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The Legend of Luther Strode

(Luther Strode #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  539 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Luther Strode lives.

Five years after losing everything, Luther has become more than a nightmare for the evil men in his city... he has become a legend. But somebody is hunting the bogeyman, and he has dangerous allies that Luther will never expect. Luther Strode lives; but for how long?
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 27th 2013 by Image Comics
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Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
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If you liked The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, you’re gonna love it’s follow up, “The Legend of Luther Strode”. Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore ramp up the ultraviolence in this one and it’s SICK. Hard to believe if you’ve read Vol. 1. (Which you definitely should prior to pickin’ this one up or reading this review.)


Luther’s matured passed the Peter Parker or Dave Lizewski characterizations of the last collection in the five years since the end of the first book and is more a combination of Fra
Sam Quixote
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I’m sure there aren’t many people picking up this one who won’t have read the first book in the series - The Strange Talent of Luther Strode - but if you haven’t, go and read that before reading this. This second book, The Legend of Luther Strode, starts off at a bloody sprint and keeps going faster and faster until the utterly mental whirlwind of red destruction that is the finale - there is no room for getting to know the characters or finding out what Luther and Petra are all about, it’s all ...more
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This second volume maintains the same premise of the first, introducing (or re-ontroducing) characters that support action and ultraviolence, exactly as expected by the target audience.
Some other patron at my public library actually put in a request for this book, so I had to either read it or return it sight unseen.

I'm not sure this book would've worked as well as it did without knowing Jordan's premise before reading. He lays out a proposition in his intro that goes something like this: once a hero has everything taken away from him, and doesn't relate to anyone on the planet, what would it take to redeem him? That's an interesting question to me (at least, based on where t
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is just as much fun to read as the first one and there is a connected story to do with someone called Cain thought both volumes. I'm interested to see how this develops in volume 3!

Read it!
Devon Munn
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another fun amd riveting installment in this series. One problem i do have is I'm not the biggest fan that they're introducing a supernatural element in this series, but it didn't ruin my enjoyment.

Also this series has to have the most amount of blood i have ever seen
Danny Garcia
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Makes me smile
Drown Hollum
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Comic book murder-porn, spectacle and masterstroke, Luther Strode rolls through a fantastic second volume. This can be a confusing one, because the titles of the books are different, but this is volume two of the Luther Strode books, the effective sequel to "The Strange Talent of Luther Strode". Make sure you read that first.

Anyway, the incredible, slasher/hero concept of the book propels volume two on blood-fueled engines. Legend is a non-stop thrill-ride, escalating the violence with every fi
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
Strode returns and fights TWO super-bad-guys this time. On every. Single. Page.

There's almost no story. A crime boss hires people to kill Strode, then becomes irrelevant. The whole trade is just a gallery of ultra-violent art, with a little promise at the end of more to come.

The illustration is worse this time around. The hero's hair, which used to be a blond mop, now looks like a plate of spaghetti.

And why design a hero that heals from pretty much everything, and can also dodge pretty much ever
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Lots of gore, ultra violent, and answers the question: What would happen if a superhero punched a normal person. Overall, this volume of Luther Strode was quite entertaining. The artist does an amazing job depicting the fight scenes. In fact, this is one of the best jobs I've seen depicting superhero combat. In this volume we are finally told about the secret society that is responsible for Luther's powers. Spoiler alert: Jack the Ripper makes an appearance. This is pretty much 6 issues of actio ...more
Steve Magay
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: personal-faves
Despite the lapses and silliness on Strode's backstory, I can't help but fall in love with Tradd Moore's graphic illustration. Though it's just a comicbook, I've felt the action inside the pages, from each panel to another, like in an I-Max theater. The violence of Moore's artwork is just downright awesome. And this book is turning out to be a trilogy I suppose, will be waiting for the Legacy of Luther Strode for more Moore's hardcore action.
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love this series, the art is unusual, stylized, and filled with manga-like hyper kinetic action. If you enjoyed the first volume I see no reason for a reader to be disappointed in this next tale.
Carl Siggins
Dec 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Didn’t enjoy this as much as the first one, something in the art style just didn’t work for me this time, like the movement in the fight scenes and Luther’s ever changing size and muscle. Although more of a storyline it just didn’t keep my attention as much as the first volume.
Sean Goh
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Action aplenty.
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: digital, analogue
that was even more fun
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Simply delightful again. It maintains the same premise of the first, with some new characters. Still ful of violence, lots of gore loved it.
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Violence on steroids with teenage drama make a fun genre-stretching read.
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Logical progression of the story. If you do read these, read the forward/introduction from the author. Also, look closely at the background elements, lots of fun Easter eggs in these.
William Thomas
Oct 08, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm constantly fascinated by creator-owned books these days that have such simple premises but haven't been touched on before now. The likes of Kick-Ass and Luther Strode seem so unbelievably simple an yet feel so wildly original. What would happen if one of those ads in a comic book turned out to be the real deal... and more? This is what Luther Strode finds out when he begins to master The Way. And who hasn't dreamed of something like this happening to them after reading comic books for their ...more
Like I said in the review I wrote for Strange Talent, the Luther Strode trilogy is one of my favorite creator-owned comics, if not one of my favorite comics period. Legend picks up several years after the events of the first volume. Luther is an adult now, a terrifying legend that stocks the streets at night. He collects the IDs of the criminals he kills, and lives in complete solitude. However, the organization is still hunting him, and they have a few tricks up their sleeve. Luther and Petra a ...more
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If I could, I'd give this a 4.5 rating instead of a full 5 star. I found this volume read a lot quicker than the previous volume and some points left me wondering what actually happened. I still don't get if the Binder was an enemy or a friend to Luther or just being who they are. Luther also lost some of the "geeky" quality to him from the previous volume, but I guess that happens when you live on your own with nothing but you mind for five years.

