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
Release DateSep 25th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Science Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics, Young Adult

Reviews Skyward, Vol. 1

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    I loved this graphic novel!! Such a great concept and artwork! Mel I loved this graphic novel!! Such a great concept and artwork! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
  • Schizanthus Nerd
    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
    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...
  • Calista
    An Amazing Story!I don't believe I have read anything like this. It's a new idea for sure, as far as I know. The Earth lost enough of it's gravitational pull that people will float up off the Earth into space if they aren't careful. It makes me wonder what happened to the oceans. Dirt will just float up, so they have had to come up with new ways of growing food. (I mean, I know the idea is rather silly, Earth would have to stop spinning to really...
  • Alison
    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!
  • Grace
    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!
  • James DeSantis
    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 ...
  • Madi
    New fave graphic novel alert! This is such a beautiful art style with fantastic world building and diverse characters with actual depth! New fave graphic novel alert! This is such a beautiful art style with fantastic world building and diverse characters with actual depth! 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
  • Cathy
    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...
  • Lata
    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
    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...
  • Devann
    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...
  • Cale
    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...
  • Jess
    This has such an interesting concept and is so fast paced. Really enjoyed it and will definitely be picking up volume 2 soon!
  • Devon Munn
    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
  • Lenny
    Skyward takes an interesting concept – what would the world be like without gravity? – but it quickly comes crashing down (lol see what I did there) with a weak, predictable story and dialogue.Skyward follows Willa, a teenager with no real character other than teenage tropes: she has a crush and wants to explore the world. Willa was a baby when gravity stopped twenty years ago on “G-Day”; her father is a disgraced scientist who foresaw G-...
  • Unabridged Bibliophile
    Such an amazing concept! Really loved Willa and can't wait to read more. Will be requesting this for my folder at the comic shop.
  • Deviki
    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 one normal day gravity decided "I can't do this 100% bullshit anymore......Imma hold back my power" so our main protagonist's paren...
  • Ruthsic
    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...
  • Sabrina
    I'll admit I was first drawn to Skyward by its cover, but damn! If all comics are this good, why have I unwittingly denied myself such fun for so many years?! There are so many things to love about this comic. The artistry, first of all. The panels are full of action, palpable emotion and dynamic movement, the colours and lighting schemes pop without being blinding, and always go well with the scene. It was so nice to see a diverse range of peopl...
  • Trike
    The premise is wacky — the Earth suddenly loses all (or most) of its gravity — and people have to find a way to cope. But damnnn, the writing is so good. Solid characters, smooth dialogue, cool story: this is hitting on all cylinders.On top of that, Henderson really explores the implications of the premise. Storms result in roiling, floating lakes of water; shooting a gun propels you in the opposite direction; some people become agoraphobes a...
  • Craig
    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...
  • Ginger
    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 ...
  • Brianna - Coffee Books and Bullet Journals
    I really enjoyed this graphic novel! The artwork was fantastic, the science part of it was really interesting and I love Willa. The only part I didn’t like was the villain was very one dimensional. Overall very good and I’m ready to pick up vol 2!
  • Elyse
    Well, that was super fun and now I need more!!! Beautiful artwork, popping colors. You can tell that this is an Image Comics work of art! Love this woman! Must continue!! Immediately bought Vol. 2 and preordered Vol. 3! I read this for Seasons of Reading's SciFi (& Fantasy) Summer Readathon.
  • Kayla (BOOKadoodles)
    [3.5 stars] Such a unique concept and I love the art--here to stay!
  • Dan
    Kinda weird...not sure what to think. Too fast paced seems rushed and muddied storytelling.
  • Liz Delf
    Gorgeous art! Cool no-gravity premise! Strong female lead!
  • Amy
    The main thing that caught my eye was the cover. Image comics has never let me down so I figured I had nothing to lose by checking it out. At first I thought it would be a superhero story when gravity turns off and things start floating - I thought that was Willa's father or maybe baby Willa herself getting familiar with their powers. Nope. The world is super cool and I'd love to learn more about how it functions. Naturally, there are a lot of ne...
  • Anniken Haga
    So this comic was on sale at my local comic shop this month. I've considered buying it before, but the art isn't quite what I like, so I never prioritized it before it was on sale.Usually, I get used to an art style by the time I'm through a comic, but that wasn't the case this time. I still had some issues with it by the time I came to the end.I also had some issue with the story. The concept is interesting, but I'm afraid the future albums will...