Yondu #2 Review

by Nick Devonald on November 27, 2019

Writers: Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler
Artist: John McCrea
Colors: Mike Spicer
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

I scored Yondu #1 8/10 because I had high hopes for where this series was going. After reading this issue I’m a little disappointed because it still feels like we’re setting up the story rather than getting into the meat of it. I forgave that in the last issue because it was a first issue, and I expected more once we got into the story. But so far it’s lacking.

Present day Yondu is still your stereotypical ruffian who pretends not to care about anyone or anything and it’s not his fault his life has turned out the way it has. Future Yondu is still a little idealistic and naïve, believing in his faith. Perfect recipe for a buddy movie so it's a little disappointing they only get a bit of interaction near the end.

I still hold hope that we’re going to see a bit of this promised buddy movie and it’ll improve, but I would have expected to see that by now. Perhaps it isn’t going to be a buddy movie. Which seems to contradict the setup so far.

We get a little bit more info on the urn, and it’s story is slotted into some classic cosmic stories. Which makes it all the more strange it’s never been mentioned before now.

The conclusion to the issue promises to take the story in a new direction, but until #3 I’m not sure how this will pan out. It could be a case of too little too late though.

On the plus side I think John McCrea is a perfect fit for the art. It’s grittier than most comic art and is a good match for the seedier underbelly of the galaxy than we usually see. Mike Spicer’s colors really help to set the tone, switching between filthy sewers and brightly lit space club.

The story’s filled with humour which elevates it a little, and I enjoyed seeing a little more of the mercenary who’s going after the urn.

So far I feel like this series is promising more than it delivers. Will it improve? Too soon to tell, but when it’s 2 issues into a 5 issue mini it’s a little worrying that it’s not delivering on the goods yet. I’ve enjoyed the art and the colors really help set the tone. Perhaps a little naively I remain hopeful for the rest of the series.

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