Fight Club 2 #3

Writer: Chuck Palahniuk Artist: Cameron Stewart Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 22, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
7.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Tyler's been around a lot longer than anyone realized . . . To gain admittance to the current generation of Project Mayhem, Marla is more than happy to provide Sebastian with plenty of bruises, and thus, the search for their son begins . . .

  • 10
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Jul 22, 2015

    The latest issue of Fight Club is Tyler's homecoming to the iconic Paper Street house, but it also represents the team behind the comic establishing permanent residence. Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart, and Dave Stewart are a gigawatt creative team, but putting three individually talented creators is never a guarantee of success. Each adds fresh meaning and complexity to the contributions of the last, resulting in the slickest, cleanest, most effective title on the stands. Fight Club 2 is an odd beast in the shifting landscape of mainstream comics. While sales, a new generation of iconoclastic critics, and even the Eisners are moving towards more female driven, younger skewing titles, Fight Club 2 appears at first to be swimming against that current with it's focus on violent white male masculinity. On further inspection, it's shaping up to be the harshest and most uncompromising examination of toxic masculinity that mainstream comics have seen since Flex Mentallo. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Jul 22, 2015

    This series is interesting every month in ways that feel wholly original instead of pandering to fans of the original. Add in the fact that the film and the novel lacked the exquisite talents of Cameron Stewart on the drawing board every month, and this is a comic that is not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Dave Gogel Jul 22, 2015

    Now we're getting somewhere. First off, I absolutely love the method in which we get a recap of the previous issues in Fight Club 2 #3. It is presented like an Airplane Emergency Landing sheet that's left in a flight's seat. Yet another subtle nod to the movie. Great stuff Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince Jul 24, 2015

    If anyFight Clubfans have yet to get into the series over fears that this sequel can't do the original justice, this third issue is enough for me to say that literally every single fear can be buried. It's still violent, it still has something to say, and Tyler Durden is still creating deranged plots. It's just that this time around we know enough to understand that life has enough mayhem on its own without threatening strangers with murder if they don't graduate college. Even Alex finally grew up inA Clockwork Orange. It's time for Sebastian/Tyler to do the same or die trying. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comix I Read - Tyler Omichinski Jul 29, 2015

    Come of the over the top violence, stay for the deconstruction of modern masculinity, nihilistic viewpoints, and a scathing critique of a society that is so obviously unwell in many ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 29, 2015

    This series started out a little questionable for me, but things are definitely looking up. Although the writing is still a mix between prose and straight dialogue, it makes for an interesting comic book. It’ll be fun to see how the next nine issues pan out. Things can only get better from here! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Jul 21, 2015

    Something something we don't talk about Fight Club. Something something still hooked on it like morphine. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Jul 29, 2015

    The main characters are very well realized and interact with each other in both real and humorous moments, but without such signature art, I doubt that the story could distinguish itself in any special way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Jul 21, 2015

    Fight Club 2 #3 gives us the encounter that we've been waiting for since the series started, as Sebastian and Tyler come face to face in a gripping exchange of words. This however does move a little quick for me, with this feeling like a bite sized entry in something much larger. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 23, 2015

    This issue offers something Fight Club fans have no doubt been waiting for since this sequel was announced - the reunion between Sebastian and Tyler Durden. That reunion comes as Sebastian languishes outside Project Mayhem headquarters and waits to be re-inducted into the group. While the issue is a bit sluggish and slow-moving overall, their interaction is easily among the most compelling material in the series so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Tyler Sewell Jul 22, 2015

    This has changed from a story containing twisted themes to a comic that takes you to a dark place and lingers with you even after you're finished. Now I'm sure others might enjoy this issue because it moves the plot along a considerable amount and sheds some light on Tyler's plans, but it's far too dark for my taste. This issue continues to prove that the comic series is further deviating from the original novel's themes, subject matter, and even quality. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBuzz - Gary Murphy Jul 27, 2015

    The latest issue of Fight Club 2 has moments of brilliance, but they are few and far between. Scenes such as Sebastian scolding his son for reading a bible hint at the fear of organised religion that the Space Monkeys have left him with but they dont make up for a sloppy and boring issue. As a fan of the author and someone who has been pretty positive towards the first two issues, it is bitterly disappoint and one would hope that it is not reflective of what is to come. I may very well have different views on this issue once the entire series has been released and the Chekov guns are more readily identifiable. Fight Club 2 might have worked better as a single graphic novel, but having chosen the serialised format it must be so judged and in that regard, it fails to live up to the standards we have come to expect from Mr. Palahniuk. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 23, 2015

    Cameron Stewart's artwork may look as gorgeous as ever, but Chuck Palahniuk's monologues in Fight Club 2 are starting to wear a little thin. Read Full Review

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