Updated on 16 October, 2021
The Jupiter Legacy Comic Book and television show from DC Comics is an extremely enjoyable read for any fan of both comic book entertainment and the television show. I have been a fan of both since I was a child, and Jupiter has always given me something to root for during my favorite comic book events. It's interesting to note that the TV show takes place in a future earth where Superman is dead, and all but a select few people are aware of what is actually happening in the main continuity. This lends an air of mysticism to the entire story line, and sets it apart from many of the comic book versions of the character. In fact, it is probably my favorite of all of DC's comic book super heroes.
Created by Greg Berlanti and starring Tom Selleck as Green Lantern, Rayner is the head of a private security firm called interests. He initially begins the series as a skeptical aide to a well known philanthropic organization called The Jupiter Administration, run by the ruthless Queen Panic. After being hired as a counselor to the Queen, his true origins and purpose for being placed inside the Palace is slowly revealed. With the help of his faithful Green Lantern, he is able to get into the Queen's inner circle and foil her plans many times over. I have always liked this combination of a traditional superhero and a DC comic book character, and this is what makes the Jupiter Legacy so much fun to follow.
As an example of the excellent writing, cinematography, and visual artwork in this first season of the Jupiter Legacy Comic, one must mention the various guest stars brought in by Selleck to round out the main cast. Among these stars is Parrish Rice, who in the comics is called Earth 2's Green Lantern, and in the television show he is simply known as Rayner. Another great addition is Summer Glauberman, who plays the role of Jupiter's Queen Gwenpool. There are some other interesting additions as well, including Dule Hill as Jekyll, and Ashlie Duff as Null. The combination of a stellar casts and some great guest stars really make this a show that is well worth the time it takes to just get started watching it.
The first arc of Jupiter Legacy was "Jupiter Rising" and it was a huge success. In this first episode, we get to see how the first year of the series has gone, and where the show will head off into its second season. While this first arc is only eleven episodes long, I feel that this is ample enough to get you hooked on the comic book world and the characters introduced. The story is fantastic, the acting is great, and the animation is excellent.
The second season of Jupiter Legacy is shaping up to be even better than the first. For starters, we've already seen some of the major players from the first comic introduced in this series. That includes everybody's favorite DC Comic book super hero, Green Lantern, and the leader of the Jupiter Security Force, Superman. We also got to meet some new additions to the cast, including Shade, whom was introduced as an interesting supporting character in the first episode. There's also been some major changes to how the comic is read, which I'm excited about.
These changes, I'm sure, will provide readers with more content and greater opportunities for excitement. I, for one, can't wait to see what happens next, and how the characters react to each other and to the things they learn throughout the book. Watching as Jupiter struggles to take care of her daughter, and how she deals with the constant pressure of keeping up appearances around her daughter is fascinating to say the least.
One of the reasons why I personally enjoy reading comic books, in any format, is because of the investment that I have in the characters themselves. Whether it's written within the script, or provided by a third-party writer, there's so much invested in my characters that any small loss is deeply upsetting. This is the same thing with Jupiter, as her story is crucial to the future of the universe. And in the comic book world, anything that can affect the future of that universe is worth investing in. So when the first season of Jupiter Legacy Comic ends, I'll be ready to dive back into the world of comics to find other amazing stories.
If you haven't checked out Jupiter Estate yet, I highly recommend you do so. The comic book industry is always changing, and it's a great time for new and aspiring artists to get their comic books printed. With so many great books to pick from, I'm sure you won't have a problem finding something that appeals to you. Plus, you can purchase your comics digitally. That way you can read the book wherever you are, in the comfort of your own home.