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Fishflies #2 (of 6)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

Franny Fox continues to assist the strange fugitive after his wild metamorphosis while elsewhere in Belle River, the residents of the town continue to search for the perpetrator that shot young Paul DuPuis.

An extra-special extra-length issue from JEFF LEMIRE (GIDEON FALLS, Sweet Tooth) comes a new tale of small-town surrealist horror.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
55 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    The Convention Collective

    This series is a must read if you are a Lemire fan or just looking to read something a little deeper and a little more connected than the typical fare on the shelves today.

  • 100

    Major Spoilers

    Even though I thought there were places where the pace could’ve been sped up in this issue, I don’t think the choices made were necessarily bad ones, and I can’t deny that I enjoyed reading this issue. There’s something so captivating about Lemire’s characters, both in their characterization and appearance, that even if what they’re doing doesn’t push the plot forward in big ways, you feel entertained regardless.

  • 90


    There’s a reason that Jeff Lemire keeps telling adult stories from a kid’s perspective: because he’s so good at it. He is able to tap into a child’s innocence, trust and view of the world in a unique way each time he picks up the pen – whether to write or to draw.

  • 90


    This latest issue of “Fishflies” slowly unravels more of its weird mystery while developing the strange friendship between Franny Fox and Bug.

  • 85

    Comical Opinions

    FISHFLIES #2 eases back on the pacing but delivers a fragile, tender, budding friendship between Franny and her monstrous friend. Lemire’s ability to communicate deep emotion and meaning with a single facial expression in a single panel is amazing.

  • 85


    Jeff Lemire is working at a career high with this weird and enchanting tale.

  • 80


    Fishflies delivers a captivating read, presenting a beautiful story with a surprising twist. While the second installment may not quite match the impact of the opener, it certainly drives the story forward. We witness the evolution of the friendship between Franny and David, receiving morsels of information but never quite enough. I believe that when chaos eventually erupts (and it undoubtedly will), we’ll be in for an unforgettable experience – whether surreal or deeply emotional, it’s bound to be a jolt to the system.

  • 60

    It’s easy to try and guess what Jeff Lemire is doing with Fishflies. By the end of the second issue our killer has fully transformed into a massive fishfly and seems to be getting along well enough with Franny in a “a girl and her monster” kind of way. But there’s a level of uneasiness the books never lets go of. Maybe it’s the pages of silent panels. Maybe it’s the sketchbook art style. Maybe it’s the dream sequences. Or maybe it’s just that our main character can’t stop her nose from running and nearly all of her dialogue bubbles are punctuated by a sniff. Perhaps it’s all the above. Fishflies #2 isn’t quite as gripping as the miniseries’ opener, but it’s still every bit as unnerving.

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