Jupiter's Circle #2

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Wilfredo Torres Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 6, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
7.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

It's 1958 America, and Dr. Richard Conrad is a superhero and celebrated surgeon...with another identity that he struggles to keep hidden from his trusted teammates. When the director of the FBI threatens to reveal his secret, Richard is forced to make an impossible decision, all while his team battles to keep the world safe.

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Chris White May 7, 2015

    All in all, Jupiters Circle #2 is a smart and personal look at love, society and saving the world in an era that was still getting used to anything that wasnt what its perception of normal was. It gives us a deep journey into the soul of a man on the precipice of life, when his decision to do the right thing or take the easy way out could cost him greatly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez May 5, 2015

    Mark has been very wise in selecting his collaborators for the various Millarworld titles and Jupiters Circleis no exception. The symbiosis makes for a compelling post-modern comic that shines some light on the rumors and shady nature of American history. Count me in for issue three! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Sep 24, 2015

    Unfortunately the issue feels ever so slightly incomplete. After Hoover hung Vanilla Iceover a balconyand threatens to bring down everyone around Richard, we flash forward to the gang mobbin at headquarters as Blue Bolt walks in flashin his pearly whites. They are surprised he is in such high spirits. He tells everyone that the head of the FBI relinquished his attack and sent him the negatives. Nobody asks any questions. Nobody explains a thing. All that happens is Fitz says some sly shit in response to Walter's digressive gay remark, then we get a flashback of Fitz gettin the dirt on Hoover and Tolsen in the bedroom. Turns out, Fitz may be a family man who's too paternal to have a long night of drinking, but don't count him out to handle his business if thehomies are in need. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin May 7, 2015

    Jupiter's Circle's first issue may not have enticed as much as I hoped, but this second outing certainly does. Granted, there's still a lot of ground to cover before it comes close to being on par with Jupiter's Legacy, but as a stand alone tale it's certainly becoming impressive. So I say give this a try, pick up the first two issues of this fine series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 7, 2015

    This prequel to Jupiter's Legacy may lack that book's generational element, but it's still very interested in the gulf between how things once were and how they are now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 5, 2015

    While a conclusion is welcome it comes at the price of feeling cheap and lacking. The art and a fun opening sequence almost make up for it. Almost. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 11, 2015

    "Jupiter's Circle" could have easily been a throwaway comic, an unnecessary prequel. Two issues in, and "Jupiter's Circle" is quickly becoming a must read thanks to Millar and Torres. This isn't just an attempt to fill the publishing gap while "Jupiter's Legacy" is on hiatus; this is a fun and entertaining comic in its own right. I'm definitely on board for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh May 6, 2015

    Jupiter's Circle #2 may not be the most unique story in the world, but it does continue to be a great exploration by Millar, Torres and the whole team into the more secret battles undertaken by The Greatest Generation of superheroes. I continue to be interested in seeing how this portion of the Jupiter mythology affects our understanding of the Legacy to come, and will be here for at least as long as the quality storytelling in this series – both visual and in narrative – holds out. Now if you'll excuse me, this smoothie isn't going to top itself up. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - El Moos May 7, 2015

    Disappointing prequel to a great saga. Read Full Review

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