Squadron Supreme #2

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 30, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 13
7.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

They're each the sole survivor of a lost Earth and they'll do anything to protect this one, whether you like it or not. The Squadron Supreme -- comprising Hyperion (Avengers), Nighthawk (Supreme Power), Dr. Spectrum (the Great Society), Blur (DP7) and Power Princess -- are a team that doesn't ask permission or what the rules are. To them all that matters is the safety of Earth and if you stand in the way...that's your problem! Tell that to the Squadron's first target -- Namor, destroyer of Dr. Spectrum's homeworld, who will have to pay for his crimes...but at what cost to the people of Atlantis.
Rated T+

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jan 4, 2016

    A really engaging second issue, with an all time great cover by Alex Ross. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Jan 4, 2016

    It's great to see Robinson taking the baton of the Squadron, questioning vigilantism and its perceived separation from "legitimate" authoritative force. What is the role of security, be it military, police, government, in our world, and how can it function in a just and effective manner? How do we determine who are the good guys and who are the bad? What does America truly stand for? At the rate they're firing out these issues, we might actually come across something that resembles an answer sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 30, 2015

    SQUADRON SUPREME is clearly one of the surprise All-New, All-Different Marvel titles we're seeing. James Robinson is doing some bold things and there's a big sense of not knowing where he's planning on taking the characters and series. It's always satisfying when you can expect the unexpected. Often the line between heroes and villains is obvious. Within the first issue, Robinson showed us his team is much more complex than that. The art and color by Kirk, Neary, and Martin fits the book nicely. We were expecting a big battle and some repercussions after the events of the first issue but that's put on hold so we can see the individual characters explored a little more. This is a book where anything goes. You won't want to miss what Robinson has up his sleeves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Jan 1, 2016

    I'll at least read the next few issue of this series. Ultimately, that's all any series can ask for, readers coming back month after month. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 31, 2015

    Honestly, the worst thing about this comic may be the fact that it takes place within the Marvel Universe and not in its own corner. The attempts to integrate the Avengers into this story feel forced, and the fact that this issue's cliffhanger is almost identical to the last doesn't help. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Dec 30, 2015

    Still, the story Robinson is weaving shows promise enough for now that it outweighs any weaknesses in Kinks art. As long as such continues to prove the case, Squadron Supreme should remain an excellent substitute in the absence of any decent series with Avengers in the title. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 31, 2015

    The first issue blew me away and got me really excited for the series. Unfortunately, this second does the opposite. To me, it feels like a very average issue with little to make it stand out. The series has so much potential, hopefully we'll see more of that in the third issue. More of the first, less of the second. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Jan 1, 2016

    Squadron Supreme #2 makes up for a lot of problems with the premiere issue. James Robinson takes the characters along interesting paths in how they adjust to life in the Marvel Universe, but still suffers from a number of problems. Proactive superhero teams tend to have a short shelf-life, but if the series had begun with a slower build than immediately killing off Namor and setting to spar with the Uncanny Avengers it would have been much stronger. The limited interaction within the Squadron remains the best part but is sadly underutilized. Artists Leonard Kirk and Paul Neary have trouble with a consistent look for this book but when they strike those few nuggets of gold, they stand out. Squadron Supreme is a very difficult sell as it tries to juggle far too much on its plate, teetering on the edge between a genuinely great book and a sloppy mess. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Jan 5, 2016

    This book is so very promising but it will flop. No one cares enough and there's no bite at all in this comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 1, 2016

    Squadron Supreme is off to a very good start. James Robinson has put together another good series that is engaging and fun to read. The pencils by Leonard Kirk help paint the picture for this world that Robinson envisioned, and with the help of Frank Martin, it looks wonderful so far. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...