[Comic Book Review] “Doctor Star & the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows” #2 from Dark Horse Comics

Doctor Star & the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #2
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PopCultHQ received an advanced review copy of DOCTOR STAR & THE KINGDOM OF LOST TOMORROWS:
FROM THE WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #2 from Dark Horse Comics. Available April 4th, 2018, the creative team for this series features writing from Jeff Lemire, art by Max Fiumara, colors from Dave Stewart, and letters by Nate Piekos.

Here’s PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of…

Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #2 Main Cover by Max Fiumara
Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #2 Variant Cover by J.G. Jones

DOCTOR STAR & THE KINGDOM OF LOST TOMORROWS: FROM THE WORLD
OF BLACK HAMMER #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Max Fiumara
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Nate Piekos

Cover Artists: Max Fiumara & J.G. Jones

Astral crimefighter Doctor Star discovers a sprawling alien city that desperately needs his help to defend itself against a powerful intergalactic monster.

*Ties directly into the Eisner-Award winning Black Hammer comic book series and is written by main writer Jeff Lemire


PopCultHQ’s Comic Book Review:
DOCTOR STAR & THE KINGDOM OF LOST TOMORROWS:
FROM THE WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #2

Writing:

Jeff is getting into the swing of things with issue #2. Where issue #1 had a sharp focus on Doctor Star’s origin and his start in heroics, now readers find him well into his super career. And when he decides to take to the stars to help another planet, it will be at a terrible personal cost. See what happened long ago and how it is impacting the good Doctor in the present.

Art:

Max’s artwork gets a little out of this world this time. With Jeff’s story taking Doctor Star into the far reaches of space, that means Max flexes his muscles by drawing some lavish and beautiful interstellar pages. They are the stuff of pure amazement, the sort of thing that excites people and gets them thinking about traveling to other worlds and seeing what lies out there.

Dave did a dynamite job coloring Max’s art. Some of the most eye-popping moments are on pages 13-18. There, Dave has a ball bringing the ‘otherworldly’ elements of the story to full multi-color life. And this feels like the tip of the iceberg, which means whatever is in store in the coming issues, it can only mean more fantastic color work.

Nate has shown that he has a real flair for lettering. Each character generates their own persona through his words. And like in issue #1, there is a lot of deep character development for Doctor Star that is generated through his internal thought boxes. It shows that underneath the scientist and hero is a man who is suffering from depression, guilt, and firm resolve.

PopCultHQ’s overall assessment:

Every hero reaches a point where their deeds and actions affect not only their world, but worlds beyond Earth. In wanting to reach to the stars and see what is out there, Doctor Star will see what a terrible cost it is and how much it will ripple into his present while trying to reconcile with his son.

PopCultHQ’s Rating:

5 Out of 5 Stars

DOCTOR STAR & THE KINGDOM OF LOST TOMORROWS:
FROM THE WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #2 can be pre-ordered from the links below
and available at your local comic shop and online retailers Wednesday, April 4th!

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Writer – Jeff Lemire

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Artist – Max Fiumara

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Colorist – Dave Stewart

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Letterer – Nate Piekos

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Publisher – Dark Horse Comics

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