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“I really enjoyed the first issue of this new series from Rich Tommaso, so I’m very excited to read this one. All fans of crime books should be checking this series out, you won’t regret it.”
To the credit of Mark Millar and Wilfredo Torres, Jupiter’s Circle is a “prequel” to Jupiter’s Legacy but it is a horse of a completely different colour. While Jupiter’s Legacy is set in 2013 where superheroes are considered celebrities, Jupiter’s Circle is set in 1959 where superheroes are considered mysterious wholesome protectors. Nobody has secret identities in Jupiter’s Legacy except for the Utopian and his wife. In Jupiter’s Circle they all have secret identities. Both of these books could stand on their own, however together they provide a nice commentary on the complete loss and lack of privacy we experience in our lives today. Can you image, there used to be a time where you had to tell your friends what you ate for dinner before they saw a picture of it. There used to be a time where you would go out for the evening and your only option was to talk to the people you are out with. Millar did a fantastic job of nailing what the modern super hero would look like. The modern superhero would be famous, all there actions would be available for the world to see in a matter of moments. What is the point of secret identities when the world is always watching? Jupiter’s Circle is set in a time where everybody has secrets. In 1959 it wasn’t okay to “be yourself”. Being “different” was not encouraged, and in some cases it was illegal. In a time like this the most important thing to a superhero is their privacy. Jupiter’s Circle explores what life would be like for these characters in a time of secrets and it enhances the Legacy experience.
Obviously the book is missing super star artist Frank Quitely but don’t let this discourage you, Wilfredo Torres is an excellent artist whose style fits with the era very nicely. Mixing a giant squid alien into a 1959 South Carolina neighborhood is not the easiest thing to do. Torres style is just cartoony enough that the transition from giant squid scene to celebratory scotch and cigarette scene is seamless. If you do not read Jupiter’s Legacy then Jupiter’s Circle is a pretty good book. It can stand on its own and I think will have a very interesting story. However to really get the full effects of Jupiter’s Circle I would make sure to read Jupiter’s Legacy as well. It is extremely enjoyable to see these characters adapting to a changing world. Jupiter’s Circle, not a necessary companion but a recommended one.