Zodiac Starforce #2

Writer: Kevin Panetta Artist: Paulina Ganucheau Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 30, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

They saved the world two years ago, but when a new, monstrous threat arises, can they put aside their differences and become a team again? Hopefully they can; otherwise team leader Emma, who's been infected by an evil magical force, is a goner! Will the Zodiac Starforce reunite and enter the dark realm of Nephos to save their captain, or will a fierce rivalry on the volleyball court tear them apart?

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Sep 30, 2015

    We need more books like ZODIAC STARFORCE #2, and ZODIAC STARFORCE in general. Not just because of its strong and diverse female ensemble (though the importance of that cannot be understated), but because there isn't enoughjoy in this world. Sure, the girls may fight and cry and worry in the face of practically-apocalyptic danger, but what they come back to is their love for one another and the strength of their hearts. In a cynical world where boys solve problems by punching them hard, ZODIAC STARFORCE is a big, bright, colorful light in the darkness. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Oct 4, 2015

    Although we are currently only 2 issues into the series I dont think it would be unfair to say that with bffs, mean girls, crushes, monsters, portals, and pesky kids, Zodiac Starforce lights the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Oct 2, 2015

    Zodiac Starforce compiles carefully-used conversational language tethered to some solid dynamic storytelling techniques, a diverse set of characters (and a Macho Man Randy Savage reference tucked in for good measure), and the package comes together as a cohesive whole. It deals with weighty issues surrounding the worth of human lives as well as the skull-crushing difficulty of attempting to navigate the social and romantic politics of high school life. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 4, 2015

    An interesting cast, a perplexing mystery and gorgeous art make this one a keeper… Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Logan Dalton Sep 30, 2015

    In issue two, Zodiac Starforce starts to go beyond its influences and becomes its own story as Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau give each team member their own mini-arc to go with the demon fighting from Emma struggling with sickness to Savi starting to fall for and open up to Lily and Molly and Kim's volleyball hijinks. The Ganucheaus' art and colors continues to be stellar with unique panel layouts for the action scenes and a careful use of close-ups for emotional scenes like when Savi starts to tell Lily about her powers. I was thrilled by the fight scenes and really started to care about the character by the end of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Oct 1, 2015

    Zodiac Starforce #2 is an engaging entry that's not perfect by any stretch of the imaginationbut the creative team manages to pull off a largely enjoyableexperience. For that reason this easily comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 30, 2015

    Zodiac Starforce moves right along here with what it wants to do and I can easily see this as a standard length anime episode. Which is both good and bad because it follows the structure that provides familiarity but also locks it into certain things. I like that the issue spends most of its time with the girls just being teenagers and dealing with the social interactions, school side, and sports side of it – both on the court and as supporters. The action element is nicely done for how short it is, transformation sequence included, and we get some good hints at what's to come. I'm really curious to see how far Savi is taking things with Lily since it feels like a hard push to a fast relationship, teenage-style, while also bringing in some reveals that could be dangerous depending on who Lily really is. All in all a solid issue even if it does feel like they're moving fast to get to certain points. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Oct 1, 2015

    Zodiac Starforce #2 significantly improves on some of the pacing problems of the debut issue, giving its solid plot and gorgeous art more room to shine. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Zac Kandell Sep 29, 2015

    There was a lot of good in this book, even though there were some bumps along the way. If it interests you, go back to the first issue and start there, but it is definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 30, 2015

    There's definitely a dip with this issue. Seems to be happening a lot at Dark Horse and other companies so I can't say that I'm too terribly surprised. The big difference is that I'm going to actually return to this series whereas other new series lost me after the second issue. Time will tell if this is a keeper though. Read Full Review

  • 10
    MrCoinLaundry Oct 5, 2015

    Just when I thought it couldn't get any better it did. Zodiac Starforce is incredible, this second comic was full of action, beautiful art, and amazing writing. I enjoyed every panel, and am very emotionally invested in this series. Zodiac Starforce is my favorite new series right now. I'm feeling very nostalgic over old magical girl animes and comics while also absolutely loving this new one. I'm left on the edge of my seat and I really wanna know what happens next, waiting a month is hard.

  • 7.5
    Veido Oct 10, 2015

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