Skyward, Vol. 1 by Joe Henderson

Skyward, Vol. 1

One day, gravity on Earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it's...well, it's pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don't jump too high. And maybe don't get mixed up in your Dad's secret plan to bring gravity back that could get yo...


Details Skyward, Vol. 1

TitleSkyward, Vol. 1
ISBN9781534308336
Author
Release DateSep 25th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Science Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics, Young Adult
Rating

Reviews Skyward, Vol. 1

  • Schizanthus
    1970-01-01
    I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, mostly because of that gorgeous cover and the flying. Who doesn’t wish they could fly?!Willa was just a baby on G-Day when most of Earth’s gravity disappeared, her mother floated away and her father confined himself to their apartment. Twenty years later Willa wants to see the world but is stuck working and paying the bills while her father hides inside. Not only did Willa’s father someho...
  • Artemy
    1970-01-01
    Skyward is set in the world where the gravity was suddenly turned off one day, so now everyone can fly. It follows a young girl named Willa who works as a delivery girl, but one day she gets tangled up in a conflict that somehow involves her father.Skyward is fine. It plays off of a cool idea and does some fun world building things with its premise. No, it doesn’t really make sense how a low-gravity Earth keeps functioning like it does in the b...
  • Alison
    1970-01-01
    I found a new favorite and I NEED THE NEXT ONE NOW.This is a world where gravity doesn't exist and the main character's father believes he knows why and how to fix it, but a group of wealthy men don't want that to happen....Fast paced and has a great cast with a complex background I can't wait to know more about!
  • James DeSantis
    1970-01-01
    Story: This is a story about a girl...who can fly around the world, or I guess more float around, since the gravity on earth is gone. One day it all goes "Goodbye" thanks to our heroes father and now everyone can float in our world. Sounds kind of cool, huh? Except what happens when keep floating floating floating and then...into space. Art: The art really gives a atmosphere of hope and wonder. The way the future has buildings and poles and such ...
  • Grace
    1970-01-01
    Dang, what a killer concept.A world with low gravity? Sounds cool, actually scary.A very promising start to a series. I loved following Willa and can empathise with her situation as well as the others in this world. This first volume was enough to keep me entertained and it also backed an emotional punch. I'm invested and very much looking forward to continuing with this series!
  • Cathy (cathepsut)
    1970-01-01
    Nice artwork, fun story. In Issue #2 we get some backstory and Willa, the main character, starts to live dangerously. There is a stunning panel, showing what happened to those that didn’t make it past G-Day. The action heats up in Issue #3, I especially liked the ending and visuals of Issue #4.“Water under the bridge.“70% of the Earth is covered by water. Ok, it’s just about 0.02% of the Earth’s mass, but still... All the world‘s wate...
  • Maddie
    1970-01-01
    New fave graphic novel alert! This is such a beautiful art style with fantastic world building and diverse characters with actual depth! 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
  • Lata
    1970-01-01
    This was good, with vibrant artwork and an interesting premise (though I question the viability and believability of some humans being able to mess with the gravity of the freaking huge rock we live on.)Our protagonist Willa Fowler is energetic, curious, and a little desperate to experience life outside her city. Her dad is totally against this, and Willa pushes against his rules enough to attract some unwanted attention.The volume had plenty of ...
  • Rory Wilding
    1970-01-01
    When it comes to science fiction, sometimes the best stories in that genre are based on speculative fiction, whether it is Y: The Last Man, which showed us how one man survives in a world ruled by women, or the literature of Stephen King, whose books are mostly born out of “what if” scenarios. As for the latest title from Image Comics, Skyward, it has one great premise, which is “what if the world suddenly lost its gravity?”Please click h...
  • Jess
    1970-01-01
    This has such an interesting concept and is so fast paced. Really enjoyed it and will definitely be picking up volume 2 soon!
  • Cale
    1970-01-01
    I love a book that delves into the ramifications of its major idea, rather than just sticking to the direct effects of the idea. This book delves deep into what would happen in a world where gravity is no longer an inviolate law. But it does so on the sidelines, in ways that support the story, as Willa discovers the importance of her father and tries to explore the world more. Willa makes for an exciting protagonist, innovative and also willing t...
  • Devann
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC copy of this book from EdelweissI was a bit skeptical about this before I started - mostly because 'showrunner of Fox's Lucifer' is about the furthest thing from a recommendation I can think of #sorrynotsorry - but the cover is gorgeous and the concept sounded cool and I'm so glad I gave it a try! Definitely an original post-apocalyptic scenario and it's obvious that the author put a lot of thought into the little details of wha...
  • Dan
    1970-01-01
    Kinda weird...not sure what to think. Too fast paced seems rushed and muddied storytelling.
  • Devon Munn
    1970-01-01
    Just finished this with Issue 5This was quite interesting, the concept (to me at least) was a very original post apocalyptic scenario. The story was well written and the characters fairly likeable. Cant wait to see where this series goes
  • Ginger
    1970-01-01
