Tai Freligh reviews Heroes Vengeance #2…
Welcome to the world of Heroes, where a new group of EVOs is emerging… In this series, we explore the origin of various characters, starting with El Vengador…
From Titan Comics comes a series of comic stories that serve as prequels to the Heroes Reborn television show on NBC. They plan on coming out with several five issue character studies, the first being El Vengador.
Issue #1 (of five) started to tell the back-story of El Vengador, the wrestler and El Vengador, the EVO. It asked the question, “what is a hero?” and explored different answers to that. You can read my review of that issue here.
In the second issue, we get to see a little bit more about how he deals with his opponents. Here is the official synopsis for issue #2:
It’s a day in the life of El Vengador, as he tries to balance his family life with his dealings with LA gangsters. But how will El Vengador cope when the stakes are raised and he is forced to fight a huge, fiery Evo? Plus: Discover El Vengador’s lair!!
This issue had a lot more going for it. The story was interesting and the illustrations didn’t bother me as much this month. The issue also includes a variant cover as well as a gallery of other variant covers for issue #1 that featured other Heroes Reborn characters such as HRG and Miko. It also had a tease to the next issue where we see a priest on the cover of Heroes Vengeance #3. If you watch the show like I do, then you will recognize the character of Father Mauricio Chavez here. In the show, the Father is a friend to the Gutierrez family (and turns out he’s an EVO too!). I’m intrigued to find out more about how he came into their lives and plays such an important ally for them on the television show. I have to admit that this month’s issue pleasantly surprised me, so I’m giving it an 8 out of 10.
Heroes: Vengeance #2 is out now, priced $3.99.