Comic Review: The Strain – Issue 2

Issue: The Strain #2
Story By: Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
Script By: David Lapham
Artist: Mike Huddleston
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: Jan 2012
Pages: 32
Price: $3.50

“As an eclipse covers New York City in midday darkness, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team from the Centers for Disease Control struggle to find an explanation for what happened to Flight 753. But when the symptoms don’t add up to chemical warfare, and bizarre circumstances unexplained by modern medicine arise, Ephraim begins to entertain the ramblings of a Holocaust survivor who knows too much about this unknown threat.”

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
Are you reading this yet? No really… are you? If not, I have to ask why not? The Strain has come on this new year like a… strain! It’s a virus people and you need to get infected by it. The artwork in this issue is fantastic, but it really shines brightest towards the end of the issue, that is when the killing starts. The story still has its mystery as to what is happening and why. However it moves at such a great pace, between action and talking scenes. I find myself so wrapped up in this story that I am so sad when it ends. Taking off from the first issue and just nailing the suspense and intrigue has this series on the top of my must read lists. I can not wait for more and I am very impatiently waiting. You really need to check this series out.

Artwork: 4.5 out of 5 • Story: 4.5 out of 5

If you would like to buy or know more about The Strain you can find it at http://www.darkhorse.com/

The Strain – Issue 2

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