The smash-hit fisticuff series returns with a follow up series that follows the world’s most premier fighter and hero continues to traverse the landscape as he struggles to find purpose after being triumphant in battle against evil. What will become of the heroes of this world if there are no adversaries to fight against?

Aubrey Sitterson already hits the ground running with the writing, reintroducing readers to the heroes and introducing new readers to their latest exploits since the events of the first series. Sitterson continues to explore the characters of Timur, Vale, and Krysta, protagonists that are skilled, powerful, yet flawed as individuals that struggle to get along and find purpose. There are some really timed moments of humor that are balanced with reasonable drama and character interaction that feels organic. This issue is full of character moments that outshine any action that would usually take place for a book such as this. Although this series is action-oriented, it’s refreshing to have character moments where readers get to catch up with the protagonists a bit before jumping into the adventure that lies ahead.

Fico Ossio has really grown as an illustrator and continues to evolve with his linework, layouts, and coloring. His gesture work is fantastic, and the characters are drawn with an aura that reflects their personalities within the writing. Racism Avila also contributes colorwork with Ossio, giving this book an otherworldly vibrance that’ll remind readers of their fave anime and video games such as Jak and Daxter and other games of the like. Taylor Esposito is on lettering duties and fulfills his role nicely matching the lettering to the voices of the characters, helping to distinguish their personalities by use of font or color choice of the dialogue.

If you’re a fan of Dragon Ball, or Shonen manga, Street Fighter, or Capcom games of the like, then you’ll appreciate this series. It’s vibrant, fun, energetic, and refreshing. I definitely recommend adding this series to your pull list, and if you haven’t read the previous installment, definitely get your hands on it and catch up!

By Anthony Andujar Jr.

Anthony Andujar Jr. is an NYC cartoonist and lover of comics and music. So much so that it led him to writing comic book reviews in between it all.

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