Sovereign #2

Sovereign #2

Writer: Chris Roberson Artist: Paul Maybury Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 23, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
5.8Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

An emperor lays dead, with no successor named for his vacated throne. Visitors from a distant land discover that there is more in the world than their philosophies know. And three masked outcasts come bearing word of a coming apocalypse...

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Apr 24, 2014

    This world is continuing to grow, taking on new nuances and fleshing out currents of history as we go. It's refreshing to read a comic whose success relies so much on the reader paying attention, and if "Sovereign" continues to succeed, it's because it's an intellectually stimulating read on every level. Roberson's writing and Maybury's art conspire to build a world that you have to participate in to understand, and with this second issue, losing yourself in this accomplished a tale continues to be a thrilling prospect. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Apr 22, 2014

    Sovereign #2 continues to provide a tremendous amount of universe building, but so far not enough story to feel truly engaging. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Apr 29, 2014

    Chris Roberson and Paul Maybury's Sovereign is at a snail's pace so far with two issues. With epic fantasy, a lot of development goes into world building and at its current pace, Sovereign's story has a long way to go. The story has potential with its unique setting and characters, barring a few borrowed references from modern fantasy concepts like Game of Thrones. However, the story needs to speed up to its more exciting parts in order to get readers interested. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Raisa Apr 23, 2014

    Overall, I am disappointed with Sovereign #2. It had potential and it could just do a lot better. I can't say I particularly want to read the next book, but I still hold on to the hope that I will see something better when I do. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Apr 23, 2014

    Sovereign #2 is a bit weaker than the first; the the main problem with the series already rears its head — with three stories going on, where the stories are rather slow and uneventful while also lacking with characterization and sometimes context — the comic itself is just not engaging as it could be. This is the type of story that does not work at all on a monthly basis. If you must read it, just wait for a trade collection. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Jefferey Pinkos May 3, 2014

    The #2 is no different. I hesitated in writing here knowing full well that my feelings are unchanged. I may as well go all Gus Van Sant Psycho here and copy-and-paste the review from its #1. The art by Maybury is good. It may be the grandest title in all of comics, but I still don't see the evidence. I hesitate to continue if by its second issue I still fail to understand the point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Deckard Apr 30, 2014

    I really want to like this book because there has been a lot of effort put into the world and the backstory, but it's difficult to follow. By the time I was through half the comic I forgot many of the names already mentioned and the lack of development makes it easy to zone out sometimes. I think the art goes well with the story and is well done and the backstory has a lot of structure to it, so it has that going for it. As of now, I don't think I'll be continuing with the series and maybe I'll check out the trade eventually. It will probably be easier to read with more action in one sitting.

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