Doctor Tomorrow #2
Doctor Tomorrow kicks things up a notch, taking his younger self on the first steps towards their mission and learning how to be a hero. Young Bart Simms learns that it isn't all glorious as his new secret identity clashes with his former life for the first time.
Doctor Tomorrow reveals his origin as well as that of his fierce enemy, Hadrian as he and Neela Sethi the Timewalker and her Saurian companion Ank round up the heroes of the Valiant universe. The battle lines have been drawn and the stakes are exceedingly high, who will survive? Will anyone survive? Can Hadrian be stopped?
Doctor Tomorrow #2 is simply put a phenomenal issue, Doctor Tomorrow brings to the world of comics a sense of brightness and optimism that superhero comics have been missing for some time. It’s a straightforward coming of age sort of tale that clearly has multiple layers underneath the Silver Age aesthetic and lightheartedness. Alejandro Arbona absolutely nails the mix of modern aged humor with the vibes you usually only get from the best Silver Age Superman or high points of Fantastic Four.
Colorist Diego Rodriguez couldn’t be more on point to vividly bring Jim Towe’s energized art. The pair bring the world of Doctor Tomorrow alive in perfect unison with the narrative. Much like the themes present here, the art stylistically is unique unto itself but feels familiar. When we see the veteran heroes of the Valiant world show up the art fits them as well. The familiar faces don’t stand out like a sore thumb or look like they had to be tweaked to fit in. It’s a testament to how well Doctor Tomorrow is being crafted and how much this book though only two issues in expands on the Valiant universe while also firmly cementing its place in it.
Doctor Tomorrow brings superhero action and excitement in a way you're not gonna get from any other traditional superhero book on the shelves, it's straight up sci-fi fun that doesn't need any gimmicks to sell itself.
Doctor Tomorrow #2: Superheroics 101
Writing - 9/109/10
Storyline - 9/109/10
Art - 10/1010/10
Color - 10/1010/10
Cover Art - 9/109/10
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