Comic Review: Skyward #1 (Image Comics)

Skyward’s first issue, from Image, is an impressive launch! I think you will love it as much as I! Joe Henderson (writer), Lee Garbett (art) and Antonio Fabela (colors) combine […]

Skyward’s first issue, from Image, is an impressive launch! I think you will love it as much as I!

Joe Henderson (writer), Lee Garbett (art) and Antonio Fabela (colors) combine to create a really original take on low gravity life on Earth. It doesn’t matter why Earth has gone ‘Low-G”, but the resulting story is a compelling one.

Willa, just a baby at the time of the gravitational shift, is now older, and working as a courier. That can be dangerous, when there are thieves just around the corner, unencumbered by little things like weight, and gravitational pull to earth. But WIlla is resourceful. And restless. Willa wants to leave town. Dad is still in the picture, and has a plan. An earth-altering plan!

Beautifully paced and delivered, this is a fun and breathtakingly rendered story. It’s told with ease. I enjoyed Willa’s journey so far, love the story, love the art. Jump in now at issue one, and like me, bounce around waiting for issue two!

Image Comics, Skyward #1, 3.99 32 pages of content, 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!!