Review: Orphan Black #2

Well this is more like it. Last time I bemoaned the fact that, as a fan of the show, there was nothing extra in it. OB02-coverThis time there is and the comic is so much better for it. This story follows Helena (the crazy clone), showing how she became the homicidal clone killer. There were a couple of nice additions, I didn't know she chatted to scorpions. There are shots from the show but it doesn't fill the whole issue like last time.

The artwork is the same as last issue. This time they add black and white flashback elements. It gives this issue a much darker feel, which works as Helena is the subject. The pieces fit together nicely and everything feels cohesive. The text bubbles and lettering is altered for each character.

The introduction of next issues clone, Allison (the house-wife clone), felt a little jarring and therefore slightly unnecessary. If it had flowed from the main story it would feel better. Otherwise, we know that each issue will follow a different clone so we did need the last-minute intro; then again if you don't watch the show it might be a good teaser.

Score: 4/5

Orphan Black #2 Writer: Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Jody Houser Artist: Szymon Kudranski Colorist: Mat Lopes Publisher: IDW Publishing Price: $3.99 Release Date: 3/18/15 Format: Ongoing; Print/Digital