Skyman Vol I: The Right Stuff

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Main Plot Points:

  • After an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Captain Midnight, the Skyman Program turns to US Air Force Sgt. Eric Reid: a wounded veteran looking for a new lease on life.

  • They tried to make the perfect weapon, but they got a hero instead.

 

What We Thought:

  • Excellent revamp of a classic character for modern times, Skyman Vol I: The Right Stuff takes a minor modern-day villain and refashions him, through a change of personnel, into a hero more deserving of his Golden Age heritage. This volume ties in with the Captain Midnight series, and probably shouldn’t be missed by Captain Midnight fans.

  • The story is great, with several very witty one-liners. I also really liked how the book questions the current setup of the military-industrial complex. I thought that the pacing was a bit off, though, with several abrupt or unemphasized transitions that made for jarring reading.

  • Overall, the art was really good, but again the transitions were a bit off. The colors were really well done, though, especially for the lighting effects.

  • I appreciated the notes in the sketchbook that allowed me, as a novice to the whole Skyman/Captain Midnight universe, to learn a bit more about the world.

 

What It Includes:

  • Skyman #1-4

  • Variant covers

  • 9-page sketchbook

 

Creators:

  • Written by Joshua Hale Fiakov

  • Pencils by Manuel Garcia

  • Inks by Bit

  • Colors by Maria Martinez

 

Recommended If You Like:

  • Captain Midnight

  • Captain America

  • Ultimate Spiderman