Review: Ether #2


Boone Dias believes that there’s a scientific explanation for everything—even the impossible murder of the Blaze, protector of the magical realm known as the Ether. But as he gets closer to solving the mystery, he’s realizing just how much he doesn’t understand about the Ether. And the more time he spends in another dimension, the more his life on Earth falls apart.

Writer Matt Kindt manages to make the world of Ether even stranger in the second issue. Thankfully, this issue delves a little more into the make character Boone Dias’ backstory. Based off of what is shown, I imagine there is much more to be revealed. Kindt delivers and reveals just enough to keep me intrigued to find out more in the next issue.

Like the previous issue, the artwork by David Rubin is colorful and psychedelic. Everything artwise works together as this issue introduces us to and showcases another place in the Ether, Cockaigne. That location change is a massive shift from the cityscape seen in the first issue. Rubin ties everything together with a solid small black and white flashback.

A solid issue that mixes magic and science into an exciting world that begs for more.

Story: Matt Kindt Art: David Rubin
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Overall: Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review