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The Silver Coin, Vol. 2

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The saga of The Silver Coin continues as the cursed token is spent again and again. First, a haunted arcade cabinet twists the dreams of a young boy. Then, the coin finds its way to a street magician who's lost his way amongst the opulence of a desperate city. Follow the money―across decades, centuries―and the nature of a curse will be revealed. Eisner-winning artist MICHAE The saga of The Silver Coin continues as the cursed token is spent again and again. First, a haunted arcade cabinet twists the dreams of a young boy. Then, the coin finds its way to a street magician who's lost his way amongst the opulence of a desperate city. Follow the money―across decades, centuries―and the nature of a curse will be revealed. Eisner-winning artist MICHAEL WALSH (Star Wars, Black Hammer/Justice League) teams with all-star collaborators JOSH WILLIAMSON (NAILBITER, BATMAN/SUPERMAN), RAM V (SWAMP THING, BLUE IN GREEN), MATTHEW ROSENBERG (HAWKEYE, 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK), and VITA AYALA (NEW MUTANTS, THE WILDS) on this new ongoing horror anthology series for mature readers. Collects THE SILVER COIN #6-10


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The saga of The Silver Coin continues as the cursed token is spent again and again. First, a haunted arcade cabinet twists the dreams of a young boy. Then, the coin finds its way to a street magician who's lost his way amongst the opulence of a desperate city. Follow the money―across decades, centuries―and the nature of a curse will be revealed. Eisner-winning artist MICHAE The saga of The Silver Coin continues as the cursed token is spent again and again. First, a haunted arcade cabinet twists the dreams of a young boy. Then, the coin finds its way to a street magician who's lost his way amongst the opulence of a desperate city. Follow the money―across decades, centuries―and the nature of a curse will be revealed. Eisner-winning artist MICHAEL WALSH (Star Wars, Black Hammer/Justice League) teams with all-star collaborators JOSH WILLIAMSON (NAILBITER, BATMAN/SUPERMAN), RAM V (SWAMP THING, BLUE IN GREEN), MATTHEW ROSENBERG (HAWKEYE, 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK), and VITA AYALA (NEW MUTANTS, THE WILDS) on this new ongoing horror anthology series for mature readers. Collects THE SILVER COIN #6-10

30 review for The Silver Coin, Vol. 2

  1. 5 out of 5

    A.J. Anders

    This, like the last volume of Silver Coin, is a bit of a mixed bag. I don’t think it’s as bad as I thought it would be, but it’s also not amazing by any means. It’s just a solid horror anthology that I’ve enjoyed binging through. This second volume has the highest high from the series so far with Ram V’s “Tzompanco”, but also the lowest lows with another middling installment from Walsh that bookends the volume. It’s somehow even worse than his shitty The Witch ripoff. The rest of the stories ran This, like the last volume of Silver Coin, is a bit of a mixed bag. I don’t think it’s as bad as I thought it would be, but it’s also not amazing by any means. It’s just a solid horror anthology that I’ve enjoyed binging through. This second volume has the highest high from the series so far with Ram V’s “Tzompanco”, but also the lowest lows with another middling installment from Walsh that bookends the volume. It’s somehow even worse than his shitty The Witch ripoff. The rest of the stories range from shoddy to good, but man that Ram V story made this collection worth it. Unlike the last volume, I’ll review each issue and then give my final thoughts at the end. Individual issue reviews below: High Score by Joshua Williamson & Michael Walsh ☆☆☆ 1/2 A pretty good story involving the silver coin at old American arcades. If you haven’t liked this series so far, this issue will not change your mind, but I found it enjoyable. Tzompanco by Ram V & Michael Walsh ☆☆☆☆☆☆ THIS WAS FUCKING AWESOME HOLY SHIT. Okay, I haven’t loved this series, but I ADORED this. It’s a perfect showcase of why Ram V is such a solid writer. I doubt this will change your mind if you think the dude is overhyped, but goddamn I think this is one of his better outings, which is saying alot. Only he could make a 4-way integral to the plot. Bravo Ram V. Most of the other writers have tried to use other time periods and different settings to spice up their tales, but this one is set in modern-day Las Vegas, and actually shows the Silver Coin affecting the world around it, not just the people. The way Ram V uses cultural tolerance to make a modern analogy between the purportedly bloodthirsty South American civilizations and gambling in America was sweet. It’s such an interesting story and there is a ton to talk about after reading this, so go read it yourself, this one issue alone was worth getting the trade for. I read it twice already and am still thinking about it as I type this out. Best issue from the series by far. Rising & Falling in America by Matthew Rosenberg & Michael Walsh ☆☆ 1/2 Ehhhh. I wish I liked this more because the 9-panel grid Walsh uses is perfect for the story, but I thought the whole thing got a bit ridiculous by the end. These Silver Coin stories always pull a crazy last-minute twist, but this was one that just was a bit much. It built up real slow before rushing itself through the conclusion for no reason other than cuz’. Wasted potential is the best way to sum this one up. The Dancer by Vita Ayala & Michael Walsh ☆☆ 1/2 This was interesting. I don’t think it completely worked in execution (a Bronx gang member quoting a biblical passage to an NYC Detective may be the stupidest thing I have read all year) but you can tell Ayala really tried to infuse real-world history and horror with a Silver Coin story, which I can appreciate. Again, I don’t think it works as well as they hoped in execution, but the history blurb at the end was informative as fuck, so at least it had that. Covenant Dos by Michael Walsh ☆ This was pretty boring and shit. Honestly don’t know what it’s called and I can’t be bothered to check, but it’s the weakest part of this collection, just like Walsh’s solo effort was last volume. I think it’s supposed to be a sequel to Covenant, but who even cares. Not me. Bad end to a meh collection. Final Thoughts: I’d honestly recommend it to any horror anthology fan, even if the overall collection is a bit of a mixed bag. The stories start off strong before petering out by the end, even if there are some interesting ideas in there. 4 stars may seem high for this but Ram V’s story and consistent art really save it. Walsh’s art continues to be creepy and consistent, even if his writing isn’t. The stories really all depend on who the writer is. Hopefully, volume 3 is more consistent across the board with its writing. The writers confirmed for that one are James Tynion IV, Stephanie Philips, Johnnie Christmas, and Pornsak Pichetshote, and that’s a solid batch of writers so I’m looking forward to its eventual release.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Meh. Individual issue reviews: #6 | #7 | #8 | #9 | #10 Total review score: 2.35 Meh. Individual issue reviews: #6 | #7 | #8 | #9 | #10 Total review score: 2.35

