Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson #2 - A Review

Once Nick Wilson was the world's most powerful superhero. Now he can't even pay the rent without doing children's birthday parties pretending to be a Nick Wilson impersonator. But is Nick so desperate for a job that he'll accept a proposal from his arch-enemy - billionaire inventor Clive Morganfield - to establish a Nick Wilson museum with himself as the star attraction?

While the clear conceit of the second issue of The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson is the idea of Clark Kent being forced to work for Lex Luthor, the script by Marc Andreyko and Eddie Gordoetsky goes far beyond that simple set-up. While this issue is slower-paced than the first, it is still an enjoyable read. This is primarily because Nick is established as an honestly good person fallen on hard times rather than the cliche screw-up this sort of deconstructive superhero tale usually depicts  It also helps that the artwork is by former Starman artist Stephen Sadowski, who is equally capable of depicting classic superheroic action as well the simpler scenes of people having a conversation. There's also some fantastic color art by Hi-Fi at play here.

The Final Analysis: 8 out of 10. A step down from last month, but still good.

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