Jupiter's Legacy #2

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Frank Quitely Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 26, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 12
8.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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The comic book event of 2013 continues as the schism between the superheroes widens and a plot to unseat the greatest hero of them all emerges. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Superman this month by buying this frankly much-more interesting book by superstar creators MARK MILLAR and FRANK QUITELY.

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Shane Kildea Jun 27, 2013

    Jupiter's Legacy is stellar! It is as triple A as a comic can get and you are truly missing out if you aren't reading it. Issue one was great but this is the start of the ride. The story is starting to unfold nicely and I'm eagerly awaiting each new issue now. BUY IT! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jul 1, 2013

    If you ever wanted to know how you dethrone the greatest hero of all time, read this right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ricardo Guajardo Jun 26, 2013

    One thing I felt with one specific character is that she didn't get enough character development, but I will give Millar the benefit of the doubt as he knows where the payoff will lead to. Overall, I recommend this comic to returning & new readers of Millar's previous work and also Frank Quitely fans as he shows he has never lost a step. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Aug 19, 2015

    While revisiting this outstanding series, it's made clear that at its core, Jupiter's Legacy is a re-imagining of the imperfect superhero, or in this case, the super family. Miller does an amazing job of depicting what the real-world implications would be if history was graced with its first group of superheroes and what that would mean for future generations. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig Jun 26, 2013

    I won't spoil the turn the story takes on the final two pages, even if it's probably not that much of a surprise. After all, if you're paying attention, you know that you've read this story before, but it's still a pleasure to watch a pair of masters tell it again with every bit of their skill. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Jun 29, 2013

    Jupiter's Legacy #2 isn't as good as the first issue, but it's still pretty damn good. Millar's story really slows down to focus on the characters, but there are some great character beats. And of course, Frank Quitely's art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Jul 12, 2013

    There's tons of drama in this issue, and Millar has been known to wrench things even further. Expect upheaval, pain, and misery in the issues to come. By the look of things, it will be worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jun 28, 2013

    The second issue improves on the first, setting up a superhero story that seems like it'll be pretty epic. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Jun 26, 2013

    Millar and Quitely team up to bring the second issue of something that feels like it could be an instant classic. The next generation of superheroes is underperforming and the plot thickens to what should be a stupendous boiling point in an incredible book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 26, 2013

    Jupiter's Legacy #2 takes all the established nuances of the first outing and easily expands on them in order to give birth to something that's wholly unique and unto itself. In short: the second issue is better than the first as it earns a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jul 1, 2013

    Still, that's mainly a production complaint. The story itself is good, and after a fairly slow first issue spent establishing the world and characters, the second issue sees its various plots start to move quickly and definitively. It's too early to say whether this is "the greatest superhero epic of this generation" as "Jupiter's Legacy's" back cover asserts, but it's certainly on the right track, and if nothing else, it feels like an interesting thematic companion to "Kick Ass" in the way it deconstructs the idea of a superhero. Perhaps Millar has a new point to make in that well-worn arena, perhaps not, but after two issues this good, he probably deserves the benefit of the doubt. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 29, 2013

    The issue derives its interest solely by sapping the maturity away from its characters, but they nonetheless speak, behave, and react appropriately to well-motivated tensions with each other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Tony Calandra Jun 26, 2013

    Now dont let my ONE issue put you off to this comic book. Jupiters Legacy brings a fresh drama filled look into the world of a superhero family. It is nice to see the other side of superheroes and how they are just like us with everyday problems. So if you are looking for something new out there in the comic book world than check out Jupiters Legacy #2 brought to us by Image Comics. Jupiters Legacy is out now at many local comic book shops as well as online at ImageComics.com. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - James Jun 25, 2013

    This is the second issue and there was something really Shakespearean about it, perhaps the analogy with Royalty, perhaps the way that it is about the unrest within a family of power, it just feels good and I really cannot wait for the rest of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Oct 24, 2013

    Another fantastic issue, and although this series is still in the set-up stages it is still very exciting and dramatic, having a lot of suspense and emotion. It also had a brilliant tone and atmosphere throughout it, with the character interaction being amazing. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue, as well as the last issue, as they are both fabulous reads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Kat Vergin Jun 27, 2013

    There are a number of drinking games just waiting to be made out of this comic. Id give you guys some ideas, but its so hard to type, considering how hammered I am right now. All I can say is someone had a brilliant design when they created this comic. Its everything consumers want in entertainment brought to probably the most fanatical branch of entertainment consumers. Pure genius. We raise our drinks to Legacy, or as I affectionately call this new series, The Kanye West of Comic Books. Hows that mainstream cake taste, geeks? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jun 26, 2013

    If you’re already sick of Millar’s stuff, this probably isn’t going to win you over again. However, if, like me, you’re not quite at the shunning level, in Jupiter’s Legacy, you’ll find a beautifully-drawn and colored story about the idealogical clash of generations and the dilution of conviction, all within a tight framework that lies somewhere between the Bible, Romeo & Juliet, the Fantastic Four and that moment when people stopped believing in gods. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 26, 2013

    If you had any doubts about this series after reading e first issue, this one should put your mind at ease. Mark Millar has created a cast of super-powered characters and they are far from perfect. Seeing failed attempts and problems that could arise from a superhero/celebrity lifestyle is intriguing. This gives the series a feeling that separates it from the average superhero comic. Frank Quitely's art is great to see. It's always amazing to see the detail he puts in as well as how he lays out a scene. There's still some question as to where Millar will take the story but that's also part of the fun - watching the story unfold. Millar and Quitely have created an interesting world and each issue is a fascinating trip. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Player Effort - Adedayo Olomodosi Jul 11, 2013

    With characters that fall into typical tropes, Jupiter's Legacy #2 tells a typical story with some exceptional art. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 26, 2013

    Peter Doherty's colors further flesh out Quitely's work, lending depth to the characters themselves and contrasting cool nighttime scenes with warm, brightly lit shots of hospitals and city streets. Whether or not the story picks up steam or shows a desire to escape its superhero trappings, Quitely's art will continue to keep me invested in Jupiter's Legacy. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jun 28, 2013

    While it has yet to tread new ground, “Jupiter's Legacy” is a book full of depth and potential. With an engaging cast, an intriguing premise, and breathtaking visuals, it has all the makings of a modern classic, if the all star creative team can successfully execute what they've started. One thing is for sure, based on the grim cliffhanger, this is as far from Superman as it gets. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Statues And Superheroes - Steven Viscido Sep 7, 2013

    That said, probably the biggest flaw in the first two issues of this series is that absolutely no one in the story is remotely likable.  The kids all come off as brats, and the adults as judgmental and intolerant.  Sheldon is too rigidly trusting of politicians; Walter is too willing to impose martial law "for the greater good."  I'm not quite sure who Millar thinks I'm going to root for in this series, but so far, there isn't anyone I feel like cheering on.  Therefore, although this book is technically good, I can't see myself continuing with it long term unless something changes to improve the likability of the main characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Jun 27, 2013

    Frank Quitely's art is a strong selling point of the book, using broad panels with sharp pencils. Jupiter's Legacy is still in its early stages of comic life, so I wouldn't write it off yet. Issue #2 is still a solid read, and worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jun 26, 2013

    Jupiter's Legacy #1 blow the doors off, but #2 takes it down several notches. It's still a solid and enjoyable story, it just feels more like a soap opera than exploration of the big ideas presented in the debut issue. Read Full Review

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