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Skyward #1

Writer: Joe Henderson Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 19
8.3Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

"MY LOW-G LIFE," Part One: One day, gravity on earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it's...well, it's pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don't jump too high. And maybe don't stumble into a dangerous plan to bring gravity back that could get you killed....
From writer JOE HENDERSON (showrunner of Fox's Lucifer) and artist LEE GARBETT (Lucifer, Loki: Agent of Asgard), SKYWARD is an adventure-filled exploration of our wo more

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Apr 23, 2018

    Garbetts artwork is amazing and really makes this bizarre world come to life. Hendersons script is one that is a simple yet well-executed premise, one I personally havent seen done. I was blown away by Skyward, and I dont care if I sound cheesy, but the skys the limit when it comes to this new series. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 10 - Megan Peters Apr 18, 2018

    This debut issue finds a way to tether readers to its high-flying story, and the issue wraps with a bewildering cliffhanger that will leave you desperate for its next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Apr 20, 2018

    'Skyward' is a beautifully told tale that is creative and full of wonder. What would it be like to live with very little gravity around you? Things are bound to get dark but so far this gorgeous and fun debut is intoxicating. It has plenty of heart with mysteries to unfold in the coming issues. This is not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Jeremiah Johnston Apr 18, 2018

    SKYWARD #1 may not be the most action-packed comic, but don't think it's not worth a read. In this textbook model for how you begin a series, SKYWARD #1 takes us right to the beginning of when Earth lost most of its gravity " and makes it personal. We then get to see how the world adapts to the change through the eyes of 20-year-old Willa, our protagonist, whose upbeat personality runs counter to her father's crippling fear of the outside world. The artistic duo of Lee Garbett (art) and Antonio Fabela (colors) brings the "low-G" world to believable life, creating a world of wonder so different " and so similar " to our own. This is a first issue " and a series " you won't want to miss! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Apr 20, 2018

    A fun, sunshine-filled trip to the Windy City plunged skyward. In many ways the perfect first issue. I will be interested to see how the premise of this story develops in later issues. I have a feeling things may take a darker turn in future issues, but who knows? As things stand though, a fun first issue that will lift you off your feet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Apr 17, 2018

    If Henderson can sustain this momentum, Skyward will be aseries, and a world, worth exploring. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 18, 2018

    The not so quite far-flung future has an interesting vibe in play to compliment the father daughter relationship. Both Willa and her father want her to be able to travel, but with his heart stuck in the past andher head firmly in the present, with low gravity to deal with, what will keep theses two from drifting apart? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Apr 18, 2018

    This was not an action packed book, but it was packed full of some great art and cool concepts of a story never told. I personally have never watched Fox'sLucifer, but Joe Henderson's writing really sucks you in and leaves you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 21, 2018

    Skyward #1 is a well-rounded and exciting introductory issue to the series. The concept is weird, but the comic bears it well. Willa is a likable protagonist. Garbett and Fabela provide some great artwork. This comic earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    On Comics Ground - Mary Swangin Apr 29, 2018

    Skyward #1 provides a new and interesting take on the post-apocalyptic genre and thelight-hearted tone doesn't negate the danger that still exists in that world. Henderson andGarbett craft a memorable issue. I adored every panel and I really look forward to what thefuture holds. If you want a new series to pick up Skyward is for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Max Sisco Apr 18, 2018

    Skyward #1 is light on plot but makes up for it with a great world and tons of possibilities on where to take it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Apr 19, 2018

    "Skyward" is a confidant debut issue that mixes strong characterization with beautiful work from Lee Garbett and Antonio Fabela that gives the reader a strong indication of what this new series is about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 24, 2018

    Writer Joe Henderson and artist Lee Garbett offer up an interesting premise for the new Image series. An untethered future overs unique challenges for our protagonist. In a single issue they set-up the world, give us some insight into how reckless (yet resourceful) Willa can be, and foreshadow the end goal. Can Willa's father really save the world? (And does he hold some responsibility for what happened?) Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Apr 17, 2018

    By focusing on the drama between father and daughter, Joe Henderson gives Skyward #1 an emotional hook for readers and leaves room for subsequent issues to reveal more about the world. What is shown here is fascinating and well realized. Lee Garbett and Antonio Fabela do a fantastic job in showing the world without needing to have exposition explain everything around it. That makes for an immersive and entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Apr 18, 2018

    Lee Garbett (who drew one of the best runs of a comic ever in Loki: Agent of Asgard) deserves so much praise here. A lot of what makes the world of Skyward work is in the details. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Michael D Apr 18, 2018

    This series is off to a great start. The book has it all, a great concept, fun character and a compelling story. It’s a very solid first issue, filled with potential. Don’t let this series float past you. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Apr 16, 2018

    The premise might seem goofy, but the story is solid. A man must save the world or at least try to return it to what it was. I'm guessing we will find that there are those who will blame him and those who will try to stop him. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outright Geekery - Alex Wedderien Apr 17, 2018

    Skyward is an interesting start to a world without gravitational limits. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Apr 18, 2018

    Absolutely worth following in the future to see where they take this, for Skyward the only way is up from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Apr 23, 2018

    I've never been a connoisseur of hard science fiction, preferring writers with a talent for making incredibly complex technical concepts and their implications understandable to the layperson. Folks like the late Michael Crichton come to mind. Despite this, the consequences of a low-G Earth and how humanity copes with it fired my imagination afterburners. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck Apr 18, 2018

    I think this might not work for me. Perhaps I need to know if there is method to this, or if it's one of those “don't think about it! Comics R Fun!” sort of deals. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Apr 19, 2018

    On first read-through, Skyward reminds me of Animosity from AfterShock Comics – a simple concept that has near limitless scope for expansion. And, to that end, I can only hope that Henderson and Garbett follow in Animosity's footsteps and focus on the story and characters first and the gimmick second. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    We The Nerdy - Kyle Simcox Apr 23, 2018

    As an optimistic reader, I had a hard time finding anything that I liked about Skyward. It tries to spin too many plates at once for a first issue and just doesn't seem to even have a coherent grasp on gravity which is the central plot mechanic. Overall though, I just found it really boring and its just too bad it's art work can't save it from being a bad comic. Read Full Review

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