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Bone Orchard: Tenement #2 (of 10)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Eisner-winning creative team JEFF LEMIRE & ANDREA SORRENTINO continue the biggest, most essential project yet in the bold and ambitious shared horror universe of THE BONE ORCHARD MYTHOS!

The seven neighbors of TENEMENT seek to answer the question: Who (or what) is “US’UUUL”? Will they find the answer before the unholy terror is already upon them?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
30 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    You Don't Read Comics

    And then everybody turns away from the horror and just tries to deal with it. It’s weird. The fantasy doesn’t work without the mundane. Hell is other people on the inside of the tenement, but there’s a whole different hell lurking outside. The real challenge for Lemire and Sorrentino moving forward is going to lie in maintaining the same kind of dichotomy between realistic emotional drama inside and the supernatural hell that rests beyond.

  • 95


    As otherworldly as Sorrentino’s artwork is, it provides some needed grounding for Jeff Lemire’s confusing script. That’s not an insult. This early into a horror story of this nature, things are bound to be unclear. Answers – some of them anyway – will eventually present themselves.

    For now though, we have some amazing artwork to keep readers coming back for more each month.

  • 95


    With the adventure now earnestly (if barely) begun, Tenement #2 skates on the surface of terror, but has not yet plunged the characters (or reader) beneath that surface. It is an issue presenting the last moments of normalcy before disaster, and it suggests further evidence for the conspiracy-board-minded readers eager to pick the Mythos apart. It remains impossibly well illustrated and compellingly told; these things are never in question with each new issue.

    As ever, this installment spurs the reader’s hunger for more, however veiled and withholding the story might be.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Lemire ramps up the tension and crafts a wonderful slow burn to a fantastic and darkly interesting reveal. I appreciate the story for giving the reader time to get to know the characters as the threat they face slowly reveals itself in the background. I like the unpredictable nature of the plot and look forward to seeing how the rest of the story plays out.

    The Art: Sorrentino delivers some beautifully dark and hauntingly detailed imagery throughout the issue. Every page of the story has something new and interesting to look at.

  • 70

    Comic Crusaders

    All in all, the art of this book is nothing to write home about but regardless the story itself is very good and I think if you like horror stories this one would go nice in your collection. This second issue was an easy read and didn’t require you to have to have read the first issue, and you can jump in and understand pretty much everything is going on without too much of a hassle and that is a telltale sign of a good periodical comic. Good to read for newcomers and great to read for long time fans of the series. My only hopes is that the overall art continues improving throughout the future issues because the story deserves to have really great art to accompany it.

  • 60

    Tenement #2 is at its best when it gets weird, when artist Andrew Sorrentino is able to play with the form of paneling and when the mundane world the characters live in is transported into something completely alien and hellish. The latest issue suffers a bit from getting to that point, with some peculiar staging when the story is still in its regular stages. With things finally in an interesting place the next issue seems poised to be its best, but the story is already half over with only two left, and no real sign of where things are going.

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