Squadron Supreme (2015) #2 Review

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They’re each the sole survivor of a lost Earth and they’ll do anything to protect this one, whether you like it or not. The Squadron Supreme — comprising Hyperion (Avengers), Nighthawk (Supreme Power), Dr. Spectrum (the Great Society), Blur (DP7) and Power Princess — are a team that doesn’t ask permission or what the rules are. To them all that matters is the safety of Earth and if you stand in the way…that’s your problem! Tell that to the Squadron’s first target — Namor, destroyer of Dr. Spectrum’s homeworld, who will have to pay for his crimes…but at what cost to the people of Atlantis.


Thundra sends her aid to find the Squadron Supreme as she faces off with a foe she can’t seem to overcome. The news feeds all talk about the Squadron Supreme in light of them destroying Atlantis and killing Namor, the Submariner. The news also talks about Raymond Kane as the mysterious man seems to be making high stakes acquisitions across the globe but remains silent and out of sight. Nighthawk investigates an alien warehouse but before he can uncover anything the Alien destroys the evidence and he makes a quick break. The various team members make their own adjustments to life on this new planet. As Nighthawk starts to decipher that there is an inter-alien species invasion underfoot the Uncanny Avengers Arrive.


The Good

Mystery– Why did Black Bolt save Doctor Spectrum? Is she Inhuman..or was he feeling generous?

Black HeroNighthawk is the reason I was excited about this book and he does not disappoint. He comes across as very capable, very batman-esque, very intelligent and more than a match for even those with superior physical capabilities. A showdown with T’challa is now the event I want to see in 2016. Make it happen Marvel!

Team- James Robinson does a very good job of showing how different the personalities of his team are and that they are together more out of duty and obligation than friendship. That may come later, if at all, but that is not what they are now. Blur seems the most optimistic and upbeat of the set and adjusting in a teenage “awe of the word” way. Dr. Spectrum is more guarded and reserved and clearly has more experiences and still suffering PTSD after the Incursion event which left her the sole survivor of the Illuminati’s destruction of her world. Power Princess is a wildcard and still exhibits the life sucking Vampirism we have come to enjoy. The meeting with Mordred, nephew of Morgan Le Fay is an ill tiding of just how much this Wonder Woman anagram has strayed from her template. Hyperion meanwhile is classic Superman, naive and looking for inspiration. In many ways his civilian talk with the man in the diner was more “Superman” than the man of steel has been in years. I would love to sink my teeth into a Hyperion solo series based on just this one exchange.

Cliffhanger-That last page! Oh yes I simply must see what comes next!


The Bad

Art- Terribly inconsistent from page to page.


The Ugly

This was a highly enjoyable read from start to finish with excellent character work, deep characterization, layers of personality and loads of potential. I give this issue 4/5 stars

stars- 4 very good


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3 thoughts on “Squadron Supreme (2015) #2 Review

  • January 11, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Nighthawk’s “let’s foxtrot” at the end was perfect! I am seriously considering to read his upcoming solo, i stray away from MAX-esque books but he look like such an amazing character.

    • January 11, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      He is Eduardo! Trust me you should totally pick up his original series as well,it was great!

  • January 25, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    This has probably been my favorite site for Squadron Supreme reviews so far. For the first commentator, the Supreme Power – Nighthawk – Hyperion MAX series are a must read. For Mr. Fraser, what do you think about the new Blur? I miss the old Blur as the voice as well as the conscious of the team. Having read DP7 there were moments where Jeff reminded me of Stanley. They are both likable sweet human beings, but I miss Stanley’s maturity because as you stated there are times when Jeff reminds me of a child. Oh and the fact that Stanley was rocking that fro as well as the gap teeth. Not sure how I feel about Jeff having braids now compared to his original depiction. Have you read DP7? If so what did you think?


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