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Mech Cadets #2 (of 6)

Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 4 critic ratings.

The cadets don’t know what’s in store for them when they discover a Sharg prison!

But solemnity strikes as the battles rage and our heroes and even their Robos have tragedy in store.

And as all feels hopeless, Hero Force Two comes under attack, and an unexpected ally will make the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good…

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
30 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    Mech Cadets #2 is fantastic, and if you haven’t picked it up yet, you really should. This series is a standout of the Mecha genre, and this issue is quite possibly the best so far between Mech Cadet Yu and Mech Cadets. This is an easy “buy this if you only buy one comic this week” for me, and I think anyone else that reads it would agree.

  • 95

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Packed with revelations about the alien race that built the giant robots, the surprising powers of Olivia Park’s Earth-built robot, and reflections on world history, Mech Cadets #2 mixes the search for the truth with fear of the unknown to deliver an action-packed robots-versus-aliens space opera.

  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    Issue 2 is a very strong issue in this run. The art and writing talent are on full display which encaptures our imagination instantly.

    It’s a fun story for both kids and adults alike and if you are a science fiction fan at all then there is no reason this is not on your comic pull list each week.

  • 80

    Fans of old school Green Lantern comics will likely appreciate Mech Cadets #2, in which the main cast becomes a small group who find themselves pitted against the world—including their own chain of command—in order to do the right thing and leave no man (or adorable alien) behind. As always, Tak Miyazawa’s visual storytelling and expressive body language is key to selling the issue, which is pretty action heavy (especially in the first half), which means lots of eyeless aliens and expressionless robots. Greg Pak’s ear for dialogue is key to keeping the story moving by differentiating the voices of the large cast – something especially important in an installment like this one, where there’s a lot of exposition to dump, and you have to keep that compelling. It also ends on a cliffhanger that relies on the emotional investment of the reader, so all that character work from the first two issues is key in sending the audience into issue #3 with a sense of the stakes.

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