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"BODIES IN MOTION TEND TO STAY IN MOTION…” Teen future-cop DaYoung Johansson hits 1980s NYC like a meteor. People can't get enough of the Rocket Girl: she's fighting crime, saving citizens, and causing a sensation. But she's also trying to right a wrong in a mystery so deep it could change the future forever. There's a lot more going on here than anyone knows about — and i "BODIES IN MOTION TEND TO STAY IN MOTION…” Teen future-cop DaYoung Johansson hits 1980s NYC like a meteor. People can't get enough of the Rocket Girl: she's fighting crime, saving citizens, and causing a sensation. But she's also trying to right a wrong in a mystery so deep it could change the future forever. There's a lot more going on here than anyone knows about — and it might be more than the 15-year-old super detective can handle. "A time-travelling teen police force is the stuff my dreams are made of. It's drawn elegantly and masterfully by Amy Reeder. It looks like she and Brandon Montclare came up with the perfect story to go wild on." —FIONA STAPLES, artist of the Eisner Award-winning ongoing series SAGA

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"BODIES IN MOTION TEND TO STAY IN MOTION…” Teen future-cop DaYoung Johansson hits 1980s NYC like a meteor. People can't get enough of the Rocket Girl: she's fighting crime, saving citizens, and causing a sensation. But she's also trying to right a wrong in a mystery so deep it could change the future forever. There's a lot more going on here than anyone knows about — and i "BODIES IN MOTION TEND TO STAY IN MOTION…” Teen future-cop DaYoung Johansson hits 1980s NYC like a meteor. People can't get enough of the Rocket Girl: she's fighting crime, saving citizens, and causing a sensation. But she's also trying to right a wrong in a mystery so deep it could change the future forever. There's a lot more going on here than anyone knows about — and it might be more than the 15-year-old super detective can handle. "A time-travelling teen police force is the stuff my dreams are made of. It's drawn elegantly and masterfully by Amy Reeder. It looks like she and Brandon Montclare came up with the perfect story to go wild on." —FIONA STAPLES, artist of the Eisner Award-winning ongoing series SAGA

30 review for Rocket Girl #2

  1. 5 out of 5

    Abhinav

    The full review, for #2 and #3, can be found on my blog: http://sonsofcorax.wordpress.com/2014... Part of Image Comics’ 2031 fall line-up, Rocket Girl debuted in October and quickly become quite a favourite. A mix of a near-future setting where there are teen cops, a fun protagonist with a really fun attitude and personality who is one of those teen cops, time travel into the past, and overall some really good writing and art, Rocket Girl was definitely among my favourite reads of the month. All t The full review, for #2 and #3, can be found on my blog: http://sonsofcorax.wordpress.com/2014... Part of Image Comics’ 2031 fall line-up, Rocket Girl debuted in October and quickly become quite a favourite. A mix of a near-future setting where there are teen cops, a fun protagonist with a really fun attitude and personality who is one of those teen cops, time travel into the past, and overall some really good writing and art, Rocket Girl was definitely among my favourite reads of the month. All the elements put together by writer Brandon Montclare and artist Amy Reeder really gelled as a whole for the debut issue and I hoped that the next two issues would hold up to that. Which they do. Rocket Girl #2 and #3 came out soon after, in November and then December, and they have both been as good as the first, at the least. There’s been a slight bit of dodginess with the script, but nothing too severe and not enough for me to not enjoy the story at all as it turns out. What matters most here is that both these issues have continued to do some really fun things with the characters and the setting, and there have been surprises galore to keep me hooked on for the rest of it. Rocket Girl 02What’s great with this book is how delightful a character the titular protagonist is. Dayoung Johannson (real name) is a really fun-spirited character and Montclare pretty much perfectly echoes her youthful enthusiasm and energy, which is important since she is a smart 15-year old trained to be a law enforcer and she’s driven by a little bit of idealism as well. That’s probably the most important aspect of the comic. Montclare juxtaposes her story by showing us her past (a few days ago in 2013) against her present (right now in 1986) and we really get a good sense of who she is and what she is. The first issue was a great introduction to the character and now that she is established, the next two issues really delve into her history and her motivations. Montclare builds on all the groundwork that he laid and he expands the universe, most notably by giving us a bigger slice of the entire picture. We learn more about the shady side of Quintum Mechanics’ business practices and the cover-ups initiated by the higher-ups. We learn more about Detective Leshawn O’Patrick for starters, as we follow his arc in the absence of Dayoung from the future-past. We see a really kickass side of Commisioner Gomez, which was something that I didn’t expect. With both these issues, Montclare has done something slightly different. And as great a character that Dayoung is, her supporting cast in both timelines is also good. The characters we see with her in the past-present, the scientists of Quintum who designed the Quintum Engine and got it to work, don’t get a lot of attention, but all the brief flashes we see more than make up for that deficiency. And I love where they are all going. There are lots of mysteries being introduced, and each moment is a highlight. Another thing that’s great to see is that there is also the juxtaposition of the 80s NYPD and the teen cops of the future. Montclare gives us a lot of differences between the two and his characters, especially Dayoung, often comment about that. Its an interesting way to look at things, for sure, because it raises a lot of narrative points. The entire concept of teen cops, and their resultant authority, has me really interested. It was something unexpected and its great to see this develop so. When it comes to the art, Amy Reeder continues to do some great work. I love how she sets up all the differences between the future and past of New York, in keeping with Montclare’s scripts. What I really love about her work are the expressions on her characters’ faces, especially Dayoung. Before reading this comic, I’d never heard of Amy Reeder (not really, other than knowing that she was an artist on DC’s Batwoman until quite recently), and now I want to see more of her work. Just as much as Montclare himself, Reeder is a storyteller here and she reminds the reader of that on every single page. Whether its her panel layouts, her splash pages, the close-ups, the zoom-aways, or whatever, every panel is a fun component of the greater whole. Overall, I have to say that I’m really impressed with both these issues, and that I’d like to see more, definitely for three issues more at the least. Rating: 9/10

