Jupiter's Circle: Vol. 2 #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Wilfredo Torres Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

Legendary MARK MILLAR reunites with the superlative WILFREDO TORRES in this epic prequel to the smash-hit JUPITER'S LEGACY series! In midcentury America, the world's greatest superheroes triumph in their public battles, while struggling with private ones. Mad Men-style period drama meets Justice League-inspired team action in a brand new volume. Introducing new regular cover artist BILL SIENKIEWICZ. Also features character design cover by FRANK QUITELY.

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Nov 30, 2015

    Every moment contained within this book is a loving reminder of what's still possible in a superhero story. When we drop all pretense and let the heroes live as they rightfully should. It reminds us what's possible when a superman is allowed to be a superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 25, 2015

    Measured and well written drama about a happy marriage is solid, but where is the conflict? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 25, 2015

    It's nice to see this volume developing more of a recurring storyline, but the book could still use an extra dose of drama. As it is, this hardly reads like the same universe as Jupiter's Legacy at times. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Nov 26, 2015

    Jupiter's Circle vol. 2 #1 did exactly what it needed to do, deliver an engaging tale that is intriguing enough for new readers whilst also feeling like a worthy continuation for dedicated fan. It also sets up an intriguing new narrative that I look forward to exploring more of. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 30, 2015

    It may sound silly, but the long gap in the wait for a second "Jupiter's Legacy" series actually does "Jupiter's Circle" a big favor, in that one might very well forget the status of all of these characters in the present day. At this point, it's actually better to view "Jupiter's Circle" as less of a prequel and more of a fun series in its own right, divorced from anything else. This is a pleasant opening chapter in the latest story featuring these characters, and it'll be nice to see where it's going next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Nov 25, 2015

    Whilst not exactly action-packed, volume two is off to a solid start, and certainly contains enough intrigue to keep youfirmly on the hook. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Nov 29, 2015

    Its a little unclear if the world really NEEDED a blend of the sleazier elements of Watchmen with the scope and scale of Squadron Supreme, but its here now and its still a very engaging read. The new-found foreboding atmosphere and senseof things being on the cusp of going horribly wrong for everyone involved is a nice way of raising the stakes for the comic that seems like progress rather than the backsliding that afflicted Jupiters Legacy in its later issues. In a career filled with harsh entries like Kick Ass and Kingsman, where even the allegedly nicer comics like Starlight are still pretty angry and depressing, its pretty refreshing to see Millar write a story about well-rounded people trying to do the right thing till their humanity just ends up in the way. The emphasis on human fallibility isnt new territory for him, but treating it with a greater deal of sympathy certainly is and it makes for a welcome change. Read Full Review

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