Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #2 proves that you shouldn’t mess with a devoted mother. Especially when said mother is an ex-assassin with a bone to pick.
Bartosz Sztybor is the writer for Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #2. Jesus Hervas is the artist for this comic book series, with Giulia Brusco as the colorist. Jesus Hervas is also the cover artist for this series, but there is also a variant cover by Mattia De Iulis. Oh, and as always, Dark Horse Comics remains the publisher for this comic book, working in conjunction with CD Projekt Red themselves.
Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #2 will go on sale on August 4, 2021. You can purchase print copies at your local comic book store. However, if you’re fine with the digital version, you can download it directly from Dark Horse Comics’ own website here.
Warning: spoilers for Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #2 below. If you have any interest in finding out what happens in this latest foray into Night City for yourself, stop here, and come back once the shooting and stabbing are over.
Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #2 ~ Plot Summary
Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #2 picks up where the last issue left off. We see a white-haired woman pull up to Teresa’s house in the middle of nowhere and inform her and her family of the death of Oriona’s death. None of them take it well. Teresa, in particular, takes it harder than all of them. So much so that she decides to head back to Night City. Her goal? Find her daughter’s killer(s), and end them. However many of them she has to.
A quick stop at her daughter’s funeral reveals one of her male coworkers, so Teresa starts with him first in Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #2. She tracks him down to his gym, ambushes him in the shower, and tries to make him reveal what had happened to Oriona. Unfortunately, he’s a bit noncooperative. Even worse, his augmentations are way better than Teresa’s. He beats her down handily, and she barely escapes with a shattered jaw and her life.
Teresa and her daughter’s friend manage to escape to a ripperdoc Teresa knows. Said ripperdoc not only fixes up her jaw with a nice shiny and chrome prosthetic, he also provides her with a gun that can shoot through walls. Said gun turns out to also be pretty good at shooting through legs. That guy basically had his right leg turn into gibbets of flesh and bone shards, which makes him much easier to interrogate for Teresa. Under threat of death, the guy reveals that he and Orona’s mutual friend, Cormac, arranged to meet her alone just before her death. Houston, I think we have suspect number one. Oh, and Teresa executes him as well, but that’s to be expected for someone complicit in Oriona’s death. So what happens next? Well, I suppose we’ll find that out in the next issue of Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word.
Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #2 ~ The Good
The story is arguably the best part about Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #2. At its heart, it’s a story of a mother getting revenge for the murder of her daughter. I’m rather fond of those kinds of Mama Bear story, so it’s definitely a plus in my book.
Which brings me to the other great thing about Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #2: Teresa. She’s a pretty good main character. Even when she’s clearly outmatched, she still inflicts a lot of damage and even escapes. She’s basically a badass old lady, and there’s not many of those around in fiction. It’s great to see one more here.
The artwork in Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #2 remains as gorgeous as before. Jesus Hervas did a good job on the art, character design, backgrounds, etc.. It all does a great job immersing you into the world of Cyberpunk 2077, making you almost feel like you’re in Night City yourself.
Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #2 ~ The Bad
Disregarding that screenshot of blob cop above, there isn’t much I can say that was wrong about Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #2. It’d feel like nitpicking, really. I guess the one thing I’d complain about is Teresa brutally executing that guy after interrogating him. The guy did give useful information, and was begging for his life at the end. Although, this is a bit mollified by the fact that he probably suspected that Cormac murdered Oriona, or at least had a hand in it, and did nothing about it. In Teresa’s eyes, this would make him complicit in Oriona’s murder, and she wouldn’t be wrong.
Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word #2 shows Teresa going on a quest for vengeance over her daughter’s murder. It’s a pretty bloody vengeance, and she’s off to a good start. We’ll just have to see how far Teresa’s vengeance will take her in Night City in the next issue of this Cyberpunk 2077 comic book series from Dark Horse Comics and CD Projekt Red.
Source: Dark Horse Comics