Adventure Comics #2

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 10, 2009 Critic Reviews: 11
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  • 8.8
    Comix 411 - David Torres Sep 13, 2009

    I hope Geoff stays on this book for a while. I have a feeling he's got a lot of fun stories in him that could be looked upon as classics years from now. Absolutely recommend this book. Even if you're not familiar with the characters like I am with the Legion, you will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 17, 2009

    The Smallville half of this issue is very nicely handled, showing Kon's search for identity very neatly, and giving us a deeper glimpse into the relationship between Connor and Cassie. I especially like the fact that she sees right through his recent actions, telling him that he's obviously trying to grow up just like Superman. Ma Kent's sadness about the loss of her beloved husband as she watches the kids kiss is beautiful as well, making the first half of the issue pretty bittersweet. As always, Geoff Johns has a wonderful ear for dialogue, and Francis Manapul makes Wonder Girl so beautiful and expressive that the reader half falls for her as well. The Legion story is a bit more problematic, though, as it's almost entirely about Lightning Lad. That's not inherently a bad thing, but with this incarnation of the Legion just relaunching, it seems questionable to spend a whole story on ONE member of a team of 24, ESPECIALLY when a good portion of that team is missing. Even so, the story Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Sep 11, 2009

    This issue is worth buying just for the Superboy story. Little action on the outside, but lots of action on the inside. Buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Sep 25, 2009

    I definitely liked this issue more than the last one, the main story, as well as the Legion back-up were both way better than last month's installment of "Adventure". Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 24, 2009

    I continue to be impressed with this new series and writer Geoff Johnss take on Superboy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Sep 13, 2009

    Regardless, with art like this from Manapul and Henry, and the prospect of only better stories on the way, I'm sticking around for the duration. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Bryan Joel Sep 10, 2009

    All told, things are looking up for Adventure Comics. I won't say I'm completely sold on the idea of a Superboy ongoing or filled with certainty that it can sustain a this level of quality in the long-term, but issue #2 is a pleasant affair that deals with continuity in an approachable way and hits its beats more or less correctly. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Sep 14, 2009

    Adventure Comics #2 was a disappointing read especially with the news Johns and Manapul are leaving this book after issue #6. The slow and methodical approach Johns is taking with this series made this issue a boring read. Fans that are reading the current Superman books and are up to speed with the direction of the franchise will probably enjoy this series more than new readers like me. After this issue I am considering dropping this series before Johns run is over though I'll let a quick flip through at my LCS for the next issue decide that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Sep 13, 2009

    So . . . I'm happy that Cassie and Conner are back together, but I don't care at all that the Ranzz family, who shoot lightning from their fingertips, are having troubles. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Sep 10, 2009

    There's some good dialogue and beautiful art in the Superboy part of the book, but it fails to address the previous year of in story time and events in favour of getting the two characters back together. With Johns and Manapul off the book with issue six, I may just drop the title as well. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Sep 13, 2009

    All in all, the only thing that prevented me from giving this issue an even lower bullet ranking than I have given it is the work of Francis Manapul--which Jason and Shawn Hill have rightly praised already. After completing this issue, my primary thought was, "How long until Paul Levitz takes over this title and gives us interesting stories about 'Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes'"? Read Full Review

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