Power Up #2

Power Up #2

Writer: Kate Leth Artist: Matt Cummings Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 19, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

A traffic jam turns into a battlefield as Amie, Sandy, Kevin, and Silas fight together as a team for the first time!

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Aug 21, 2015

    The writing is somehow even better than issue #1, with consistently amusing dialogue between characters. The art is splendid as well, especially in the facial expressions of the characters who feel truly alive in their illustration. There is an overarching feeling of disappointment in Power Up #2, and that comes with the realization that this comic is already 1/3 through. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Aug 19, 2015

    Introducing the rest of the team and their abilities also helps Power Up #2 improve on the minor pacing problems of the first issue. Last month felt too short, and lacking details in a way that made giving this story arc a satisfying conclusion in just six issues a stretch. This month, the monsters reveal bits and pieces of their mission and our heroes finally have a clear purpose (even if they don't fully understand what it is). There's still plenty of mysteries about these four left to solve. Aafter Power Up #2, it feels like we may actually get to solve them all, and Leth and Cummings' work is a sure guarantee we'll have tons of fun doing it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Aug 28, 2015

    Power Up #2 is bright, beautiful and does a great job highlighting what is most compelling about each of the characters in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Dannylore Aug 18, 2015

    Power Up #2does not disappoint. Kate Leth and Matt Cummings deliver precisely what they promise in a funny, cute, and relateable adventure that rescues both the characters and the readers from a fairly mundane experience. Where it struggles with pacing, it more than makes up for it in character development and humor. This series continues to be a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Aug 18, 2015

    This book may not be for everyone and that's okay. Not everything needs to be for everyone and that's what makes comic books such a great way to consume stories. The regular "magical girl" book has been changed with this series and I love it. We have different types of characters in this book and the comradery between the team is awesome (even though they just assemble). Kate Leth continues to change the norm and does a fantastic job of doing so with a fun story. Matt Cumming's art is a pleasure to look at. It looks and feels like a manga which makes the plot feel authentic. The line work is beautiful and the colors are bright and make each page pop. Pick this book if you haven't given it a shot, its really worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Logan Dalton Aug 19, 2015

    Power Up #2 features some of the weirdest magical energy battling sequences and hilarious eye poppin' reaction shots from artist Matt Cummings. He gives Power Up a unique visual style based in animation, but with characters with diverse body types to go with their power sets. (Amie still doesn't understand her powers fully.) Throw in, writer Kate Leth's down-to-earth character work with the main heroes, and Power Up #2 is a wonderful piece of relatable wish fulfillment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Aug 19, 2015

    Everything isn't coming together for this comic because it was already there to begin with. The comic is incredibly funny with the dialogue between characters. Amie, being a little clueless, gives for great conversations between her and the other established heroes. And let's not forget about Sandy who, Spoiler Alert, has a batmobile for the gang that consists of a mini-van. Then while Amie tries to discover her powers, the others are coming together to help her figure it out. The comic is just well balanced all around with its light banter. I can't wait for issue #3, and soon fans will see why Power Up is growing so quickly. It will make you fall in the love superhero groups once again, and also make you want your very own goldfish hero! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jason Graham Aug 19, 2015

    The weirdness continues when the four strangers see how they have powered up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 22, 2015

    Power Up is a light and fluffy comic, but it could use a little grounding to really be something special. Read Full Review

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