The Black Monday Murders, Vol. 2 by Jonathan Hickman

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 magic are actually clandestine banking cartels who control all of society:...

Details The Black Monday Murders, Vol. 2

TitleThe Black Monday Murders, Vol. 2
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Horror, Fantasy, Fiction

Reviews The Black Monday Murders, Vol. 2

  • 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 cau...
  • 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 ac...
  • 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 t...
  • Drew
    Fuck, I barely have any clue what's happening but I love it. Gods, dark economics, vampire murder familiars, the spookiest scenes in any comic I've ever read... yeah, this is my jam.
  • 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 pie...
  • 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 s...
  • 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: (view spoiler)[we get to meet Mammon himself. And the aesthetic is perfect. Dwelling deep in catacombs that exist beneath the Fed, Mammon and his retainers are all about animal skulls, chains, and human bones, patience and infernal purpose. If Mammon really does exist in the material plane, this is what he looks like. (hide spoiler)]The sprawling, h...
  • Devann
    I'm kind of in two minds about this series, on the one hand it's a great concept and really well executed. I love the format that the story is portrayed in [with the files and emails scattered throughout] and the art really fits the overall mood well. On the other hand, I struggle to remember the various plot threads from one volume to the next and also to tell some of the characters apart and remember how all the various groups relate to each ot...
  • Arjun Iyer
    Blurb: The reason the Devil always collects his dues, is to pay-off his debt to Mammon. Hickman's masterful and complex story-telling doesn't disappoint as once again readers are thrust into the world of the obscenely wealthy and the disturbingly powerful Caina-Kankrin banking group. Unlike the last time however, this volume delivers more in the way of information via flashbacks and snippets from the diaries/emails of characters. These snippets a...
  • C. Varn
    You can't serve God and Mammon, but you, apparently, serve mammon as a god. In Hickman's paranoid and occult-ridden series, the secret schools of millionaires are cannibals serving a demonic god drives the market, and the regularly of the business cycle is a form of human sacrifice. This volume is primarily world-building, the conspiracies of the plot are not greatly furthered: the murderer is indeed still the murderer. This will frustrate plot-c...
  • Chaunceton Bird
    Volume two is worth the wait. The story, which in volume one seemed impossibly complex, is simplified and streamlined in this second installment. The writing is original, and the art is some of the best I've seen. I'd recommend starting with volume one, but buy this one at the same time. This is a series I hope continues for a long time. Hopefully volume three doesn't have the same delays that plagued this volume.
  • Bill
    More super magically powered baddies (aided by a gory meal or two) and a meeting with the god Mammon that reminded me of a cheaper Neil Gaiman Sandman episode all add up to .....what? What’s the point? Maybe the detective will give a regular human’s perspective and then a reason to care? Maybe the missing family member (who is now found) will? The art is captivating and the storytelling is complicated, but it’s all a little too confusing an...
  • Kirsten
    This volume was less confusing than the first one, and the structure of the world is STARTING to shake out and become a bit more comprehensible. I'm still enjoying this and looking forward to the next volume. I'm particularly liking the artwork.
  • Koen Claeys
    The design of the book, the complex and intense story with multiple layers, ... typical Hickman. WANT MORE....
  • Craig
    This is really good stuff, but the delay between volume 1 and volume 2 meant that I wasn't really on top of what the heck was happening here, without going back to re-read the earlier stuff.
  • andrew y
    Why did I dislike the first one so much? I can't remember. But this got me back on board, maybe because it actually gave me some grounded "reality" of the universe to grab onto.
  • Kenny
    The ultimate in conspiracies. I want in Jon.
  • Jonathan Roberts
    Okay this just got creepy! Still can’t put it down though.
  • Stefan Bugryn
    It’s slowly making more sense, but when is the next one coming out?! I’m addicted now!!
  • Shawn Birss
    ***I had to read the first volume of this twisting horror of a psychological noir mystery mindfuck to just catch up enough to start to understand Volume Two. And then I gave this volume the good, slow read it so deserves. This is more than just a fascinating story with beautiful art. Everything in the design and execution of this book lends to its ends. The introductions and title pages to the chapters feel epic and overwhelming. It is simultaneo...
  • John Shaw
    Supposingthat instead ofa clever knowledgeof "the market"success on Walstreetcame from a deal with a demon.And the success ofan investment Housecame not from skillbut from the sacrificesyou gave to the god MammonThis book is very relevanttoday since the 1% continueto screw the rest of us overbut they continueto make fortunes.Is it by magic?
  • Nate LaPrairie
    I'm really glad I decided to pick this series up. It's proven to be one of the more intriguing graphic series I've read thus far; a great diversion from much of my usual reading. Something truly dark and creepy. For me, the whole "blood is money, money is power" concept gives me both the heebs and the jeebs in the best way possible. From one page to the next it's hard to determine exactly what's going to happen or what sort of information is goin...
  • Senor
    Volume One was fantastic, fulfilling so many of my dream comic qualities including an intriguing story that involves politics, economics, supernatural, horror, crime with gorgeous and unique artwork (reminds me of Alex Maleev) and a distinct and appropriate color scheme and lettering style, YET the ending! What the...?!I don't mind when comics leave things open ended with the intention of continuing the story so long as there is some closure to t...
  • Dakota Morgan
    The Black Monday Murders volume one was one of my favorite discoveries last year. Volume two is just as good if not better. In a time where series with complex mythologies dole out answers at a snail's pace, this second volume offers unexpected and extremely welcome satisfaction by straight up providing a question/answer session with the dark god of finance. Instead of stringing the reader along through multiple volumes (as he has done in other s...
  • Cale
    This volume is both more and less than the previous volume. It's a bit more straightforward, but seems to tell less of a story, especially of the relationships between the houses. At the same time, the policeman and the professor have a much more important and disturbing role that leads to both the high points and the low points of the collection. The inclusion of documents and printed-out emails adds to the book's distinctive style, but when mos...
  • Leah
    What. What what what what WHAT?! I have zero ideas of what to expect in the next installment because what did I just witness? What is going on? Where is this going and why is all this happening and WHAT? Just when I thought it couldn't get more crazy, it did. Just when I thought it couldn't get more brutal and in your face with the power dynamics and who's got the power and who's holding the power, all this...stuff...happens, and then the graphic...
  • Paul Allard
    The plot thickens – death ensues – quite interesting and originalI received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This comic book collection continues with the story of various financial crashes (which does not sound very exciting, I'm sure) and introduces the god Mammon and the warring factions trying to control the financial markets.As one has come to expect from Jonathan Hickman, the atmosphere is dark, laden with thre...
  • Maria
    Fell further down the deep dark rabbit hole of the occult on Wall Street today, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. We're slowly learning more about the grisly universe in which the god Mammon lies behind all things. It's a slightly disorientating journey, but in the best way, like hopping on your favorite bumpy adventure thrill ride at a theme park at night. The major events of Volume 2 kept me flipping through pages quickly. The characters, especial...
  • P D
    It is...very strange to read this book at the same time as reading about the real banking industry. There's a certain level of over-the-top here that works excellently with the story and art, but at the same time pairs oddly with callouts to real families, in particular those with as many historical associations as the Rothschilds. And needless to say, the Fed being a powerful repository in its own right is amusing. Read this if you like cerebral...