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Sickening violence...just the way you like it. The most screwed-up superhero comic of all time continues in what's sure to be the most exciting launch of 2008. What would happen if you tried to be a super hero? What would happen when an ordinary man in a latex suit comes face-to-face with the criminal underworld? Read about super heroes like you've never seen them before and feel happy that you are living here right now when this book is being published. Your grandchildren will only envy you. Comics just don't get better than this.

Last issue, Dave got his ass kicked and lies in the hospital. Coming to, he worries about what his father must think. Luckily when the ambulance arrived, they found him lying there naked. It seems Dave had the strength to remove his costume despite his broken back and legs.

They all figure he was mugged. He undergoes several surgeries, metal plates fitted inside his head, months of counseling, and weeks of rehabilitation. He now gets why there aren't real superheroes in the world.

At home, Dave's dad has set up his room with a dvd player and computer to do his schoolwork. He cries when he realizes the amount of money his dad had to spend over all this. Two months later he is able to go back to school. One night he gets angry and burns all his comics and swears he will never do it again.

As soon as he gets off his crutches, he's back in costume. Some local girls start accusing him of being a perverted flasher or rapist when they see him walking around in costume. They continue to chastise him as he tries walking away.

Dave gets knocked down by a man running from something. Some street guys yell at Dave to get out of there since this isn't any of his business and continue to beat the crap out of the guy. Knowing that this is why he is here, he smacks two of the gang dudes in the head with his batons. The third gets it right in the face. Dave yells at the crowd to call the police but they just stand and watch. One of the guys smashes Dave in the back with a garbage can.

More people arrive. Dave continues to put up a fight and is taking his share of punches too. The crowd just stares in disbelief. Soon they decide to leave figuring he's too crazy and the beating they're getting is not worth it.

The crowd goes nuts over his heroic act. Dave's teeth are smashed, his ribs are cracked and his eyes are practically swollen shut. The man he saved barely manages to get out a "Thank you" to him. During all this, a kid with a cell phone managed to video the whole thing and says it's going straight up on YouTube.

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3.38 stars 3.38/5 Stars Average score of 4 user reviews

This kinda sucks... alot 0

I gave this book the ol' "two issue try" and I hate to say it, it sucks. I really like the people involved in this book, but it seems Marvel decided to let Millar off his leash and told him, "Be more like Ennis". I guess that means cuss every other word. That's all I see when I read this book, swearing. I'm not offended by any means, it's just completely unrealistic. Yes, I know, it's a comic... But dialogue should be realistic in any comic. I've spent a few years in what some would call, a "rou...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Round 2 0

Got to say that I like this issue as much as the first as the book does what it says on the title. Dave recovers from his near crippling first attempt at vigilantism and goes at it again but this time he gets to walk away, minus some teeth and a pint of blood, but hey it's still a win.It is interesting to see that Millar didn't skim over his recovery thus giving weight to Dave's action and the effect that it has on those around him, notably his Dad, who must either have the best insurance in the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Kick your ass 0

Ok. I gave this comic a try because I like the JR Jr and because it is something different. Overall, this book rules. What the hell do you think would happen if you were a scrawny kid in friggin spandex? You would get your ass kicked. And it wouldn't be an "oh my god! he was shot by a laser that knocked him out!" It would be a "HOLY FUCK!!! That skinny fuckin psycho got beaten, stabbed, and hit by a car!!!!!"If I would have written the comic, he would have died in issue one. That would ha...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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