    I like the concept. Gravity has ceased to exist and, if you don't take care, it is possible to float right out into space. There are still those who dwell on the ground using special boots to keep them anchored. All the 'common folk' reside in the upper floors that have now become the slums (interesting how the whole world went topsie turvie). I would love to be able to fly however, the absence of gravity, would not be my chosen method.I enjoyed ...
  • Deviki
    1970-01-01
    So, about twenty years ago .........gravity dropped its quality to half of its full potential. Meaning it's not working a 100 %......alright .......already this is starting to raise a lot of questions in my head.....But let's not jump ahead ...........So, this whole gravity deterioration happened suddenly .......like one normal day gravity decided "I can't do this 100% bullshit anymore......Imma hold back my power" so our main protagonist's paren...
  • Craig
    1970-01-01
    Such a simple hook: gravity has suddenly become a fraction of its normal self. The resulting upheavals in the way we live are immense, with everything from agriculture to package delivery needing to be re-thought. We're introduced to this world through Willa, a girl born just before G-Day, who has grown up in this low gravity world and is fully acclimated to it, working for a parcel delivery service to pay the rent on an apartment she shares with...
  • Shannon
    1970-01-01
    Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5Total review score: 2
  • Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    I very much wanted to like this story. The artwork is well done, and the narrative is inviting and interesting. But, I could not get past the impossibilities behind the science. That might just be me. If they would have addressed any of the science things: oceans, oxygen, plants, animals, anything it would have been a better story for me.
  • Misty
    1970-01-01
    I had some issues with this, as far as conveying the story coherently (in both art and text), but overall, I liked this and will pick up the second volume.
  • Ruthsic
    1970-01-01
    Warnings: violenceSkyward plays with the speculative concept of a world with diminished gravity, and obviously, the thing I was most interested in was how this world would be like. Not being a physicist, I did not ruminate on whether the world presented in this book is scientifically accurate, but it seems plausible enough? People can fly (mostly using opposing forces), people who don't want to fly use mag boots, there are people like Willa who w...
  • Sesana
    1970-01-01
    An interesting premise, though there's a fair bit of handwaving in the world building. Great art, though.
  • Kevin
    1970-01-01
    Have you ever thought of what life might be like without gravity? I don’t mean a trip to space. I mean right here on Earth... or the sky surrounding it. That’s what Skyward is about. 20 years after G-Day — or the day that gravity became a fraction of what it was and a vast majority of life on Earth and anything unsecured to the ground floated away and died in space — Willa Fowler, who has known nothing but life without gravity, wants to s...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    The story is solid and fun. The concept is a simple one in the tradition of "What if this one thing was changed?" sci-fi, and the low-grav concept really paves the way for fun, interesting art.P.S. It did cross my mind to wonder if there was a reason two white guys chose to have a biracial young woman as a main character...The character is universal/bland(?) enough that it could be someone or nearly any demographic, which could be good or bad. It...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars. I feel like I've been rating a lot of things 3-stars lately that cover a range about how I felt for them. This was a solid 'I liked it' 3+ stars but not enough to get 4stars. It's a fun concept and interesting heroine. Some of the sci-fi stuff is pretty fun but the physics can't decide if it's going to act like REALLY low-G or like the vacuum of space. There's really no explanation for how everyone can run around w/o needing breathers ...
  • Kristin Lansdown
    1970-01-01
    I like the premise of this! On G-Day the Earth went low-gravity and lots of people died because they floated up into the sky forever. Flash forward the planet has acclimated to this low-gravity life but there are some stark class differences between those who just live the low-gravity life and those who can afford these magnetic shoes that allow them to walk on the ground. I always think it's interesting to see real life social issues play out in...
  • Kend
    1970-01-01
    One of the most interesting premises in new comics: gravity is gonzo, and physics hijinks ensue, as well as lots of people with messenger bags using guns to launch themselves around in a zero-g environment. There's a coming-of-age story arc featuring both "daddy issues" AND "mommy issues", and some pretty snazzy art. I'm a fan of this series, and I think it perfectly captures the science fictional urge to ask the question "what would happen if .....
  • Diz
    1970-01-01
    In the future, the Earth loses its gravity, and somehow people can still live on it. It doesn't really work as science fiction. If there is no gravity, why is there still an atmosphere? Why do some people go flying into space while others are able to maintain a stable position. Why do some things appear to be affected by gravity (boxes on a shelf) and others are not (sweat floating in the air)? In short, the world doesn't make much sense. However...
  • Daniel
    1970-01-01
    The single greatest achievement of this comic book is that Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett are able to sell the totally ridiculous idea of Earth losing the majority of its gravitational pull with all of the insane consequences. This is what comic books should be about: building around high concept ideas where the visuals not just compliment the storytelling but play an integral part to it. On top of this the characterization is great and even thoug...
  • Lien
    1970-01-01
    I really really really like the concept! The artwork is beautifull and fits the low-gravity theme so well. The story too, a bit predictable, but still nice. This is very youth/young adult genre, so nothing too heavy here.