However, I really liked the art in this volume a
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Even though the preface says that you don't need to read the first part of this story to get the full impact, after reading it and being a little lost, I'm going to veto that and say that you should.

But, if you don't mind being dropped into the middle of some insanity, this is also a great place to start. Even with the hiccups in the story (who's that guy? What happened? Wait, what?) the art by Tradd Moore keeps you engaged. It's so loose and linear that it has its own dynamic, and it's probabl
Peter Derk
Feb 04, 2014 rated it liked it
I dig it. The art is really great. Some people can't draw people, some people can draw faces and suck at action. This book has it all, and the art really does some impossible things.

"Draw a drawing that expresses the fact that this person knows special ways to kick the living hot shit out of people."

"Draw a drawing that shows someone getting his heart ripped out like in goddamn Temple of Doom, but nothing like Temple of Doom."

The only thing, I didn't enjoy the second volume as much as the first.
James Elkins
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
This sequel to 2012's The Strange Talent of Luther Strode by Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore is a fun, beautiful study in "hyper-violence". Gone are the deeper philosophical concepts of the previous book. The beauty of this book are Moore's illustrations and the colors of Felipe Sobreiro.
Raul Padilla
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Luther Strode is a heck of an insane ride, giving you an unforgiving take on a superheroes journey. This book however tones it down in comparison to the first. In the first book, Luther goes from 0 to Hero but loses everything in the process. In this one, everything comes to him, the bad and the good. This volumes contains a lot of back story and world building for the others who are like Strode, as well as a set up for future volumes. I think the thing is that those behind this book knew they w ...more
Apr 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a great follow up to the The Strange Talent of Luther Strode Volume 1

I enjoyed this book because it has better pacing than the previous volume. The ultraviolent theme is nothing new to me, for the whole entire story is like reading the Incredible Hulk and Kick-Ass mixed into one over the top storyline. I like how the mythological aspect it brought to the table and I am looking forward to the next mini-series, which is unfortunately will come out next year.

Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Justin Jordan delivers a SOLID follow up

THOUGHTS: Many writers would shut down at the challenge to write a follow up to a book such as "The Strange Talent of Luther Strode", however Justin Jordan doesn't hesitate with a punch in the teeth part two.

VERDICT: Honestly, I'd put this one up there with Empire Strikes Back and Aliens as far as sequels go. It's not a "bad guys win all" kind of story and there are new and different ideas in this book that make it stand on it's own...though for anyone wh
Paul Michaels
Aug 26, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm a bit confused about the target audience for the Luther Strode series. Only a teenage audience could be satisfied with a wafer-thin storyline and almost non-stop action sequences. ... but there's enough ultraviolence in there to make any adult squirm. By the final issue I was exhausted by the fighting, but still in awe at the artistic talent with which it was executed. Overall 'Legend' is a more well-rounded series 'Strange Talent', but still an unsatisfying read.
Andrew Uys
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Brutal action with a dusting of plot line, The Legend of Luther Strode is a fun read for anyone who digs 70's Kung fu films or anime-manga for their over-the-top elaborate battles & gory death scenes. Tradd Moore's artwork is mind boggling good! A perfect follow- up to their 1st volume, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode.
Apr 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very much a story about redemption. I just love all the extra bits at the end of each issue. And whoa! The cliffhanger at the end makes me think the next installment will be just as great, and perhaps even more gory (if that's even possible). Oh, that mall scene!!!
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Justin Jordan is an American comic book writer. He is known for writing and co-creating The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, Spread, Dead Body Road, Deep State, Dark Gods and Savage Things. He has also written Green Lantern: New Guardians, Superboy, Deathstroke and Team 7 for DC Comics and the relaunch of Shadowman for Valiant Entertainment.

In 2012, he was nominated for the Harvey Award for Most P

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Luther Strode (3 books)
  • The Strange Talent of Luther Strode
  • The Legacy of Luther Strode