The Hypernaturals #2
Writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Artists: Brad Walker & Tom Derenick
Publisher: Boom! Studios
After a stellar, yet headache inducing first issue, I went into issue two of The Hypernaturals with extremely high hopes that this one will learn from the mistakes of its predecessor. Well, now that the pace of the story has certainly slowed down to a more manageable speed, more flaws have seemed to emerge.
After such an exciting first issue, it pains me to see the story become so…ho hum. Sure, the writing is still top-notch in the sense that characters are still well defined and more than just generic personalities, but Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning have done little this time around to draw in the reader. The cliffhanger from the first issue is resolved far too quickly, leaving us with characters standing around doing practically nothing for almost half the issue.
We can only hope that the writers are building up to something epic, because The Hypernaturals #2 has left a sour taste in my mouth. The issue is not bad, per se, but it does very little to justify its existence of mediocrity. For this reason, I cannot recommend this series to any new readers until these growing pains have been resolved.