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Manhunter, Vol. 2: Trial by Fire (Manhunter #2; issues 6–14)

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Written by Marc Andreyko Art by Javier Pina, Jesus Saiz, Brad Walker and others Cover by Saiz Don't miss this new volume collecting MANHUNTER #6-14! Prosecutor Kate Spencer is poised to take on the trial of the year, as the eyes of the nation are on her latest case: finding the Shadow Thief guilty of murdering the hero Firestorm.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 3rd 2007 by DC Comics
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Dan Schwent
Jul 14, 2012 Dan Schwent rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, 2012, cool-covers
The Shadow Thief is on trial for the murder of Firestorm and it's up to Kate Spencer to make sure he's found guilty but some of his friends are on the way. Meanwhile, someone's murdering past Manhunters...

The second Manhunter volume is even better than the first. Kate learns more about her costume's capabilities, tries to quit smoking, and even works on her relationship with her ex. Also, there's a lot of great action. I can't say enough good things about the Kate Spencer character. She's tough
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Sesana
Oct 17, 2013 Sesana rated it really liked it
Shelves: superhumans, comics
The first volume of Manhunter was promising, and the second volume lives up to that promise. I like the balance between Kate as able prosecutor and Kate as rookie superhero. In fact, her finest moment in this volume comes as a prosecutor: serving subpoenas to the JLA. Bless the poor brave process server who has to ask Superman to deliver Batman's summons to him. I like Kate in general, a tough lady who can be deeply, horribly flawed, and yet still entertaining to read, capable of growth, and wit ...more
Sam Poole
Okay so. This series is still quite good. however, identity crisis is the most offensive thing i've ever read and is probably the single worst comic i will ever read. this ties in with it wayyy too much and the result tone ends up with the same dark for darkness sake mentality of other books of the era. it's disturbing and disheartening in a way that makes it almost unenjoyable.
Lynda
Sep 07, 2015 Lynda rated it liked it
Liked this.
Kelsey
Feb 03, 2016 Kelsey rated it really liked it
Not exactly relevant to this book or this review, per se, but I have LOVED reading this in the old single issues - the ads are obnoxious until you get some time and distance away from them. Seeing ads for the Matrix: Online, Jade Empire, the third Blade Runner - well, it brings you back. And the ads for the books! DC in the 00's really had it going on. So many of the runs in this series are considered classics today. Makes you pretty sad for the talent that's been driven away by the New 52.

Anywa
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Greg Fisher
Jul 01, 2007 Greg Fisher rated it it was amazing
Collects Manhunter #6-14.

Marc Andreyko is a Cleveland author who is proving he has more than enough writing skill to stand with the three bald Brians of Cleveland (Brian Michael Bendis, Brian K. Vaughan and Brian Azzarello).

Taking what was essentially a lame concept -- the idea of Manhunters in the DC Universe -- and revitalized it through characterization. Kate Spencer is a federal prosecutor who is tired of seeing super-powered criminals slip through the justice system. Those who do, become h
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Thrishni Subramoney
Feb 10, 2015 Thrishni Subramoney rated it liked it
Kate Spencer grows in you in this Volume. In Vol. 1, her motivations seem .. thin. You feel she chooses to be a vigilante for just one reason: she hates losing. Also, she is a bit of a bully. In Vol. 2, you get some much needed back story and .. well, she grows on you.

Still waiting for someone to stitch those gaping plot holes (how on earth does the suit fit her so perfectly?). But onward we go.
David
Sep 25, 2007 David rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: nobody
Shelves: comics
I swear I do not get this book. I just don't understand why all of comics' major writers--Joss Whedon, Greg Rucka, Brad Meltzer--cream all over this stuff. Like, sometimes you can not like a thing, but understand why other people like it? Not here. Nope. This shit makes no sense to me. The only thing I can imagine is that it's because the protagonist is an intelligent, capable woman who isn't a scantily clad pinup with huge jugs? She's a powerful lawyer who wears a (very modest) superhero getup ...more
Joe
Apr 17, 2016 Joe rated it really liked it
This second volume really seemed to bring things together - I got a better sense of who Kate is and how she's balancing her desire for justice in the grey zone between her career as the DA and a superhero vigilante
Lexxi Kitty
Manhunter's second volume. This time with more Manhunters. Dead Manhunters. While Kate Spencer is busy prosecuting Shadow Thief, someone's been going around killing everyone else using the name "Manhunter".

Interesting enough diverting little story. Have vague feeling it wasn't as good as the first, but meh. Oh, and I noted in my first review that the author wanted "average sized breasts" on his superhero. I just noted that and moved on. I suppose I should make a point of noting that a woman with
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Joseph
May 14, 2011 Joseph rated it really liked it
I was a little nervous when I saw that this volume seemed to rely so heavily on crossover events, and sure enough, the constant parade of obscure (and not-so-obscure) DC characters was a bit annoying.

Still Manhunter manages to avoid most of the pitfalls that sunk She-Hulk (kind of a hard comparison to avoid, although they're very different from one another). Kate's story is still her own. I do wish that more time had been spent exploring the legacy of the previous Manhunters (I'm assuming that t
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Koen
Apr 28, 2016 Koen rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Manhunter <3
Joey Sigmon
Dec 07, 2015 Joey Sigmon rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
still pretty good
Bill Williams
May 04, 2012 Bill Williams rated it it was amazing
Nice work by Marc Andreyko. The lead character is less acerbic and the sidekick is less evil. It's a better second trade than the first as the plot twists a few more times and the writer feels at home with the characters. It gets a little far into the weeds with DC Continuity, but considering that Kate is the fifth person to call herself Manhunter, it needed to be done. Marc is so good, even the awful OMAC stuff that gets wedged into the story sort of works.
victoria.p
Jul 05, 2011 victoria.p rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
My favorite part: subpoenaing the JLA to appear at the trial. Go Kate. (I especially liked the bit where the process server was all, "...please make sure Batman gets this" to Superman. Hee! (I love stories about the intersection of pseudo real-world crime-fighting/justice system bureaucracy with superheroing - hence my adoration of Gotham Central.)
Ryan Viergutz
Aug 19, 2013 Ryan Viergutz marked it as contemporary-fantasy
This series would work REALLY well as an animated series. I am surprised to be reading about a federal (I think) prosecutor, but she's uber hot and the story is bloody good, so! :D
Daniel Butcher
Jun 11, 2012 Daniel Butcher rated it really liked it
Mark Shaw shows up...with Dumas....making teenage me happy!
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Marc Andreyko is a comic book and screenplay writer, best known for writing the 2000s ongoing series Manhunter for DC Comics.
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