Fight Club 2 #5

Writer: Chuck Palahniuk Artist: Cameron Stewart Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
7.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Since he was discharged from the mental hospital, Sebastian has been a do-nothing cog in the world's largest military-industrial corporation: Rize or Die. Marla searches for clues among the various clubs that have spun off of Tyler's original fight clubs, and she discovers that Project Mayhem is not a boys-only enterprise-not anymore.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Sep 23, 2015

    This go-round, Fight Club has gotten a lot meaner. It's not the lean, cut fiction of the book; it's a gargantuan fighter, with arms too long for you to box with them. It'll beat you down, but you'll be able to smile through your broken teeth. Keep going. Stick with it. I think everything is going to come together in the end. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Sep 23, 2015

    Given how deeply and consistently Palahniuk and Stewart are forcing us to re-conceptualize how we look at the comic page and engage with the fictional world on the other side, it may in fact be time to begin discussing it in the same terms as The Invisibles.Especially given that Stewart was the artist Grant Morrison called upon to redraw the penultimate sequence of that series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Sep 24, 2015

    "Fight Club 2" #5 is the issue that amps up an already engaging and complex story, indicating this sequel just might be on par with the original. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 24, 2015

    Finally, the series feels like it has something new to say with these characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Sep 28, 2015

    Palahniuk proves that you don't have to choose between style and substance in this grimace inducing love letter to anarchy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 22, 2015

    Fight Club 2 #5 feels surprisingly short, and I'm sure that's because it consists entirely of short sequences featuring its lead characters. The mystery of what happened to Sebastian's son feels almost like an afterthought, because that's not really the kind of story Palahniuk is putting together here. Instead, he's trying to liven up the over-serious recollections of his pitch-black franchise, trying to inject a little bit more of a punk humor into his now over-serious fanbase. It's going to be a painful job, and one that might not stick on the first try. But Palahniuk seems more than willing to hit us again and again until the lesson sticks. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Sep 23, 2015

    The halfway point to Fight Club 2 highlights one of the concerns some have had with the story since the beginning, in that receiving the information piecemeal diminishes the overall impact of the story. To date, the method of delivery has delivered us a gripping series of reasons to believe that Palahniuk has been the master of his own creation's destiny, although this might be the first time that he shows some of the contempt he has for what that creation has become as well. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Sep 29, 2015

    Beyond that, it's almost more of the same " Sebastian and Tyler are at odds with each other, with Sebastian medicating himself into oblivion. What was a neat parlor trick of fourth wall breaks with the pills has become tired and cheap even as Stewart's cartoonish style continues to serve its purpose. Like my complaints about previous issues, there's very little forward momentum as we hit the halfway point of the series and worse, it's becoming formulaic. Resting on nostalgia is only going to take this sequel so far and at this point it's just dragging a beaten space monkey behind it" Read Full Review

  • 2.7
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Oct 6, 2015

    Sebastian/Tyler is supposed one of the Rize or Die members who opens his veins to vandalize art, though there is little doubt that he will return in the next issue just as he returned relatively unscathed after a savage beating at the end of Fight Club 2 #4. There are a lot of things happening in this series, and there have been a few issues with moments of promise, but overall its hard to figure out why readers should care, unless they are hardcore Tyler Durden fans. Fight Club 2 #5 goes in a pointlessdirection that doesnt pay off and indicates that there may not be much of an overarching vision to this sequel. Read Full Review

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