The GeeksverseStan Lee’s The Starborn #2

Stan Lee’s The Starborn #2
Published on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 by

Written by: Chris Roberson
Art by: Khary Randolph
Colors: Mitch Gerads
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Art: A- Humberto Ramos w/ Edgar Delgado; B- Gene Ha w/ Blond
Editor: Bryce Carlson

This issue was extremely well paced. We were left with alot of questions at the end of last issue and this one answers alot of those questions well asking many more.

And the way Roberson does the answering was great.

This issue is one long chase scene from start to finish without a moment to stop and catch our breath. Most books would have a character deliver a monologue complete with flashback panels to answer the questions. Not Roberson in this issue. This issue he has the answers delivered on the run by Tara as she and Benjamin flee The Hive.

Not all our questions are answered, but enough to start developing more of an idea of what is going on. And seeing how Tara can become a child at will is pretty creepy. Cool, but creepy.

There was a couple of things I didn’t like about the story overall. The first was that Ben didn’t seem all that shocked about seeing things he had written about coming to life. He seemed too accepting. He wasn’t panicing enough and was too willing to go with Tara. The second was the sequance going from the sewers to the observatory (I think thats what it was).

That whole sequance was oddly paced. Was there a guard there? Why didn’t the guard react to Tara’s oversuit?

But as the rest of the book was well written, those two issues are relatively minor

The art was better and it wasn’t. The linework seemed better, with the characters being more proportioned and the layouts working better overall. The problem was that it appears this was a direct pencils to color book and that gave the pencils a sketchy feel. The linework wasn’t that tight.

Minor as the overall look was decent.

Starborn #2 receives
4 out of 5

This series is off to a good start.

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