The Jetsons #2

by Olivier Roth on December 08, 2017

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti

Artist: Pier Brito

Colors: Alex Sinclair

Published by: DC Comics


Working on an older property and trying to bring it to the modern age can sometimes be a tricky prospect. In the first issue, Palmiotti reintroduced us to the Jetsons family and gave us a tour of who these characters are in this world, and why they may be worth reading about. He also, rightly so, gave the characters some modern upgrades - such as Jane Jetson being a topflight scientist.


This issue begins with a pretty ominous set of pages that sees the Jetsons’ daughter Judy experiencing, something, almost like she was getting a vision of some sorts, only to discover that she was in a sensory bath exploring her mindscape. All this for a class film that she hopes gets her into a film program. However, you can almost make a case that what she saw may actually come to pass.


On the parental unit side of things, we continue getting glimpses of Jane and her team of scientists trying to figure what to do about a meteorite that is currently hurdling towards Earth, and we get George getting hurt on the job - something I believe was quite the common occurrence back in the old cartoon. Though he gets hurt, the whole sequence leads to Jane taking charge (all the way from space) and getting Spacely (George’s boss) to get him an assistant.


The rest of the issue revolves around a geological disturbance (or what seems that way) that occurs locally around Elroy’s school that causes the flying hunks of rock to tilt and lose their gravitational balance. The whole occurrence is played well as being so severe, that it will take some human intervention to fix.


For a second issue, Palomiotti and Brito on art, do a marvelous job in making us continue to care about these characters and what they are going through. I think the best part about the comic is the family dynamic that we get from the various interactions between each Jetson. Even though they all seem to be living their own lives, they are still connected and love one another and want to see each succeed. And having Rosie be the grandmother is still a stroke of genius.

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