Writer: Geoff Johns
Art: Todd Nauck, Matt Herms, and Rob Leigh
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: December 20th, 2022
Stargirl and Red Arrow track down the mysterious island Courtney saw in her vision as Stargirl: The Lost Children #2 by Geoff Johns continues to unravel. But can the pair of heroes locate Wing and any other missing heroes or will they be captured by the creature who claims this island as their own?!
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Stargirl: The Lost Children #2 provides a tone that’s very reminiscent of the current Flash run by Jeremy Adams. The story beats are sound, and sure there is some occasional action, but the overall premise is to be fun and entertaining. Stargirl: The Lost Children #2 is meant to be easygoing, stress-free reading that’s inviting and rewarding at the same time. Sure, they’re on the hunt for something big. And sure, there is a mystery to be solved. But everything doesn’t need to be world-ending, apocalyptic, ultra-heavy, deep, and dark.
Readers interested in a delightful tale with an easy commitment should check out the Stargirl: The Lost Children series. However, before it leaves your comic shop and they can’t get a hold of issue one, I highly recommend snagging it before jumping in on this issue. It may be a bit confusing hopping on board with Stargirl: The Lost Children #2.
Now, the premise is pretty cool. Everyone assumed these “sidekicks” grew up and just stopped being Superheroes. But what if they didn’t? What if they were all kidnapped against their will and lost throughout time? Where have they been? Well, no one knows because no one knew all of their secret identities and no one would know if they did just grow out of it or not. So, it appears as though Johns is using Stargirl to try to fix this Golden Age of heroes, which is pretty awesome!
However, Johns throws even more twists and turns that provide that longtime DC Comics history buff with some huge breadcrumbs involving Hourman that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat. Honestly, Golden Age fans need to hold on to their hats as Johns works his magic like usual.
Todd Nauck helps Johns fortify this almost Saturday Morning cartoon motif that sets the stage well for the issue. And just like the Flash book that almost parallels the same easygoing feeling and design, Matt Herms provides a bright and vibrant color palette. It can’t be a coincidence that both comics that come across as wildly enjoyable, fun, and entertaining have Herms at the helm. However, the pages to address by far by Nauck and Herms are most certainly the Arrow Cave. The detail in that cave was outstanding as well as the humorous design and Golden Age feel. Don’t blaze through those pages. Take your time and soak in all the goodness those pages have to offer.
Stargirl: The Lost Children #2 is a Saturday Morning cartoon that meets Golden Age Comics with a new age twist. It’s fun, not too heavy, and perfect for any age. Sure, it has some cheesy moments here and there, however, the plot is direct, the pacing is perfect, and the characters are welcoming. Emiko and Courtney work well together plus the subtle Golden Age twists provide the perfect blend for parent and child to read together.
Readers even get to see the Arrow Cave as well as experience some corny goatee jokes. What more could you ask for in a comic? I highly recommend picking up Stargirl: The Lost Children #2, as well as issue one, for something lighthearted yet still important to the overall climate of DC Comics. Add this puppy to your pull list post haste! Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!