Comic Review: Skyward #2 (Image)

It’s ‘Up, Up and Away’ in the second issue of Skyward, in “My Low G Life” from Image. You can feel the energy in this comic title before you even […]

It’s ‘Up, Up and Away’ in the second issue of Skyward, in “My Low G Life” from Image.

You can feel the energy in this comic title before you even open the book; the cover shows a young woman, weightless and stylish.

It’s the story of the days when earth has lost its gravity. The occurrence affects society of course: some people embrace the new reality of ‘no gravity’ and develop ways to cope and embrace it; others develop their own ways to keep things ‘normal’, living with gravity-enhanced devices, and staying ‘grounded’.

In this issue, written by Joe Henderson, with art by Lee Garbett and colours by Antonio Fabela, we learn more about Willa and her dad, housebound and traumatized by the events leading to the loss of gravity. It seems that he was thought to be dead, and upon the news of his survival, some powerful people are VERY interested in finding him!

Well written, with good characters, and filled with exuberant freshness, this is a comic to check out!

Image comics, Skyward 2, $3.99 for 24 pages of story plus a bonus interview with the creative team. Rated: Teen

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!