The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson #2 Review

by Nathan Koffler on February 21, 2018

Writers: Eddie Gorodetsky and Marc Andreyko
Artist: Stephen Sadowski
Colorist: Hi-Fi Colour Design
Letterer: A Larger World Studios
Publisher: Image Comics

I was a little hard on the first issue of this series last month and thought it was fair to give this second issue a chance. I did enjoy this issue more than I thought that I would and more than the first issue. The story that we will see unfold of Nick Wilson partnering with his old arch-enemy to create a Nick Wilson museum is going to be a fun ride to watch.

While reading through the first half of this issue, I was thinking to myself that I was liking it more than the first issue. Nick Wilson’s old arch-enemy is a cliche but interesting character and we get to see Nick revealing himself a little bit more. Then the issue got to the bar scene where Nick has a few drinks and a conversation with a pretty girl who borrowed his phone charger and I was back to my feelings from the first issue. I have no issue with cheesy comic books, especially self-aware cheesiness. But this entire scene was full of goofy dialogue that seemed like it was trying to portray a realistic conversation. The back and forth banter was cheesy in a way that felt like they were trying too hard.

I did say that after the first issue I wasn’t in love with Sadowski’s artwork but I definitely liked it a lot better in this second issue. It may be that I feel more comfortable in this world of Nick Wilson, but his artwork seamlessly fits the story they are creating.

I will repeat myself that this is not a bad comic book at all, but it is not a great one either. It is pretty good and is sitting on the fence wobbling and can fall on the side of being good or being bad any second now. A lot of famous funny people as well as lots of comic book reviewers mention the humor in this series quite often. As I read through this second issue, I kept waiting for the humor to come out because I personally hadn’t seen it in the first issue. Well, I didn’t see it in this second issue either so I’m not sure where everyone else is getting that.

This second issue may have been a tad better to start, but the long bar scene with the girl definitely brought it back down for me personally. I think that this issue is enjoyable but I don’t think that it is a masterpiece in any way. There are a lot of great current comic book series and a lot of them with issues that have come out today and I think there are better reads than this one.

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