Skyman #2

Skyman #2

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Manuel Garcia Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 19, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Still trying to overcome his fear of flying after a plane crash that nearly killed him, Sgt. Eric Reid doesn’t have time for PTSD as the new Skyman! The superhero’s life isn’t made any easier by the confrontations with his handler and the shocking number of bugs plaguing his suit. And matters are made even worse as he discovers someone’s trying to sabotage the suit and smear his good name!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Feb 19, 2014

    My only real complaint is that Skyman is only four issues. I know all the Project Black Sky titles are building a whole new universe, but there is no doubt that Skyman can hold his own with any of the old time heroes. Can't wait for more on this one or the others. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Feb 18, 2014

    The art is spot on as well. It is quick and quirky. It, also, portrays the emotion so well; that there are no hiccups at showing what the character is feeling, which is important for this kind of comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 19, 2014

    In the end this is how you set a new hero on their path. There will be obvious consequences along the way, but for Reid that makes this that much more exciting. While there is progress in this story, there is more focus on Reid as a person and that balance is what makes this a solid story to jump into from Dark Horse's superhero line. I'd definitely want to see what happens in the next issue when he runs into Captain Midnight knowing that both are soldiers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 25, 2014

    Skyman's following the classic military piece of hardware being taken away and used for the grander purpose route fairly well, though it's updating it well enough with the bluntness of the military people involved with the nationalism and racism of many of them. The concept works well enough but the pacing feels just a touch off, though I do like that there are plenty of Captain America echoes in here with what's being done. Reid himself is still the main draw here and seeing him staying true to himself while being naive about the world in general is good, though there are plenty of flaws of his own that are visible, intended by the creative team or just viewed by me in how I perceived the artwork and the phrasing of it all. Skyman's working towards its origin story fairly well here and I'm looking forward to seeing him finding a way to stand on his own and how he'll connect to other pieces in this shared universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Mig-El Feb 21, 2014

    Next time in Skyman:Stop me if you've heard this one. Two dudes with hearts of gold and super-powered flight suits meet up and have a misunderstanding, they fight because "duh they have to fight before they become besties" and through their banter they realize this whole thing was a huge misunderstanding and then they become besties. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ra'Chaun Rogers Feb 18, 2014

    I enjoyed this book and hope to see more of Eric's interactions with his wife and what he hopes to accomplish as the new Skyman. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Feb 19, 2014

    Skyman #2 is an enjoyable issue that shows Reid's true character and his role as a hero isn't defined by the Skyman Program choosing him to be its poster boy. Despite the decision he has to make this issue when he learns that secret missions are taking place behind his back, he comes off as a less nuanced character and so do the others who also appear incompetent in the way they weren't prepared to deal with any fallout from Reid discovering this. But the events that occur sets up a very interesting angle that has potential to truly move this series forward and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how this occurs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Josh Reifler Feb 19, 2014

    Skyman is a solid addition to the burgeoning superhero universe at Dark Horse comics. It's too soon to tell whether this series will have long-term staying power but I found it to be an enjoyable issue that kept my interest. Unfortunately with a market PACKED with superheroes – comics need to be more than decent to make it into most readers buy pile. I'm not ‘blown away' by Skyman so far but I don't think it's a bad book by any means. While it doesn't do much to distinguish itself from the competition in the superhero genre, it is on par with many other quality superhero origins and might be worth picking up if you are currently reading other titles in this line. Fialkov is giving us a tough emphatic character in Eric Reid and a likable protagonist can go a long way in carrying a new series. I want to give Skyman a shot at greatness as I have a feeling his story is only just beginning. Overall 7 out of 10. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Feb 19, 2014

    Skyman is a really enjoyable series that explores some really weighty issues, but things feel really accelerated to accommodate the time allotted. Fialkov really has a great handle on the character, so there's more than enough reason to come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Feb 19, 2014

    As for this issue, I suppose it's ultimately harmless, if just kind of dull. It passes the time and is serviceably functional but that's about all the praise I can give it, it's not good, it's not bad, it's just whatever and I don't recommend that. Read Full Review

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