Stormwatch #2

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Miguel Sepulveda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
6.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The moon is alive! Following the events of SUPERMAN #1 where [TEXT REDACTED], the covert team of sci-fi Super Heroes known as Stormwatch must not only battle the Earth's moon, but find a way to hide its monstrous metamorphosis from the rest of the Earth! How? Uh, they're working on it. Meanwhile, the recruitment of Midnighter goes poorly, and we learn why the Martian Manhunter is a member of the team. Written by Paul Cornell (Doctor Who)!

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 10, 2011

    The title has really gained momentum now, as it offers surprisingly developed characters, fun interplay, creative sci-fi concepts, a strong plot, and tremendous art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 5, 2011

    The art also receives a significant boost in issue #2. On the one hand, Al Barrionuevo winds up handling most of the pencils, relegating Miguel Sepulveda to the moon-based segments. This proves to be an effective use of both artist's particular talents. Sepulveda lends a suitably ethereal tone to his pages, while Barrionuevo is able to render the Stormwatch cast with more detail and weight. Even the colors are improved now that Alex Sinclair has come on board. With luck, this issue will set the tone for the series going forward, visually and otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Wildstorm Addiction - Joe David Soliz Oct 6, 2011

    I enjoyed the issue but I am really curious to see what happens next.I cant necessarily say that its written for trade.I think its more that Cornell is just doing his best to fit this epic opening story in the pages allotted to him.I am really enjoying this new incarnation of Stormwatch! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 7, 2011

    There's a lot to like with Stormwatch as a whole, but it's having the whole shaky start that can turn off some people. There are a lot of elements to it that I like, and like a lot, but it's not a cohesive piece and the personalities involved, especially with recruitment a part of it and an extraterrestrial threat, leave it feeling like a chaotic read with simply too much going on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 9, 2011

    The second issue works well (even with the unsubtle entendres between Apollo and Midnighter). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Oct 11, 2011

    On books like Captain Britain and MI 13, he's made a strong case for doing weird better than anyone. But this book is straying a little too weird, and the next issue needs to snap things back into focus. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Oct 5, 2011

    So the moon is attacking the Earth to toughen it up? The moon is not exactly the type of villain you can either get behind or against... Therein lies a major problem... Most REALLY good teams/characters? They have a really good villain/villains to match them. And the frigging moon(or more specifically, the entity in the moon) isn't going to be that villain. Add the lack of attention paid to the aforementioned trio of stars in this comic, plus the uber-annoying leader of the Watch, and it all adds up to a comic I didn't particularly care for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 6, 2011

    "Stormwatch" #2 is a distinct improvement over #1, and it makes me feel a lot better about the series. If the book keeps getting stronger issue by issue, by the end of the first storyline this will be a comic to be reckoned with. For now, though, it's crossed the line into something strong enough to definitely want to read more. I'm on board. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 31, 2011

    Sepulveda renders a great comic book, but he may have added to the complexity of reading the pages and the convoluted nature of the comic book. His work reminds me of Bryan Hitch which is a good thing. However, his inker may not be the most appropriate for his work. Im not sold on this series yet and I think this will be my last issue. Thats too bad because I really wanted to enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Oct 7, 2011

    However, until the book is in a more stable place, I really can't endorse buying it monthly. Let's hope that mid-way through the arc things pick up a little " next issue, by its description seems like a step in the right direction " and this isn't one of the books cut loose after 6 issues. Read Full Review

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