, the real intriguing part of the comic is the lead detective Dario, whose home life seems to be crumbling without him even knowing about it. This is still a strangely straightforward crime comic, but it's not a bad one.
Major SpoilersBlood Tree #2 is the type of story that looks good on paper in an outline format. But when it needs to be shown using dialog and characters, it comes up short. The plot is intriguing and well-built but the characters are boring, lack emotion and expression, and come off as bored to be a part of an investigation to bring down a serial killer.