Micronauts #2

Micronauts #2

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Title: “Earth!”
Synopsis: Fleeing through a breech in the Spacewall, the renegade Micronauts find themselves facing greater peril … on Earth!

Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciler: Michael Golden
Inker: Josef Rubinstein

Following a debut that was both derivative and underdeveloped (see review), writer Bill Mantlo settles in for a stronger second issue. Battle lines are made clear and a change of setting to Earth literally supersizes the action. Characterization is also improved as the Micronauts start getting to know one another. The art, by the regular team of Michael Golden and Josef Rubinstein, is again quite good, though not as polished as the previous outing. Odd coloring choices, by future Raw editor Françoise Mouly, also undermine the finished look. Still, a strong second issue for a series loaded with promise.

Grade: A-

Cool factor: Nobody does back story for toys quite like Bill Mantlo.

Second opinion: Recommended by The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide (second edition).

Notable: This issue also includes a Time Traveler pinup and an ad for the Micronauts, both by Michael Golden.

Character Quotable
“What am I going to tell Dad?!”Steve Coffin, a young boy who gets a crash course in Micronaut relations
Micronauts #2

Published and © by Marvel and © Mego, February 1979
Cover by Michael Golden and Josef Rubinstein

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Micronauts #2 remains uncollected at the time of this review’s publication.

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