  3. 4 out of 5

    It's just Deano

    I'm a huge fan of this series. I absolutely loved the initial volume so it was inevitable I'd follow it up with reading the second. The horror anthology concept was done extremely well in The Silver Coin's first volume and it's undoubtedly more of the same here. It does feel a little less consistent on the writing element this time - a factor that is potentially unavoidable when having a different writer for each issue. That said, fans of the first volume will absolutely not be disappointed with I'm a huge fan of this series. I absolutely loved the initial volume so it was inevitable I'd follow it up with reading the second. The horror anthology concept was done extremely well in The Silver Coin's first volume and it's undoubtedly more of the same here. It does feel a little less consistent on the writing element this time - a factor that is potentially unavoidable when having a different writer for each issue. That said, fans of the first volume will absolutely not be disappointed with this offering. The illustration work by Walsh is absolutely on point for the horror genre and really does create the atmosphere and heart of this series. The plot lines and concepts are equally as good. The stories continue to walk those lines between ethical decision making and the karma they bring for each of these unfortunate characters. Although some concepts do hit harder than others it's all very in keeping with the zeitgeist of the series itself. Overall, even though I felt this a little less consistent than the previous volume The Silver Coin continues to be a hit and remains up there with some of the best modern anthology series. __________________ My Score: 7/10 My Goodreads: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ __________________

  4. 5 out of 5

    Matty Dub

    This book continues to be a lot of fun, it's such a great concept to have various writer do an issue each, apply their own vision to the Silver Coin myth... it's been a blast! Walsh's art was made for horror, it's super creepy and atmospheric and his scripted issue was great again. This book continues to be a lot of fun, it's such a great concept to have various writer do an issue each, apply their own vision to the Silver Coin myth... it's been a blast! Walsh's art was made for horror, it's super creepy and atmospheric and his scripted issue was great again.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Luke Costin

    I love seeing the crossovers and tie ins between all of these stories coming together. Outside of that, 5 brilliant Twilight Zone style stories, complimented by some amazing art.

  6. 5 out of 5

    M.i.

    ‘A curse needs to feed … ‘ And this particular curse seems to have an unending appetite. Fun series, really does well with the horror aspects.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Holly Interlandi

  8. 4 out of 5

    Bobzen

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jason

  10. 4 out of 5

    Victor Omoayo

  11. 5 out of 5

    50%Gweilo

  12. 5 out of 5

    Byron Oneal

  13. 4 out of 5

    Bryan

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jordynn Reiman

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ben Milette

  16. 5 out of 5

    Charles Benson

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jipi Perreault

  18. 4 out of 5

    Nick Zambrano

  19. 4 out of 5

    Garrett

  20. 5 out of 5

    Wojciech

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jordan Stewart

  22. 5 out of 5

    Joshua

  23. 5 out of 5

    Adam Gillott

  24. 4 out of 5

    Reuven Fischer

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jason Ezra

  26. 5 out of 5

    Dena Burnett

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dylan Routledge

  28. 4 out of 5

    Xavier

  29. 4 out of 5

    Morgan Mccoy

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ben Duerksen

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