Airboy #2

Airboy #2

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Greg Hinkle Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 1, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
7.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Are the drugs wearing off, or just kicking in? After a night of debauchery, James and Greg have a hell of a hangover in the form of 1940s comic book character Airboy. The aviation hero is curious to learn what the future has to offer. Hey, you try denying a reality you’ve already altered.

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 2, 2015

    Robinson and Hinkle have created a confessional and bold account of writing this series, with tons of juxtaposition between our world and Airboy’s. This is entertainment at its finest, and the very peak of creativity. If you miss it, well, sucks to suck. So pick it up and be utterly blown away. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Jul 2, 2015

    This comic is outstanding (you get that I like this, right), and Im actually pretty heartbroken there are only two issues left. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Casey Walsh Jul 1, 2015

    Airboy #2 is more welcomed debauchery from Robinson and Hinkle. This comic is quickly becoming a must read for any aspiring writer as it outlines the struggles we will all eventually face when trying to put pen to paper. Robinson and Hinkle are crafting their opus and while it's just getting started I can't wait to see how it ends. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Chocolate Princess Jul 4, 2015

    Issue two sees the story progress into something outside of this bro-mantic bacchanal. I would have been perfectly content to just read issue after issue of creators Robinson and Hinkle's messed-up autobiographical (?) tales but in this issue we get better acquainted with the one point of light and purity in this whol Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jul 1, 2015

    Airboy is a story about creating a story, but then along comes the character of the story into the real world you'll just have to check it out. Robinson and Hinkle have created a unique story that reads like an episode of Californication crossed with Saturday morning cartoons.It's a masterpiece! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Jul 1, 2015

    Airboy #2 is exploitative, raw, inappropriate and offensive, and it's honest all the more because of it. It doesn't placate its readership with the kind of vapid, feel-good jargon in many other so-called "progressive" comics; you know, the kind that feel like they were lifted from some Facebook motivational sticker. It is insensitive and abrasive, but at least it feels true, and not just like it's trying to win points or be everybody's ism's poster-child. And in that, I find its style of swill refreshing; not to mention really, really entertaining. Buy it and roll around in it. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Jul 4, 2015

    What happens when a book that you like takes a weird, offensive turn? In this issue of Airboy, some interesting and funny material is undone by some offensive jokes. Robinson and Hinkle try to understand their charge, even if they're mostly convinced they're in the middle of a very bad trip. It's no trip, though, and Airboy isn't too happy with the world of the second millennium. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jul 2, 2015

    Now, Airboy #2 is all about those transgender women the book dehumanizes, and theres no getting around it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 6, 2015

    Airboy will probably get a push from the controversy that surrounded this issue, and maybe the last two issues will prove that push to be deserved. Hinkle's art definitely deserves attention, but Robinson has yet to find his footing. The "depressed artist" trope is a well-worn one, and I kept waiting for the script to really say something about, well, anything at all. We do get an interesting bit of self-evaluation from Robinson, but it isn't the tentpole moment that the comic needs. Some readers might be enthralled with the bit of "inside baseball" that the comic provides, but that's a terribly small niche to be aiming for. I believe that Robinson has something to say - some of his previous work has had a very strong voice - I don't think this is an effective vehicle for him to say it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comix I Read - Tyler Omichinski Jul 4, 2015

    I feel like a disappointed parent, seeing that things have gone terribly wrong again. The team was trying to show two people at their lowest, terrible people doing some terrible things, and I'm cool with that. This was outside of what was necessary. Read Full Review

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