A Review: SKYMAN #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of SKYMAN #1 from Dark Horse Comics. Joshua Hale Fialkov writes, Manuel Garcia draws, and Marta Martinez colors.

Skyman was engineered to replace the missing Captain Midnight, and did so effectively for decades. Until recently, when the current Skyman created a bit of a PR nightmare. So now they need a new soldier to fill the suit, but the perfect candidate is still recovering from a serious injury. Oh, and not everyone on the project likes him. So business as usual, really.

Starting a superhero book out with a story about racism is a bold move. It’s controversial, but it’s also realistic. It may be a few issues before we can tell if it’s well done, though, and it’s certainly going to be an uncomfortable ride, but in all the right ways. And I think it will fulfill all of our “normal guy in a super suit” fantasies.

I like the boldness of the story and where it might take us. The art’s pretty darn nice too. This is definitely a book to get in on at the beginning.

SKYMAN #1 is available now at your FLCS and online at darkhorse.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )