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The Dead Lucky #2

Comicscore Index
Mixed or average ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

The debut of San Francisco’s newest electric superhero rubs plenty the wrong way, and Bibi struggles to find common ground in her relationships with both the living and the dead. As the Salvation Gang beefs up their army, Morrow takes a quieter approach to unmasking the vigilante.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
32 pages
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Cover Artist
Variant Cover Artist

5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    A fantastic second issue that continues to lay out the setting and characters for readers to enjoy. The Dead Lucky #2 gives sensitive topics their due and approaches them with all of the sensitivity they deserve.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    The Dead Lucky #2 continues to flesh out its futuristic world, delivering action-packed mech battles and exploration of trauma in equal measure. It’s rare that a new comic has leapt right out of the gate with this much confidence and talent behind it, but it’s welcome, both as an example of what the Massiveverse is bringing to the table in terms of superhero stories and how to use a fantastical story to approach real-life issues.

  • 70


    ‘The Dead Lucky’ fills in more gaps in Bibi’s past. In doing so, this second issue also shows us how much she’s already changed the world around her.

  • 70

    Lotusland Comics

    ‘The Dead Lucky’ #2 focuses on the relationships that were tested in the first issue while continuing to flesh out this dystopian future set in San Francisco. Bibi has a lot to contend with from her contentious falling out with Eddie to the police keeping an eye on her. She’s a complicated character with a lot of inner turmoil. It’s admirable to feature a vet suffering from PTSD who’s brilliant and trying to play superhero for her neighborhood but she hasn’t become an appealing character yet. (…) Ultimately, the series might be a good pickup as a trade depending on what happens with the next issue. There’s a lack of weight and urgency affecting the “must-read” factor of the series but it’s not too late to turn it around.

  • 50

    The Dead Lucky continues to build out its sci-fi dystopia—one noticeably reflecting the modern dystopia of San Francisco—throughout its second issue. That includes a confrontation with the mech-police guarding the city that resolves itself so quickly it’s unclear there was even a fight. After addressing the first issue’s cliffhanger, most of the space is invested in exploring the conflicts found in each character’s life. While this makes it clear that their perspectives have been considered, it fails to provide a convincing hook for readers to continue. The cast is composed of flawed human beings who are insufficiently interesting or sympathetic to make their narratives immediately compelling. That may change with time, but in this moment consistently thin line work leaves the setting feeling similarly thin, while action and design elements remain unremarkable. There are potentially engaging ideas throughout The Dead Lucky, but that potential is not active in the telling.

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