Coda #2 Advance Review – “False Dawns”

The first issue of the latest entry in the Coda franchise was an impressive start. As my first experience with he world created by Simon Spurrier and Matias Bergara I was captivated by their creation. Because of how the first issue grabbed me I’m going to continue to read Coda’s 2023 from the perspective of a new reader. I want to see how Spurrier and Bergara tell this entry of Coda that builds off something that already has history. What is next for this world? How does that grab new and older With that in mind we got an early copy of Coda #2. Find out how it turned out with our advanced review.


Writer: Simon Spurrier

Artist: Matias Bergara

Colorists: Matias Bergara and Patricio Delpeche

Letterer: Jim Campbell


“Pull It Hum and the Sprigganist come into conflict as an unexpected death leads not to a doomed movement… but new, twisted promises of paradise….

Meanwhile, Serka and the Gnomads track the evil to a familiar source, and follow the breadcrumbs of a madman who stole half the population, all leading to a reunion many of our heroes might find less than satisfying…” – BOOM! Studios


Coda #2 is a great example of how life doesn’t stop even if we as the reader haven’t been reading everything that’s gone down. As they did with the first issue, Simon Spurrier and Matias Bergara excel at showing how the world of Coda is constantly moving. Whether we see how it has progressed or not there is a sense of life that is ongoing.

That sense of life is best seen in what Hum and Serka do in Coda #2 separately and together. Their approach to reacting to how the world of Coda has continued is different. While they are coming from the same sides their perspectives on how to handle the politics of the world is what grabs your attention. Hum and Serka’s characterization helps to further make this world that blends fantasy and industrial elements together feel complimentary to each other.

Coda 2023 #2 James Harren Cover
James Harren variant cover for Coda #2. Credit: BOOM! Studios

Spurrier does a great job at making sure all of the dialogue is complimentary to Bergara’s art style, and vice versa. Their united work creates an even greater personality for everything in Coda #2. Whether it’s the characters or the settings, this issue is brimming with personality. It allows for even the more animated moments to be a natural part of the pacing for the story direction.

Which all works to show how unstable the world of Coda is. There is a feeling that at any moment things can go south depending on what is said or done. We see some intriguing examples of that. This leaves you on the edge of your seat to find out how all the players involved continue to handle their respective situations.


Coda #2 delves even deeper into the fascinating world with intriguing developments done by Hum and Serka. Simon Spurrier and Matias Bergara’s chemistry as a creative team shines from beginning to end as it feels like anything is possible with this imaginative story.

Story Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10

Art Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10

Overall Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10