The Black Monday Murders, Vol. 2

The Black Monday Murders, Vol. 2

Thomas Dane goes looking for a man who doesn't want to be found.From JONATHAN HICKMAN (EAST OF WEST, Secret Wars, Avengers) and TOMM COKER (UNDYING LOVE) comes the next installment in the crypto-noir series about the power of dirty, filthy money... and exactly what kind of people you can buy with it.THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS is classic occultism where the various schools of...

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Title:The Black Monday Murders, Vol. 2
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  • Aron

    It's books like this that keep me reading comics. I read the first volume last year right after it first came out, and I liked it, but it felt like I was missing something or just wasn't completely getting it. So fast forward about a year and volume 2 comes out and I pick it up. I started reading Vol. 2 and pretty quick I realized I needed to go back and read Vol. 1 again, because there was a lot I didn't remember. So when I read Vol. 1 for the second time I think things were a little clearer an

    It's books like this that keep me reading comics. I read the first volume last year right after it first came out, and I liked it, but it felt like I was missing something or just wasn't completely getting it. So fast forward about a year and volume 2 comes out and I pick it up. I started reading Vol. 2 and pretty quick I realized I needed to go back and read Vol. 1 again, because there was a lot I didn't remember. So when I read Vol. 1 for the second time I think things were a little clearer and made more sense and as a result I enjoyed it a lot more than I did the first time. So when I finished Vol. 1 I immediately started reading Vol. 2 and WOW, it's fantastic! The writing is great, the story's very compelling and the artwork is awesome and fits the story perfectly. There's a couple nice little twists at the end which make for a little bit of a cliffhanger, but it's not a jaw dropper. All in all an excellent book, in what is so far an excellent series.

  • Drew

    Fuck, I barely have any clue what's happening but I

    it. Gods, dark economics, vampire murder familiars, the spookiest scenes in any comic I've ever read... yeah, this is my jam.

  • Daniel

    Wow! This was as good as the first volume! What a deep and twisted story about the true power of wealth and the Market. The art and story are so solid here and the characters are just as vibrant and sinister as the first volume. The twists and turns especially when the detective and Professor Gaddis meet the god Mammon, are priceless and very very dark. This is not for everyone but the takeaway here is very close to the world we live and in and the events here and the story told make you wonder.

    Wow! This was as good as the first volume! What a deep and twisted story about the true power of wealth and the Market. The art and story are so solid here and the characters are just as vibrant and sinister as the first volume. The twists and turns especially when the detective and Professor Gaddis meet the god Mammon, are priceless and very very dark. This is not for everyone but the takeaway here is very close to the world we live and in and the events here and the story told make you wonder....

    Man this still has me thinking so heavily!

    Danny

  • Harsh Kumar

    The second volume made this series much more intriguing. The story here is taken to a whole new level.

    We finally come across the dark, evil, manipulative, all consuming god "Mammon".

    The mysteries are now being unfolded slowly.

    The code being deciphered. The whole story is developing towards something darker.

    The best part about this series according to me are the characters. They are all well developed.

  • Zedsdead

    Hard to believe this is written by the same guy who barfed up East of West.

    There's a treat in v2:

    The sprawling, historic conspiracy at the heart of The Black Monda

    Hard to believe this is written by the same guy who barfed up East of West.

    There's a treat in v2:

    The sprawling, historic conspiracy at the heart of The Black Monday Murders actually feels like it would hold up under close scrutiny (unlike, say, Preacher's Grail). It's refreshing.

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    The Black Monday Murders is a strange tale about cabals and money cults that drive the world economic cycles. The first volume was pretty strange but intriguing and this second volume actually notches up the suspense a bit. I can't say that I follow everything that is happening, but the graphics are splendid (and gory), and the dialog is great as well. I loved when the detective and the old man visit Mammon, perhaps the high point of this book actually.

    Recommended for those who enjoy the gore o

    The Black Monday Murders is a strange tale about cabals and money cults that drive the world economic cycles. The first volume was pretty strange but intriguing and this second volume actually notches up the suspense a bit. I can't say that I follow everything that is happening, but the graphics are splendid (and gory), and the dialog is great as well. I loved when the detective and the old man visit Mammon, perhaps the high point of this book actually.

