Some imaginary friends never go away . . .
Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife, pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long; the wife has seen to that. The time has come . . .
Rize or Die.
Whether or not you’ve seen it, or like it for that matter (which if you don’t, I have to wonder), most people know about Fight Club. It’s one of those cult classics has just permeated society, most notably of anything for the first two rules. I had heard whispers of a sequel in comic form, and lucky for me, I got to read the first issue of the much anticipated Fight Club 2.
Normally, I’d offer a brief synopsis of the previous content, in this case the Fight Club movie. But we don’t talk about it. So go out and watch it.
That being said, this comic follows up 10 years later, with our main character now going by Sebastian living a boring, average life. His wife is not ok with that, and has been doing whatever she has to in order to get “him” back. After a decade of trying to keep him under wraps, Tyler comes back, and he returns with a bang. In more ways than one.
The artwork for this first book is clean and solid throughout. For this issue at least, most of the colors were toned down, adding to the drab life our character leads. Where it counts though, there are some really in your face pages, giving an excellent contrast between both sides of him. There was one page in particular about halfway through that stood out big time and thought it was fantastic.
I honestly never expected there to be any more to Fight Club, and I’m totally ok with it being a comic. Obviously, if you’ve never watched the movie, you’re missing out and are actually doing yourself a disservice. So, again, watch it if you haven’t, and in either case, go out and grab this book.
And definitely talk about it.
For more on Fight Club 2 or other Dark Horse books, check out Dark Horse Comics.
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.