Review – Fight Club 2 #1
Writer: Chuck Palahniuk
Artist: Cameron Stewart
Cover Artist: David Mack
Published by: Darkhorse Comics
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
You ever wondered what happened to Jack/Sebastian aka Tyler Durden and Marla Singer after the events of the original Fight Club movie?, Well Darkhorse Comics and Chuck Palahniuk continue the story In Fight Club 2. In issue #1 we see that some years have passed for Jack/Sebastian he and Marla have married and had a son that’s around 9 years old, The biggest change is the he’s been taking medication for his Dissociative identity disorder.
With Tyler Durden at bay the narrator has lived a normal life since the original story, with a new job, house and kid everything seems good for him, but as issue #1 reveals that’s not the case. In fact his life isn’t all peaches and cream, for one his son has inherited some of his Tyler Durden traits, and Marla has become bored of the man he has become and wants Tyler to return in order spice up their sex life, she’s even started going back to support groups.
As for the Jack/Sebastian its seems as if the meds he’s been taking aren’t working anymore and throughout the first half of the issue we get clues of Tyler’s re-emergence so to speak, at the mid-point of the issue its revealed that Marla has been changing his meds with sugar pills, one day Jack/Sebastian decides to see his psychologist about his recent blackouts and is put under hypnosis to find answers, but instead of helping he re awakens Tyler Durden and this time it looks as if he’s become even more extreme than ever before.
The end of issue we see that Jack/Sebastian has denounces his family as Tyler Durden and decides to change things, whether for better or worse is yet to be determined.
Final Thoughts: Fight Club 2 starts off as if the original story has just ended by jumping straight into it, that would work if it was still the late 90’s where fight club was still relevant on a main stream level, but that’s not case so the appeal it had back then isn’t the same. But that’s not saying Fight Club 2#1 isn’t interesting or well written because it is both, it just feels a few years late.
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