    Recommended for those who enjoy the gore of The Walking Dead and ghost stories as well as speculative fiction.

  • Frédéric

    In this volume Jonathan Hickman is less self-indulgently cryptic and the plot follows a straighter path if no less weird. I won't pretend I understood everything- some scenes totally eluded me- but globally it follows the powerplay between schools on one hand while on the other hand Theodore Dumas continues his investigation on Rotschild's death.

    Hickman is as dense as can be; lots of dialogues (most quite good actually), innuendoes, layers of piecemeal information, social criticism, occult stuff

    In this volume Jonathan Hickman is less self-indulgently cryptic and the plot follows a straighter path if no less weird. I won't pretend I understood everything- some scenes totally eluded me- but globally it follows the powerplay between schools on one hand while on the other hand Theodore Dumas continues his investigation on Rotschild's death.

    Hickman is as dense as can be; lots of dialogues (most quite good actually), innuendoes, layers of piecemeal information, social criticism, occult stuff, you name it. Add a bit of gore to lighten it a bit and that's it.

    Hickman even manages to develop scenes I would most probably find ridiculous if done by someone else, notably the one in the Federal Bank

    .

    Which leads to the other stars of the book: Tomm Coker (pencils) and Michael Garland (colors). Coker instills a creepy, stressful and depressing atmosphere like few can. The aforementioned Fed Bank scene was so wonderfully rendered that I totally forgot how incongrous it was in the first place.

    The characters are very well drawn too. Special mention to Dumas and a

    mention to Abigaïl, the creepiest bitch in town. She'll give you shivers.

    For me Hickman is hit-or-miss. I adored The nightly news but his Avengers stuff left me stone cold. This one's a hit as far as I'm concerned and if you liked vol.1 this one is of cut from the same cloth so no need to hesitate and go for it.

  • Roy

    4.5*

    Once the world buidling slowly unveils and kicks in. Once the characters start to take place. Once the intrigue has built to a stage where you want more at every turn of the page. You know you've become hooked. The amazing thing is that very minimal story has been unveiled but somehow Hickman and Co have created a story with so much going on.

  • Sam Quixote

    In the first book of The Black Monday Murders we found out that an American rich dude was murdered by a Russian rich dude; in the second book of The Black Monday Murders, the investigating detective finds out what the reader already knows: that an American rich dude was indeed killed by a Russian rich dude. Jonathan fucking Hickman…

    There is one new piece of information to add to the story which is that one of the financial crashes wasn’t caused by Mammon (though what that means at this point is

    In the first book of The Black Monday Murders we found out that an American rich dude was murdered by a Russian rich dude; in the second book of The Black Monday Murders, the investigating detective finds out what the reader already knows: that an American rich dude was indeed killed by a Russian rich dude. Jonathan fucking Hickman…

    There is one new piece of information to add to the story which is that one of the financial crashes wasn’t caused by Mammon (though what that means at this point is anyone’s guess) but that shouldn’t be it for AN ENTIRE BOOK! What an absolute waste of time this one was.

    Hickman is almost always style over substance and nowhere is that more apparent than in The Black Monday Murders. In addition to the comics pages, there are entire pages of nothing but dots, title pages, a contents page, a character list, reports, maps, newspaper reports, journal entries, quotes, logos, diagrams, how tos - all of it superfluous to the story!

    Like the aforementioned dross, the characters’ dialogue is much less lofty and cool than it thinks it is and only serves to underline the superficial nature of this series. The only thing worse was any scene with Detective Dumas and Dr Gaddis, aka Mr Exposition, which are tediously extensive info dumps about the most boring drivel. Good luck staying awake through that nonsense!

    Tomm Coker’s art remains the only good thing about this title. The lair underneath the Fed looked great, as did the character designs of the god.

    There is something to the concept behind The Black Monday Murders so it’s a shame that Hickman’s dragging his heels this early in the story instead of actually developing it. As it is, he’s disappeared up his own bum with this pseudo-intellectual snorefest and I can’t be bothered to continue indulging him. The Black Monday Murders Volume 2 is a rubbish book that’s bankrupted what little interest I had invested in the series.

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