Velvet #2 Review

by @mikebiyad on Dec 4, 2013

Velvet's second issue is now on shelves, and if you haven't gotten into this series yet, you're making a big mistake!

The Good

This book is classic noir with a James Bond twist. It's filled with action, as well as a dark theme that really makes it enjoyable. Velvet #2 picks up right where last issue left off. Velvet is being pursued by agents from the agency as she has been set up by someone on the inside. We get a lot of cool action and I couldn't turn the pages any faster than I was while reading it. It is a real exciting ride from page to page and really doesn't slow down at all.

The art in this book is great as well. It's not very cartoony, but is instead quite realistic, which I think is perfect for the noir feel we get while reading. The colors are dark, and there is great attention to detail form panel to panel.

The Not So Good

I think that someone who is not quite fond of noir may be a bit unsatisfied with the lack of dialogue throughout the book. Most of the time we are getting voice over boxes form Velvet while the action is happening, and there are some panels with no words or dialogue at all. This does help towards the theme of a noir like action movie, however I do believe there could be just a bit more.

The Bottom Line

Velvet has turned out to be one of the best series Image has put out in quite some time. It's fun, action packed, and dramatic, and really pulls the reader into its story. If you are looking for a new series to read and want something a bit darker and action packed, then it's not too late to get into Velvet! I'm giving Velvet #2 a 4.5/5. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Velvet #2
Released December 4, 2013
Writer Ed Brubaker
Artist Steve Epting
Cover Artist Steve Epting

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