Still reeling from their encounter with the ghost from outer space, Jonny and Hadji reach the wreckage of the vessel that burst through the vortex. The ship’s sole survivor doesn’t remember what she was fleeing, or even her own name…but she does know her pet is called Blip. Plus: journey to Earth’s past, 45,000 years ago—and witness the birth of the world’s first fantastic hero: Mightor!
The glorious chaos of the previous issue escalates here by flashing back to show even more chaos. This time it shows how Tundro of the Herculoids ended up on Earth. It turns out they were engaged in a battle with the Entity as well. Their battle not only caused him to to be teleported to Earth, but whisked the Space Ghost and Taara of the Herculoids away as well. Space Ghost’s location may be known but what about Taara? This book is already taking the time to set up plot points to be addressed later. Writer Jeff Parker really seems to know what he’s doing.
There is a lot of action to take it all at once, but the issue is paced in such a proper way that there is no difficulty following what is going on. This series is still a great read in its follow up issue and is proving to be one of the best titles to come out this year.
The artwork continues to be as detailed and intrigue as before. The quality is on pair with the previous issue, and introduces specific elements such as making sure to show a different type of blast effect between Birdman and Space Ghost.
Often the best art is in the first issue and it’s downhill from there. This is far from the case here. Instead the three artists of Evan “Doc” Shaner, Ron Randall and Jonathan Case deliver a product which has shown the level of quality fans can expect in this new series . They also seem to blend their art so well together, it’s hard to tell where one artist’s work ends and another’s begins without really paying very close attention. This is a good aspect as styles which are too different can often clash with one another and make the book hard to read. But these artists are working together as a very great team.
This series doesn’t go downhill with its second issue, and instead continues to strive for greatness. It has set up what fans can expect to happen from here and, by the look of it, we will get to see a lot of great team ups as the different heroes from around the universe unite to take on the Entity. If you aren’t taking the time to read this series, even if you aren’t a fan of some of these nostalgic cartoons, you owe it to yourself to pick up an issue and give it a read.