Supreme Power, Volume 2 by J. Michael Straczynski

Supreme Power, Volume 2

The heroes have arrived. You've watched them grow. You've learned their secrets. And now, you're about to see them change the world... for better or for worse! When a god-like Hyperion discovers that his whole life has actually been an elaborate government-made lie, his reaction could mean the end of the Earth! Do the world's other super-powered beings have any chance at stopping Hyperion if the truth sends him over the edge?Collecting: Supreme P...


Details Supreme Power, Volume 2

TitleSupreme Power, Volume 2
ISBN9780785114567
Author
Release DateDec 7th, 2005
PublisherMarvel
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Fiction, Comic Book
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Reviews Supreme Power, Volume 2

  • Terry
    2013-04-17
    3 starsOk, in this volume the shinola hits the fanola. Turns out alien superbeings don’t like being lied to or manipulated in the way they were raised…who knew?! Hyperion now knows that the government sponsored fiasco that he calls his childhood was all just a scam so the US of A could have a super-weapon in its back pocket. He’s not impressed. Add to that the awakening of a possibly schizophrenic super-woman who wants to help Hyperion take...
  • Miss Michael
    2008-06-03
    Okay, so this story arc was a little more interesting than the first one. More action packed, I'd say. Why only two stars? It feels terribly misogynistic. I know what you are thinking: *GASP* In a comic book? No! And the answer is, yeah, comic books have a long history of pointing a rocket and a scantily clad babe who happens to spread her legs in the direction of said rocket, but in modern stuff there are usually some pretty rockin' ladies. Howe...
  • Kay
    2018-04-07
    2.5/3So far, I really don't care about Joe and blue-fish-woman. The Princess be crazy, and besides for seeing more of Nighthawk & the Blur, I only really care about Mark and seeing where he goes from here (I hope he doesn't end up with Princess Crazy).The ending with the serial killer case was really creepy. My heart was racing & I was so creeped out I had to keep reading onto Vol. 3.
  • Jedhua
    2017-01-28
    Book Info: This collection contains Supreme Power issues #7-12.ABSOLUTE RATING: {3.5/5 stars} (Rounded Up)STANDARDIZED RATING: As Mark Milton boldly continues his public superhero career as Hyperion, the army and NSA fight amongst themselves behind the scenes for control over him. While the NSA believes Hyperion should step out of the limelight and serve his intended function as a strategic tool of political/military coercion overseas, the army...
  • Matej
    2018-07-14
    This volume was not as strong as the first one, but it was still interesting and had some good twists and turns.I like the "adult" and more realistic take on the Justice League, and would recommend this to anyone who likes Justice League elseworlds stories because this is basically it.
  • Shannon Appelcline
    2016-08-15
    JMS continues to very slowly bring together his JLA (Squadron Supreme), but his character studies are so interesting that it's worth waiting.Hyperion (Superman) continues his story from v1, and this is mainly about repercussions: what happens when you've lied to Superman his whole life.Doctor Spectrum (Green Lantern) is still obviously Hal Jordan, but he's also presented as Superman's opposite number, which is fascinating because it feels so true...
  • Fantasy Literature
    2015-02-20
    In this volume, the shinola hits the fanola. Turns out alien superbeings don’t like being lied to or manipulated in the way they were raised . . . Who knew?! In Powers and Principalities, the second volume of Supreme Power, Hyperion now knows that the government sponsored fiasco that he calls his childhood was all just a scam so the U.S. of A. could have a super-weapon in its back pocket. He’s not impressed. Add to that the awakening of a pos...
  • Jdetrick
    2015-09-13
    I really wanted to like this less than I do, but despite being more cynical than the original, Straczynski manages not to allow his story to wallow in it's darker aspects, and he keeps giving us characters to root for. Very well done.
  • Timothy Boyd
    2016-02-06
    What if power corrupted a superhero, or the government decided to manipulate superheroes to their own use. Straczynski does a fantastic job telling the stories these questions pose. Well above average art and exceptional story and characters make these pure please to read. High recommended
  • Ryan
    2010-12-18
    A little pulp post-Under the Banner of Heaven to cleanse the palette before moving on to something serious again.
  • Gary Lee
    2011-08-07
    The "Wonder Woman" character was kind of silly. And she doesn't really fit everything that's been established so far.
  • Andrew Obrigewitsch
    2016-08-15
    This was good. Unfortunately my library doesn't have the third volume though. So I may have to buy it to see how this ends.
  • Alain DeWitt
    2014-04-15
    Interesting alternate take on the Superman mythos. Look forward to reading the remaining installments.