Skybourne #2

Writer: Frank Cho Artist: Frank Cho Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
8.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

In the wake of Merlin's attack on his sister, Skybourne's quest for revenge is at a fever pitch.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - John Wallace Oct 26, 2016

    Im absolutely delighted that Cho has managed to keep the considerable momentum going from the first issue whilst slowing the pace of delivery. You can count me in for the rest of this series, that's for sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 27, 2016

    If you're a fan of Cho (isn't everyone?), then you don't want to miss this series. It's a heck of a lot of fun so far! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Oct 29, 2016

    I particularly enjoyed the banter between Swiggy and Thomas at the start of the issue and I love that this world has pre cogs and psychics and such. Love the use of mythology in this book and the fact that Merlin is portrayed as more of a villain. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Nov 13, 2016

    We haven't met the third Skybourne sibling just yet, and we think he'll play into the villain's story somehow. It feels like James Bond meets King Arthur, and we're completely okay with that. A spy thriller dealing with mysticism and fighting monsters? Yes please. Trust us, it sounds completely bonkers – but it works a treat. It also proves to have heart and humour, giving this story a little more substance than the average blend of genres. With a whole host of intriguing characters,Skybourne #2 is a unique and entertaining read that is genuinely a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 25, 2016

    The backstory of Skybourne's protagonist is fleshed out, revealing a very unique and intriguing story indeed. There are lots of cool elements at play and the world Cho is weaving becomes ever more interesting after this installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    BGCP - Grant McGregor Nov 4, 2016

    As with any great myth there is a hero, Thomas Skybourne. The brother of the fallen Grace. The siblings are the children of the biblical Lazarus, born after his return from the dead. Lazarus' childrenare blessed with the power of "superhuman strength, impenetrable skin, and immortality". For Thomas the last power is less a blessing than a curse. Thomas has grown disillusioned with life and is seeking away to end his existence. Being immortal this isn't exactly an easy quest but perhaps his sister could hold the answer. This idea of Thomas wanting to end his existence leads the viewer into some big theological issues. As the story itself circles around Christian belief even if only contextually. Thomas could have so easily ended up just another Superman clone. Yet Cho has crafted him into someone struggling with theidentity of thereown being, instantly making Thomas more relatable. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Nov 2, 2016

    Lecherous old men preying on women and slightly racist jokes make up the rest of the narrative, but the artwork continues to be passable.  Frank Cho working double duty on the writing and artwork is doing himself no favors, as the most enjoyment I've gotten out of this series so far is knowing it's only on a five issue limited run. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Mike Badilla Oct 26, 2016

    Ugh. I try to keep my reviews longer, but this book is wearing me out quickly. Was the woman from the flashback his sister, or his wife? We can assume all day that it's probably his wife, but why put that right after we talk about his sister, and before we even know he ever had a wife? Bad placement. The art is good. It has a very "computer made art" feel to it, a little too clean and sterile, but not bad. Everything looks nice and bright. The dialogue is entertaining at times, particularly the back and forth between Thomas and the priest when he first shows up in the monastery, but the story is just boring. That may be because it's book two. This does seem to be a very unique and untold story, and it's probably just a slow burn, but every page left me caring less and less about what happens next. I initially chose to review this book because I'd heard it had something to do with King Arthur, and I'm always down for some Arthurian legends, but this is like if James Bond were an immorta Read Full Review

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