If you were living under a rock for the past 20 years and picked up issue one of Fight Club 2 you would go, “Holy shit! When does issue two come out.”
Some imaginary friends never go away – Fight Club 2
Chuck Palahniuk’s book Fight Club published in 1996 became the most controversial film of 1999. It made nerds want to fight each other and made bros even bigger douchebags. Fast forward 16-years and Generation X is all grown up and every other generation hates on the Millennials. Sounds like a perfect time for a sequel to a book/film that didn’t need one, exactly!
In 25-pages, Palahniuk gets you off your couch and back in the Fight Club game. No one knows where they’re going but they sure enjoy the ride. That is what made the first story so great and the reader gets this feeling right from the start in issue one.
What really is amazing about this first issue, is Palahniuk’s understanding of storytelling through the comic book medium. The reader gets a solid plot and a last page cliffhanger. He establishes the ground rules of the story, gives an understand of all the characters involved and gets the reader emotionally invested. The biggest compliment for this book, is that I want to read issue two now. You can’t ask for much more from a first issue.
Marla Singer, the face that launched a thousand trips to the E.R. – Fight Club 2 #1
Cameron Stewart and Dave Stewart are on the same brain pattern when comes to art and color in the first issue. Cameron’s cartoonish style lends to the over-the-top nature of the Fight Club universe. With knowledge of the previous book and film, I found myself analyzing every panel of the first issue to find hidden messages. This was also applied to Dave’s color patterns. The artistic team works really well with Palahniuk’s writing to suck you into to his world. After reading this issue you will go to bed and dream about train crashes, barking dogs, exploding heads, the Hindenburg, and of course Tyler Durden.
Fight Club 2 by Dark Horse Comics will have a prelude issue on Free Comic Book Day, and then issue one will be out May 27.
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