For the second issue, Magnus has much more reasonable villains. Someone figured out how to make robots look like humans and is trying to take over the government. Manning sets it up pretty well–there’s lots of action, lots of big fight scenes, but he does take a moment for Leeja and her senator father to discuss what robots place in daily human life should be.
There are some problems, of course. Manning’s city-state, North AM, takes up the entire North American continent, yet Magnus and friends can zip around it in no time at all, which means they’re going at such incredibly dangerous speeds… no one could be out walking around in the unprotected open….
There’s a backup–there was first issue too–but it’s pretty lame. Manning’s space art is lovely, but the story’s just about how great human beings (American ones) are and how everyone else should learn from them.