The kind of dissonance brought by Renato Jones #2 is in part because Andrews is not just an incredibly talented artist in his own right, but because there's clearly something to his high concept here. Evil billionaires " and I'm sure people can readily come up with at least one example " do exist, and they even thrive because they have ensconced themselves in the arms of the law. Having a vigilante take down these avatars of greed is powerful wish fulfillment, and Andrews tries to have his cake and eat it too by having his hero churn through the most heinous of villains. But at the same time, having a work that's this based in political affairs automatically invites deeper thought " and right now, Renato Jones: The One% is undeniably rich in style, but might find itself in philosophical foreclosure if it doesn't build upon its violent, black-and-white foundations. Read Full Review
Its Batman meets the Punisher in an absurdly brutal and bloodily satisfying way. The art brings the brutality and the rage to life in such a visceral and gratifying way that you should expect to be scared by how much you enjoy the blood lust. But make no mistake, the guilty get punished and they get exactly what they deserve.
This issue is just an improvement in every way on the last amazing issue. We get a better look at Renato's life impersonating a ONE, we get more time spent with his supporting cast of Church, his ex-British special forces butler and Bliss, his childhood friend and only person he seems to identify with. This issue builds nicely on the previous, as Renato uses the identity of his previous victim to in the next step of his war with the ONE percent. And the action is kicked to 11 as yet another group of unscrupulous socialites show us exactly how badly they deserve to be murdered.
My only wish is that Renato's connection to Bliss be more fleshed out. The flashback showing the two's first meeting as children had some clunky dialogue and she seems to have grown accustomed to her adopted lifestyle in a way that one would think might put her at odds with Renato.
All in all and amazing second entry in what is quickly shaping up to be an amazing and gratifyingly visceral series.
Totally engaging... Better than Punisher. Great art with a different take on vigilance. Renato is after those who really control the wealth of the world. Looking forward to see how this comic develops!! Best new comic not named The Fix!