Have you ever had one of those days where everything is going wrong?
Like you’ve somehow been sucked across the infinite cosmos into the wrong corner of fragmented space-time?
And you run into someone from your past you really can’t stand?
Like, say, someone from… beyond?
If so, maybe you’ll have some good advice for Monica. (She’ll take what she can get.)
Graphic PolicyOverall, Monica Rambeau: Photon #1 is an excellent debut issue that will have fans ready for the Marvels movie. The story by Ewing is fun. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a fine reintroduction of this legacy hero that will have fans worldwide ready for her big screen debut.
But Why Tho?Monica Rambeau: Photon #2 may leave some readers scratching their heads with the whiplash of events happening thanks to a certain character, but I gather that's a part of the game plan here. With more gorgeous artwork, this second issue cements that Monica is the center of the universe with mayhem and quiet affirmations about. The cliffhanger helps pull back together a solid but slightly confusing comic that hopefully is a little more cohesive in the next outing.
Comic WatchThings are getting interesting, so if you weren't super enthused about the first issue, this might change your mind.
Henchman-4-HireThe second issue of this mini-series veers off in a wildly different direction than the first issue, and I just don’t personally care for this weird new direction.
ComicBook.comEve L. Ewing's new Monica Rambeau series continues to be a unique exploration of the hero and her place in the Marvel Universe. Artists Ivan Fiorelli & Luca Maresca are given a large scope to work their magic with a wide variety of locales and a unique set of character designs. To that end they also do a remarkable thing that is, frankly, brave in the modern comic landscape, maintaining a distinct visual style for their work in a setting with no environment and just characters conversing. Come for the fresh perspective on a character's position in a vast comic book landscape, stay for the series' grand visuals.