Ryan Thomason

Dark Horse Comics and Chuck Palahniuk Bring Us Back Into the Twisted World of Tyler Durden with Fight Club 2

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The first rule about Fight Club 2 is…read Fight Club 2, or you will get punched in the face. The second rule about Fight Club 2 is, read it or get a punch in the face.

Fight club 2

Fight Club 2
Writer: Chuck Palahniuk
Artist: Cameron Stewart
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: David Mack
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: May 27th, 2015

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…

Yes, Tyler Durden lives, essentially he never really went away. We get a glimpse of ten years into the future and Sebastian is looking like he’s defaulted back to the guy from the beginning of Fight Club. Wait? Who is Sebastian? You might remember him as “Cornelius” or “Jack” from the original 1996 novel and that movie starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt. Palahniuk gives him a solid name this time around so you know who he truly is. A pill popping to keep Tyler away, again white-collar working, IKEA buying, Husband and Father to a son…Sebastian.

Project Mayhem has gone downhill, or has it?

In this first issue, we as jumped ten years ahead into the boring and stoic life that Sebastian now “enjoys”. He seems more out of it than anything, and has no connection to his son. Who seems to either be having his own side character, or has been getting a certain “destructive influence” from a Mr. Durden.

Writer Chuck Palahniuk who if you didn’t know, also wrote the novel and screenplay for Fight Club. Has deemed this new ten issue run “Too Dark” and “Too Upsetting” for prose. Which really has to mean something if you can’t write that out in the way you want it to be unveiled piece by piece. The artwork on this comic is very well done, the colors and lines are exceptionally drawn. I’ve read the comic three times already, I’m pouring through every panel. Peering into the depths that once sucked me in when I was first introduced to Palahniuk with Fight Club. Cameron Stewart has added another layer to the story with his artwork, it’s captivating and pulls you into certain directions without your realizing it.

If you’ve read and/or watched Fight Club, then you simply owe it to yourself to read this Fight Club 2 comic. Just from this first issue you can see that the story arc is going to be just as wild a ride as Fight Club. Even though it’s not in prose or film, Fight Club 2 simply delivers a visual and thoughtful feast that makes you want more. It’s out on May 27th, and you can either snag it through Dark Horse Digital or have a copy of Fight Club 2 #1 delivered right to your doorstep later this week.

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