Skyward #2

Writer: Joe Henderson Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 23, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 14
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

"MY LOW-G LIFE," Part Two
Willa's Dad claims he knows how to fix the world. Willa thinks he's a crazy old man. The truth lies down on the Streets, where the rich live, staying as far away from the deadly sky as possible. There they use the latest technology to pretend G-day never happened. And Willa quickly discovers they aren't friendly to outsiders...

  • 10 - Megan Peters May 23, 2018

    Skyward #2 keeps things brisk with an airy pace, and it promises to kick off what may become Image's best series of 2018. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea May 25, 2018

    'Skyward' is so well executed and constructed it's the type of comic you can recommend to anyone and everyone. It's engaging and charming while being mysterious but inviting. There are certain stories tailored to one niche or another but 'Skyward' is truly a title that can be universally consumed and enjoyed. It's only issue two and I'm already smitten with this comic. And you will too.  Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - May 26, 2018

    This exceeds the achievements of the first issue, which I was already pretty happy with. It moves the plot on quite a bit, expands the cast of characters and adds a very tangible sense of peril at the end. All wrapped up with some awesome artwork. Enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Jeremiah Johnston May 23, 2018

    SKYWARD #2 seems to complete the necessary exposition of this new series by introducing the readers to the rest of the world. Not only do we begin to see the human cost of the cataclysmic G-Day (through phenomenal art) but also how others have turned a profit on the tragedy. Yet despite the intrigue brought on by new information, Willa's character continued unchanged and unchallenged by the events of the comic. Will that change in the next issue? Probably -- but on its own, SKYWARD #2 felt a little weaker than the first issue of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken May 22, 2018

    One thing I will note is that while Willa's adventurous spirit and overeagerness to escape her life are fun, we are already starting to see how much trouble it's getting her into. It will be interesting to see what she stumble into further down the line and hope we keep getting more amazing issues of Skyward down the line. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 23, 2018

    The series is creative and there's an energy about it that makes it beyond entertaining. The issues so far are so full of detail that you'll linger on pages to see how society has changed and what has been impacted. The layers of storytelling here are a lot and so good. Image has been putting out solid comics and this is one that stands out from the pack. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Lilith Jewett Jun 5, 2018

    Skyward is developing well, I look forward to seeing where it goes next, and you should be too. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Max Sisco May 22, 2018

    Skyward isn't a dazzling book but it's clever, with pitch perfect art and many places it can take the story, and sometimes that's all you need. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher May 23, 2018

    A fun book that takes an interesting premise and makes you care about its characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Kyle Simcox May 24, 2018

    Skyward has thankfully stepped up its game with it's second issue. It was nice to see what G-Day has done to everyone including Willow's father and the effects its had on the social hierarchy. Its also a bit more fun than the last issue without seeming too absurd, and the narrative it a bit tighter too. While it certainly isn't perfect Skyward is heading in a better direction, especially now that we have a villain on the scene to make matters worse for our heroine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - The Guy In The Hat May 23, 2018

    The art of issue two continues its dynamic sense of motion and fluidity of the world above while introducing us to the heavy, rigidity of the surface world. A study of the framing of the books panels reinforces the joy of movement of the sky dwellers enjoy while at the same time highlighting the tense, oppressive surface world where wealth has artificially kept the status quo. In a mere two issues Skyward has presented us with a ballet set in a complex world of increasing beauty and burgeoning treachery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 29, 2018

    Skyward #2 isnt as fun as the first issue, but it is still a good installment. The plot has direction, Willa is still lovable as hell, and the art continues to look great. As such, this issue earns a recommendation too. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart May 24, 2018

    Skyward #2 is a unique sci-fi experience and promises to turn into an engrossing mystery, but it's Willa's heart and good-natured charm that really carries the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Chris Campbell May 23, 2018

    Overall Skyward #2 takes the next logical step in its storytelling path and does so very well. Great writing and eye-catching art combine for a fun ride into the future. Depending on how some common tropes are handled over the next few issues will either limit or unbound the series potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 22, 2018

    Lee Garbett should be feeling very good about himself right now, because this is some career-making work - he hasn't just leveled up from his previous work, he's launched it into the stratosphere. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher May 23, 2018

    Issue #2 of Skyward did a wonderful job bringing further life to a planet without gravity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa May 23, 2018

    Amazing storytelling, Willa has never been out of Chicago, but also has never been in the streets, taking her there is still an adventure, giving her new perspectives and grow as a person. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins May 22, 2018

    Despite taking some problematic turns in the bigger story that I wished it hadn't, Skyward is a pleasant character driven story of a Dad and daughter struggling in a crazy world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Kyle Wilson May 23, 2018

    Skyward #2 continues with everything which made Hendersons first issue so exciting and impressive. The concept alone, a world with low gravity, is simple. Yet, it has allowed Garbett and Fabela to collaborate and create exciting cityscapes and life-filled environments. Furthermore, Hendersons writing for Willa is perfectly encapsulated visually by Garbett and Fabela. While the science behind the worlds mysterious loss of gravity is left unexplained, it leaves readers wanting to pursue future issues for answers. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder May 23, 2018

    Skyward #2 is a mediocre addition to a series that needs a lot of work going forward. I love the concept of a world without gravity and some of the characters do work, so the bones are there. Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett simply need to do more with Willa and make her semi-likable or even capable, while fixing some other flaws. Read Full Review

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