Mountainhead #2 Review

Series: Mountainhead
Issue: 2
Publisher: IDW
Published: October 2, 2019
Words: John Lees
Art: Ryan Lee
Colors: Doug Garbark
Letters: Shawn Lee

Publisher’s Summary: In Braeriach, everyone is happy and strangers smile at you on the street. So why can’t Abraham shake the feeling that this is all a trap? Why does he keep having the same horrific nightmare? And, as Abraham struggles to adjust to his new life, his old life may not be ready to let him go.

Previous Reviews: Mountainhead #1


“In the dream I’m flying. Or, it’s more like I’m being pulled through the air by a giant magnet. Pulled towards the mountain. Mount Rector, I mean. Only…not. Something’s wrong.”

Readers’ suspicions about Mount Rector and the seemingly idyllic town of Braeriach have been confirmed; an insidious force is present and watching the Braeriach townsfolk. It’s just a matter of time before we readers are shown the true face of the (probably) evil thing that’s playing puppet master.

John Lees’ writing abilities are put on full display here in Mountainhead #2, as he established the issue’s tone and reminds readers of what’s at stake with a single scene that, appropriately opens the issue. From there, Lees pulls readers into the dark heart of the tale, providing additional insight while also allowing for the formation of new questions. 

Ryan Lee’s artwork is highly-detailed and wonderfully grotesque, as if to remind readers that the closer one looks at something, the more terrifying it becomes.

Bottom Line

Mysterious and haunting and nuanced, Mountainhead provides long-time readers with the opportunity to say, “This is unlike anything I’ve ever read.” Mountainhead has established itself as a must-read series.

Mountainhead #2 Review
The Bottom Line
Mysterious and haunting and nuanced, Mountainhead provides long-time readers with the opportunity to say, "This is unlike anything I've ever read." Mountainhead has established itself as a must-read series.

Charlie Chipman
Charlie Chipman
The kind of guy who almost always ends his e-mails with, "Cheers," Charlie serves as Editor-in-Chief here at The Brazen Bull where he often reviews comic books and television shows. His favorite punctuation mark is the interrobang‽

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