American Way: Those Above and Those Below #2

Writer: John Ridley Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 16, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The conflict with political radicals that took one man's life sits heavy with Jason. Accusations that, by continuing to be the superhero the American, he's become a pawn for the government have taken on a new sharpness as the Civil Rights movement of the 1970s gains an added urgency. This call to do what's right is one that his former ally Amber Waves has already answered by taking matters into her own hands and using her powers to protest injustice-and she's already paying the deadly cost as the police and Federal agents attack her where she lives. The sequel to the hit comics series continues, crafted by writer John Ridley (TV's American Cr more

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Sep 13, 2017

    The American Way Those Above and Those Below is a worthy entry into the "what if" real world superhero genre and one that, despite its 1970s setting, is highly relevant to the state of race relations and politics today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Daniel Levine Aug 16, 2017

    John Ridley continues his examination of America's struggles through the lens of superheroes in his worthy sequel to The American Way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 26, 2017

    With a complex and nuanced take on race relations that feels even more relevant in recent weeks, The American Way: Those Above And Those Below #2 feels like a case of perfect timing, but there's also great skill and craft in the story and the art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Aug 16, 2017

    To have a comic like Those Above and Those Below is to be confronted with a reality that many people with rather deny. While the story of the comic takes place decades before now, it is remarkably close to events that we see on the news every day. This stomach punching story puts a lot of feelings and experiences on the table, helping us remember that we are all a part of a larger context and have a responsibility to do better for ourselves and those around us. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 16, 2017

    The American Way isn't light reading, but it's supposed to make readers think and it's stirring up some hard to ignore feelings better than most books on the market. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - The Truth Aug 26, 2017

    John Ridley's writing is shining here, and Georges Jeanty's art is growing on me. I have a feeling there won't be a clean and happy ending to this story. It's only a matter of time before the majors collide, and it can't be pretty. Read Full Review

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