Dual Review: Furious #2

In this dual review two writers (in this case Kimberly and Dustin) will take a look at the issue and give a score of: Buy, Borrow or Pass. Before we begin here’s what the issue is about from Dark Horse Comics: The media can’t get enough of the high-flying supercelebrity known as Furious! But the authorities are convinced she’s a danger and a menace—they’ve had more than enough of the privileged vigilante! Stuck in the crosshairs of her past, Furious must balance her desire for justice with her quest for redemption.

Kimberly: BUY

I’m not sure if I could write a review that would even do justice to this comic. I love her, I think she has the potential to become an iconic image; I mean she’s got her own twitter. I’m just sitting here cheering Furious on start to finish.

This was a great continuum from the first issue; you get to see more of who Cady Lark is but only just enough, so you are left wanting more. Furious has some inner demons that she can’t escape but hey what super isn’t a little self-loathing? Most of her struggle in this issue is herself and the crime fighting action is more of a filler. This makes me feel a little afraid for the plot but there were some scenes implanted in the issue that will hopefully lead to an emergence of a compelling storyline. Either way, Furious is one of those stories that kind of just lifts me out of a shitty mood.

Furious #2 Cover

Dustin: BUY

If I could give this issue a score it would be 5 out of 5. This quite honestly is one of the best superhero stories I’ve ever read. I’m in the dark at times (intentionally so), I’m intrigued (all the time) and I can’t get enough of this series. Ever issue feels too short, even though I know it’s not.

Bryan JL Glass has crafted a wonderful story and created a character that is so real it’s amazing. I can’t get enough of Lark aka Furious. I love that she still calls herself “The Beacon” while everyone else refers to her as Furious. It’s fantastic. There’s so much depth to her character that I crave more and I can’t explain it all to do it justice.

Victor Santos makes this book successful. His art is stunning and while different from what most people would consider the “norm” for superhero books, I think he re-writes the norm. His style is dynamic and yet personal. I feel every hit and action that Furious takes/makes and that’s incredible. His visual storytelling is amazing and I’m foaming for more of him on this book and hope that for some reason they make an art book of sketches or something.

This is an incredible series that every comic fan, especially superhero fans, should be reading. Don’t miss out.

Score: BUY IT NOW!!!

Writer: Bryan JL Glass Artist: Victor Santos Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Price: $3.99 Release Date: 2/26/14