Champions #2

Writer: Eve Ewing Artist: Simone Di Meo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 11, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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• When clashing protests over the teen vigilante ban break out across Chicago, the Champions risk their freedom to protect the young protestors from overzealous C.R.A.D.L.E. agents - but Chicago's own hometown hero, Ironheart, is nowhere to be seen.
•  Where is Riri Williams? Why has she abandoned the Champions? And could it have anything to do with the mole in their ranks...?
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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Nov 11, 2020

    Champions #2 follows a brilliant first issue with another fantastic chapter. Ewing takes four of Marvels best, young heroes and uses them to explore dark themes. Their personalities are very likable and will surely be explored as the event picks up momentum. The art is stunning and influential in creating the tense atmosphere the pages radiate. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Nov 10, 2020

    Champions #2 is a powerful and poignant issue. It doesn't pull punches, and instead tells a story that will hit very close to home. Supporting all of that writing one will find striking artwork, which makes brilliant use of light sources and color. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kenneth Laster Nov 12, 2020

    "Champions" #2 continues a dynamic and relevant take on the "superhero legislation trope". Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Nov 13, 2020

    I like how the conflict is being presented between teenagers on both sides, seeing as it affects them the most. As the issues go forward, it will be interesting to see how Ewing explores the resolution to this conflict, especially since it weaves its way into the core group of Champions. It's also nice to see Riri be elevated as a core character alongside Miles, Kamela, and Sam. Her character feels like she will play a much bigger role down the road. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 11, 2020

    Champions is a unique series marked by thoughtful commentary on activism and the youth being told they need to know their role as subservient to adults. The second issue brings into focus the complicated nature of conflicting ideas, never casting any one side as wrong, but letting the reader decide. That makes this book an entertaining read for readers who want a little complexity and thoughtful contemplation in their comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Nov 14, 2020

    Champions #2 breathes some new life into the Outlawed event that was desperately needed. It's not perfect, but it adds just enough wrinkles and new perspectives to the ongoing conflict to suggest that this event might be more than just Civil War Jr. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Kellie Keener Nov 11, 2020

    After the spectacular debut first issue, Champions Outlawed #2 feels like the momentum has stalled with so much happening but nothing moving forward at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Evan Valentine Nov 12, 2020

    While the art Di Meo and Quinn remains appropriately energetic for the adventures of these young heroes, Ewing's premise simply doesn't have the legs to justify the "betrayals", characterizations, and side stories. Unfortunately, it all feels like a wasted effort. Read Full Review

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