Jupiter's Legacy: Vol. 2 #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Frank Quitely, Peter Doherty Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 29, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 7
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

IT'S HERE! The sequel to industry sales-beast JUPITER'S LEGACY is back and it boasts monthly FRANK QUITELY! Superhero offspring Hutch and Chloe have come out of hiding with son Jason to assemble a team of super-crooks from around the globe.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Cat McGlinn May 31, 2016

    Millar and Quitely are obviously an excellent team and the synergy between them shines through in this comic. Sometimes when a series starts a new arc there can be a worry that it might have lost some of the magic that kept you interested in the first place. Not so with Legacy 2. Its simply a great story, well told. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jun 1, 2016

    Jupiter's Legacy 2 #1 is a sensational opening issue, reminding us why the first volume was such a hit. Quickly getting us up to speed, the creative team gave us a narrative that was both thrilling and exciting, leaving us with a cliffhanger that is bound to leave readers wanting more. So make sure you get this gem when it hits comic shops June 29th. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Slackjaw Punks - Duff Jun 29, 2016

    Jupiter's Legacy Vol.2 #1, blisters at 98C! I can't wait to see this series hit boiling point! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Jun 30, 2016

    I recommend this issue to anyone who either finds an appeal in the sort of old fashioned heroism that has gone out of style in recent years or perhaps just wants to try something different in the superhero genre. As I'm sure this series will make the reader question, "what is moral?" or "what truly is the greater good?" I am eagerly awaiting issue 2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Jul 11, 2016

    It's hard not to be drawn into the events and want to know more" to learn just how bad things are and how those formally believed to be criminals can turn the tables and make things right. The movie version will certainly be interesting to behold but will no doubt be spread over a few films" there is just too much detail in these worlds that can't be left out for fear of ruining the richness of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jun 29, 2016

    Jupiter's Legacy Vol. 2 #1 is a sumptuous display of good guys maneuvering around the bad. All mere setup for the melee to come. But let's dig a little deeper next issue. Let's have more of that signature Millar dialogue, some of that qualified swagger and sneer. But most importantly, let's see that corner get cleared within 30 days. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Liam Budd Jul 4, 2016

    An exciting return of a series with lots of potential, Millar's writing is more assured and Quitely is excellent as always. Let's just hope they do not succumb to the old pitfalls. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Jun 29, 2016

    Welp, Brandon and Walter's theory proves correct cuz their plan is to send in the big guns first. To start the fight off with this world's version of The Mountain in the 3ft 4in, not a day over 8 years old Jason. Ohh what a time to be barely over 5 and the most powerful person in the Eastern Hemisphere! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jul 9, 2016

    The opening of the issue focuses on the past of Hutch and an encounter with his dad, which turns into quite the turning point. Hopefully this comic can learn from it's slightly weaker points and produce a truly great series. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 29, 2016

    It's good to have Jupiter's Legacy back on the stands. This series might not radically reinvent superhero comics as we know them, but it does feature two talented creators weaving an exciting and visually stunning tale of villains taking the world back from the heroes that failed it. If this issue is any judge, hopefully this sequel can offer the deeper character work that the original sometimes lacked. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein May 31, 2016

    This book is a true collaboration and it shows that thecreators are working from their favorite ideas and concepts. Each member of the creative team is responsible for the overall storytelling, and in this case were in good hands. Jupiter's Legacy is back! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 28, 2016

    If you're looking for something deeper than superhero fisticuffs, admittedly Jupiter's Legacy 2 might not be the series for you - but it's to Millar and Quietly's credit that they care less about the sanctity of superhero concepts and instead uses their physical iconography to deliver a fun action blockbuster. Like many of Millar's other works, this is a book that's defined by its production values more than its sense of resonance - although the idea of all-powerful families bickering and squabbling and betraying one another has gone back as far as, well, the Roman gods this book is named after - but if you've kept up with the first volume of this series and are willing to be patient as this second installment unfolds, you'll find a lot to like about Jupiter's Legacy 2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 1, 2016

    Millar is one of those writers that you literally can’t get sick of. His writing style is so fluid, so natural, and so smooth, that it just makes you feel comfortable. This series is one that is bound to have some seriously epic moments. A huge group of supervillains going against a huge group of superheroes that everyone [uncharacteristically] hates? That’s just good storytelling. Keep reading to watch the chaos unfold! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Jun 29, 2016

    The criminal uprising begins in Jupiter's Legacy Vol 2 #1. With so many new characters to introduce we don't spend lots of time with our main cast. However, there is a level of excitement as Chloe's criminal gang is assembled. Millar and Quitely are setting up all the chess pieces and now we can watch how they'll be moved across the board. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jun 29, 2016

    Millar sets aside the subplots and character nuances of past miniseries and favors a straightforward resumption of the series without any twists or distractions. "Jupiter's Legacy 2" #1 is a simple, action-packed treat for readers who enjoyed the "Jupiter's Circle" prequels but have really been waiting for the primary story to get rolling again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jun 29, 2016

    Jupiter's Legacy 2#1 has a couple likable characters, some fun set pieces, and continues Millar's hopeful throughline of nostalgia triumphing over tyranny, but it is still a pretty shaky debut with a veritable toy box of characters bursting forth by the time the final cliffhanger happens. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jun 29, 2016

    Jupiter's Legacy 2 #1 is a good return to the series, but not a stellar one. While it gets the plot all set up for the newest arc, it does feel very light on the story and on the characterization, which was the best part of the first five issues. While fans will certainly not want to miss out on the comic's return, there's no shame in waiting until the next issue comes out when the plot will really kick in. Read Full Review

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