Rocket Girl #2

Rocket Girl #2

Writer: Brandon Montclare Artist: Amy Reeder Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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Teen future-cop DaYoung Johansson hits 1980s NYC like a meteor. People can't get enough of the Rocket Girl: she's fighting crime, saving citizens, and causing a sensation. But she's also trying to right a wrong in a mystery so deep it could change the future forever. There's a lot more going on here than anyone knows about - and it might be more than the 15-year-old super detective can handle.

"A time-travelling teen police force is the stuff my dreams are made of. It's drawn elegantly and masterfully by Amy Reeder. It looks like she and Brandon Montclare came up with the perfect story more

  • 9.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Aug 4, 2014

    Rocket Girl #2 is an excellent follow up and builds on what was established in the first issue in an exciting way. The issue is as fast-paced as the first one but with less characters doing the same exact thing it's more focused and the story progresses very well, confirming that everything isn't as it seems. The flashbacks (or flashforwards?) work much better this time around, and the partial revelation of Dayoung's informant's identity only makes the story that much more intriguing. I hope that the developments at the end of this issue don't slow down the story's progress but for now, I'm just kicking back enjoying this thrilling ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Nov 13, 2013

    "Rocket Girl" #2 is a very likeable, accessible, clever and charismatic comic that, above all else, is just plain fun. Montclare serves up a well-traveled idea with a twist, and Reeder embellishes it with a cheerful and upbeat flair that makes it one of the most enjoyable comic books of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 15, 2013

    Rocket Girl is a very fun, energetic ride, about a girl who's perfectly happy with jumping back in time, setting up shop, and fighting crime with her jetpack while rolling her eyes at adults trying to figure her out. Montclare and Reeder don't seem to be in any rush to slow things down with an origin story. Instead, they've jumped right into the fun and said "let's just watch a teenage girl who means business chump the world for a while, shall we?" Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Nov 14, 2013

    “Rocket Girl” is one of those rare comics that can hit every note it tries to hit. Whether mugging for laughs – or pulling back to inspire awe, their approach ends up working. Montclare and Reeder clearly see their worlds, both real and imaginary, different from everyone else. But they're on the same wavelength with one another, and “Rocket Girl” is the wonderful, imagination-fueled result of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Nov 12, 2013

    Rocket Girl is one of those series that has creators who work well together crafting their own personal story that we get to enjoy and reap the benefits of some remarkable artistic teamwork. Each issue has been perfectly paced, enchanting and enthralling, which is the perfect way to keep a reader both satisfied but also excited for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Nov 13, 2013

    The art is again just stunning. It's detailed, bright, and dynamic. Just like the first issue, both time periods are brought to life expertly and the futuristic 2013 stood out even more to me, like the portrayal of the holographic news stations on Dayoung's Q-Pad. Also, we got a deeper look into Dayoung's personality. It's clear that she is very strong-willed and wise beyond her years. When Leshawn wants to go with her back to 1986, she just gives him a stoic look and says "You'll only slow me down." This was a great second issue, and I'm looking forward to putting more of the pieces of the puzzle together next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 17, 2013

    The art is a treasure, the story less so, but Montclare spins a well-worn plot with enough of his own ideas to make it fresh. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Nov 13, 2013

    ROCKET GIRL is a fast-paced, clean story about a complicated time-travel situation, and Montclare and Reeder are handling the subject with aplomb. There's an excellent balance of serious sci-fi and light humor, and the time split between 1986 (as it was) and 2013 (as it might have been) keeps the story engaging and shows off some creative range. Bonus: it's appropriate for readers of all ages (thus far), and seems particularly suitable for tween/teen readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Nov 19, 2013

    As it is, I would say that I like the story, though I'm not totally won over yet. I think the character developments and mirroring finales makes this a strong issue overall. The overarching story, though, is still a little murky. I understand that suspense dictates that information should be doled out slowly, but I hope that readers are soon given a long-term plot reason to invest in Rocket Girl because I think that's the one element missing from making this series an excellent one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Nov 18, 2013

    The bottom line is this: there's nothing to keep me invested in this series. To be quite frank, that kind of makes me angry. The world, plot and characters all have so much potential. This book has the potential to be a great science fiction series, but it's so mediocre that it can't recognize any of its potential. Read Full Review

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