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The Cull #2

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

Cleo’s confession elicits more fear than anger from the group, and everyone sticks together into the great unknown. Sentient mushrooms for everyone!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
35 pages
Amazon ASIN

10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    Having firmly established the overall premise of an intrepid investigation into an alien world, Thompson is moving ahead, very clearly, in a very cool way, into a fascinating new direction or an adventure series. The reader learns a little bit more about the characters as they interact with another world that doesn’t appear to be dangerous on the surface but is clearly going to be apocalyptically awful. It’s a very delicate kind of brilliance that Thompson’s working with.

  • 95


    The Cull #2 is a great second issue, opening up the fantastical world while further developing the characters. This series is quickly becoming my favorite fantasy series of 2023. The Cull is richly imaginative and deeply human.

  • 95

    Nerd Initiative

    This is turning out to be a unique character driven adventure. The relationships between the characters are well written and feel real. There is a sense of urgency as the group searches for clues to Jakey’s location. The mystery of the world they have found themselves in is only growing and with the introduction of a shapeshifting being with the ability to communicate raises the stakes.

    This is a series on par with anything Image has put out in the past. If the story continues at the pace and depth it’s currently at then I foresee this being “the next big thing” in comic books.

  • 95


    Teenagers doing naturally teenager, or emotional things, with an ever encroaching sense of horrific dread lurking is the successful recipe for ‘The Cull’ #2. A delight on every level, creating characters and a world that feel so real one would swear this was actual fond footage. Jump on board this series now before it’s over.

  • 88

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Thompson continues to craft an impressive and engaging mystery in this follow up issue. The world of the story continues to be intriguing and the characters compelling. I like how the story is building and expanding as well as the twists and reveals throughout, especially the final reveal and what it means for the story going forward.

    The Art: De Iulis delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. I am in love with the visual style of this series and how the art is lively as well as having pages and panels that could hang on the wall.

  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    The Cull #2 does an excellent job carrying the momentum created by the first issue forward. The dynamic between the cast shines as much as the mysterious world they are exploring together. It all works to create greater investment in finding out how everything will turn out in this story.

  • 80


    So are we going to move on? “Okay, fine. We’re in.” The Cull is staying on top of my to-read list because the art is just so damn great and not all of the characters are idiots. They’ve got three more issues to make up for the eye rolling elicited by the middle of this sophomore installment.

  • 80


    This new issue of The Cull does a great job of balancing the different aspects that make the comic stand out. As the group ventures into the beautifully strange world, we get a more intimate look into the dynamics that tie them all together.

  • 70

    The art style gives plenty of uncanny valley vibes with its characters; they’re just a little too lifelike for this book to be the fantastical journey it wants to be. In a vacuum, the work on these characters is excellent, just a strange fit for the story. Fortunately, the story and the personalities of these characters shine through any issues you might have with the illustrations.

  • 60

    Derby Comics

    With only three issues left, there’s still a long way to go from where we are to where things end based on the teaser in the first issue. Hopefully Thompson won’t have to rush the plot along to get use from point A to point B because I find her character work (minus the random hookups in this issue) to be strong, though I am really interested to see the world start falling apart. I worry we’re about to get a lot thrown at us in a short amount of time or be left with a major cliffhanger.

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