Champions #2

Champions #2

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 19
8.0Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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Welcome to the CHAMPIONS, Cyclops! Unfortunately, not all of your new would-be teammates feel the same way!
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  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 2, 2016

    The Champions aren't a team with a mission " instead, they're an age cohort, a meeting of the next great minds from the Marvel Universe. You don't need to have car chases when you've got Hulk-related drama. You don't need to have a bad guy trying to take over the world when you've got young superheroes in love. Sometimes you just need to stop and smell the roses in the comics business, and when you've got company as great as the Champions " not to mention the creative team behind them " this kind of getaway is exactly what readers needed. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Nov 3, 2016

    After a charged start, CHAMPIONS #2 slows things down with the new team having a camp-out/bonding session. A light story shows the team growing on each other, while also putting their ideals to a test. A solid second issue with sharp storytelling from Mark Waid and the colorful pop of Humberto Ramos. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Nov 6, 2016

    Y'all going best believe that Champions is flames with only their second issue out. This series is reminding me of the original Young Justice run back in DC comics. Marvel needs more books like this one with the legacy characters coming together. This is also a diverse as book across the board in terms of the characters as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Nov 7, 2016

    The Champions have to no missions, so Waid can get away with dealing with more character-driven stories. This is more a coming-of-age story in the Marvel universe, more-so than a traditional “Heroes Vs. Villains” story anyway. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Nov 3, 2016

    A team-building exercise around a campfire may not sound like the ideal setting for a superhero comic, but when it's written by a guy like Mark Waid rest assured you will be plenty entertained. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Agasicles Stamas Nov 6, 2016

    There are really just too many things to mention about this book that had me enamored with it. I am strongly considering shoving something on my current recurring pull-list aside to make room for this. While I typically do not manually monkey with my pull-list except at specific trigger events, this series has grabbed my interest with the strongest pull since the Warren Ellis " Declan Shalvey Moon Knight debut. I highly recommend that you check it out, even if it is just to look into this single issue. If I do not jump on this, I will certainly be on the lookout for the trade. Simply superb. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Scott Place Dec 24, 2016

    Waid and Ramos create a fun issue which allows readers and the team members to get to know the Champions, fully supported by Ramos' fantastic art which worked amazingly with the blend of action and dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Doug Zawisza Nov 7, 2016

    Writer Mark Waid and artist Humberto Ramos go camping with the new Champions team and they've invited readers along to join them. Champions #2 is a fun read that gives readers plenty to learn about the Champions team. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Nov 7, 2016

    This issue just doesn't live up to the previous one. Thereare plenty of character moments that are nice and seeing how this groupinteracts with each other is nice. However, the majority of this issue is usedto try and catch new readers up with previous storylines and introducecharacters that regular readers already know. In addition, the cliffhangerwhile initially shocking seems like it could go very wrong if the creative teamchooses to go down the most predictable route of storytelling. The art is stillgood and I understand that some issues are meant to provide context and buildcharacter. Honestly though, this was a massive drop in quality from theprevious issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 5, 2016

    Waid and Ramos are doing an OK job with this comic so far, and they seem to be heading in the right direction. But they haven't captured me yet. The dialogue isn't as strong as it could be, and the basic premise only seems half-thought-through.These are probably the same reasons why I never stuck with any of Waid'sAvengers comics either. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Nov 7, 2016

    Champions #2 is by no means a bad book, it just isnt anything different or new from what youve seen before. Mark Waid is an uber-talented writer and needs to distance this teen book from every other one somehow. The art was the best part of the book. They turned in a very good performance with little missteps. This may end up being a series that needs time to get going. Read Full Review

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