302. Tiger & Bunny, Vol. 2 art by Mizuki Sakakibara

Tiger & Bunny, Vol. 2 art by Mizuki Sakakibara
Tiger & Bunny, Vol. 2

Rating: (3.5/5)

(US) - (Canada) - (UK)

July 9, 2013, vizmedia, 192 pgs


"Kotetsu and Barnaby are the first NEXT superhero duo, but they’ve got a few differences to overcome if they’re going to learn to work together. A reality TV show intruding into their daily lives doesn’t help, but a bomb threat just might get them to cooperate. Then a misguided surprise party leads to a NEXT-involved diamond heist!"

Received a review copy from Simon & Schuster Canada.

I adored Vol. 1 and was a little disappointed with this one as it wasn't very funny, while I found vol. 1 hilarious.  Vol. 2 takes a different turn and spends more time on character development, especially Bunny.  Through flashbacks we get to know about his past which ends up being a vital plot point as it leads to the plot of vol. 3.  We also get to know more about Wild Tiger's home life and his daughter.  The duo has some major clashes and at this point I like them both.  Tiger is older, more mature and taking it all in his stride.  Bunny has real personality issues but the peep into his past makes me more forgiving.  Bunny's nickname is firmly affixed by the end of this volume.  There is also a major case that all of the superheroes turn up for involving a bad guy made out of diamonds, here the duo learns that teamwork actually pays off.  Heroes Blue Rose and Fire Emblem are given some character time also.  The publisher rating (13+) is over cautious and I'm still recommending for 10+; there are a couple of mild swear words.