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Jupiter's Circle #1

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3.59  ·  Rating details ·  92 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The most celebrated superheroes in mid-century America seem to have it all— fame, riches, adoration—but tensions simmer beneath the glossy surface, threatening to crack open the secrets behind their public AND private exploits. Before the family dynasty in JUPITER’S LEGACY began, there was JUPITER’S CIRCLE—a story about a team whose personal dramas collide with super-power ...more
Paperback, 30 pages
Published April 8th 2015 by Image
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Sam Quixote
Apr 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
Mark Millar said that Jupiter’s Legacy was inspired, at least in part, by Carrie Fisher’s memoirs of growing up in the shadow of two famous parents; I’m guessing that for Jupiter’s Circle, a spinoff and prequel to Legacy, he read Full Service by Scotty Bowers, a memoir of a man described as a “sex fixer” to the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Bowers was a gas station attendant as well as a gigolo who catered to stars who had to be discreet about their liaisons, like Spencer Tracy and Katherine
Interesting take on what a gay superhero would have to deal with in the 1950s.
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoyed Jupiter's Legacy
I didn't realise that there was a prequel to Jupiter's Legacy in the works so imagine my surprise when I took one of my rare trips to the nearest comic book store, Forbidden Planet (which is about a 2 hour drive from my home), and spot issue 3 on the shelf. First I was excited and then dissapointed (I assumed I'd missed the first 2 and would have to wait for an omnibus) and then excited again as they had copies of issue 1 and 2! Joy!! And even better, issue 1 has multiple covers (I bought the pr ...more
Sai Rahul Poruri
Apr 12, 2020 rated it liked it
I am mildly interested in continuing this series. The art is beautiful and i have a lot of respect for Mark Miller. Not eager, just interested.
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Rebecca Crunden
Jan 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
An LGBT centric superhero tale set in the McCarthy/Lavender Scare era when persecution was well under way. Curious to see how this unfolds, but I'm nervous it's gonna be super depressing :'( ...more
C. Varn
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a deconstruction of the Justice League, a la the Watchman, but Millar is not nearly as cynical as Moore, and the setting of the 1950s instead of an alternate universe 1980s also helps. The characters are portrayed as humans, with affairs and smoking cigarettes like one is watching Madman. Millar delivers though because while it is complicated and their sex scandals and heartbreak, there are truly moral pillars in the comic and it does not feel entirely cynical or edgy. The art is great a ...more
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What if Mad Men and Super Friends had a baby. Well, Mark Millar has shown us what that kid would be like. With all the hype that the Superhero genre is getting these days, this very enjoyable series may get short shrift, but I think that it should be on all comicbook aficionado's reading lists. ...more
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Very old timey and cute.
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Mark Millar is the New York Times best-selling writer of Wanted, the Kick-Ass series, The Secret Service, Jupiter’s Legacy, Jupiter’s Circle, Nemesis, Superior, Super Crooks, American Jesus, MPH, Starlight, and Chrononauts. Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2, and The Secret Service (as Kingsman: The Secret Service) have been adapted into feature films, and Nemesis, Superior, Starlight, War Heroes, Jupit ...more

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