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Rare Flavours #2 (of 6)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

The next masterpiece from Ram V and Filipe Andrade (The Many Deaths of Laila Starr) continues as Rubin and Mo journey deep into the scorching Rajasthan desert in search of a mythical pepper, but supernatural detectives Dilshan & Dilkush are hot on their trail!

Meanwhile, their driver, Manish, takes them on a historical journey concerning those who ferry the peppers through the fiery landscape.

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Kindle Edition
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23 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    ‘Rare Flavours’ #2 continues a series that is not just a journey but a true genuine emotional experience. A truly incomparable series anyone who is a fan of stories needs to be reading. Grab a plate of your favorite food, find a comfy chair, and devour this issue over and over again.

  • 100


    Rare Flavours is devilishly delicious. Ram V and Filipe Andrade turn up the heat on a tale worthy of Gaiman or Bourdain.

  • 95

    Comic Watch

    Rare Flavours #2 continues to push the envelope for what is possible within a comic book. Likewise, the creative team enfuses so much life and love into the world that it feels genuinely authentic.

  • 88

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Exploring the relationship between pain and purification, Rare Flavours #2 ponders what we lose when we exist solely for today.

  • 80


    Journey into Rare Flavours #2, where we get an inside look at a spicy chili gravy dish as hot as the adventure gets in this very issue. While the narrative continues to lack a central conflict and a definitive direction, the story continues to intrigue as a demon meditates on life and lessons lived.

  • 80

    Rare Flavours #2 sets the miniseries’ formula without dragging out too many elements introduced in its debut. Before the issue’s end, several factors of intensifying tension are confronted while the method of introducing a new recipe (and corresponding murder) are continued. It makes for a sense of pacing that is familiar but enticing. There’s also a shift in perspective as this issue’s recipe emphasizes the nature of spice and contrasts a specific chili with its place of origin. The expansive appreciation of food, including the channels through which it flows suggests to readers that Rare Flavours has much to say about its subject matter beyond the cycle of growth shared by demon and director at the center of its plot. Given the ways in Rare Flavours #2 both reaffirms the series’ interests and expands its concept, readers ought to expect both delicious variations on this story and many more surprises ahead in one of 2023’s best original new concepts.

  • 60

    Derby Comics

    Much like Laila Starr, Ram V’s Rare Flavours feels like museum art. There are a lot of industry people who rave about it, while I stand there staring at it and try to figure out why I don’t get it. All the cool kids are loving it, why can’t I?! It’s a decent read, but I don’t think there is anything inherently unique or special about the story itself or the inclusion of recipes in storytelling. It all just comes across as fine.

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