  2. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Chung

    I loooove the illustrations in this graphic novel and I love the layout and style. The colors are vibrant and i'm sure if I had the physical copy I would love the way the pages felt. Reading this on my PC it has the look of nice glossy paper. Now for the review. Since this is Chapter 2 in Vol 1. of Rocket Girl I can't go to much into what is happening except that you get to see new gadgets from the future and that not only is Dayoung in trouble with important people because she is "from the futur I loooove the illustrations in this graphic novel and I love the layout and style. The colors are vibrant and i'm sure if I had the physical copy I would love the way the pages felt. Reading this on my PC it has the look of nice glossy paper. Now for the review. Since this is Chapter 2 in Vol 1. of Rocket Girl I can't go to much into what is happening except that you get to see new gadgets from the future and that not only is Dayoung in trouble with important people because she is "from the future" (they can't prove that) but she is also caught on video. So her courageous deeds through out the city has not gone unnoticed. What other mischief can she get into before she fixes the past's mistakes?

  3. 5 out of 5

    Eric

    Seriously if Brandon and Amy are going to keep this up I'm not going to have any words to explain how fantastic this book truly is. I'm not joking int he slightest when I say this is by far one of my most anticipated books each month. I absolutely love what they doing with this series and I cannot wait to see where they're going to go with it. Highest recommendation. Enjoy.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Louise

    Hm, this issue ended as soon as things started getting exciting. It didn't grab me like #1 did, but I'll probably pick up #3 before making a judgement on this series. Issue #2 had more of an 80s vibe.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ulina

    3.5 the graphics are great. The story is starting to get confusing because there is now a past version of the future. It also seems that they are just using random scientific or technology terms. Some of them fit, but it could all be explained using common words.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rabya

    I can't stop laughing at the concept of teenage cops who are so serious about their job.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Keyreads

    Another fabulous read!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Estibaliz79

    2 1/2. Segunda entrega un tanto confusa en términos de trama. Esperemos que se aclare un poco más con la siguiente...

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mario

  10. 4 out of 5

    Scottish

    Another enjoyable issue of Rocket Girl. Dayoung is earning a reputation as a superhero as she patrols New York. Two story lines emerge, one set in the present (1986) and the other in futuristic 2013. still a fascinating read.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Chang

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jordon

  13. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Badgett

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mariah Jensen

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ira Livingston

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Gordon

  17. 5 out of 5

    Derek Cheyne, LORD

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jenseits

  19. 4 out of 5

    Wizzie

  20. 5 out of 5

    Brandon

  21. 5 out of 5

    Questingforaquest

  22. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

  23. 5 out of 5

    Glenn

  24. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Egan

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jason Morley

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kati Bear

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

  28. 5 out of 5

    Chris

  29. 5 out of 5

    Fred B

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kelley

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