The cover of this comic tells you everything you need to know. Hotshot suffers a severe beatdown from a behemoth of a man known as The Void. I don’t know who this guy is or why he’s obsessed with darkness and “Extinguishing the light.” What I am certain about, is his ability to throw hands and everything but the kitchen sink. There’s a lot of action packed in this single issue. some of the panels are a bit difficult to follow because of their size. Yet, the sequence of the brawl is clear to the reader.
I have never seen a hero face so much conflict from one villain in such a short amount of time. The Void is ridiculously strong, possessing super-strength and other ungodly powers. His look alone is intimidating, a hulk of a man with strange, red markers covering his body and face. Either his costume is exceptionally tight, or he has a serious skin condition. The Void has a dark grey exterior that gives him a stone-like appearance. I find his design abstract and alien.
The fight between the two is so intense, you would think Hotshot stole his grandmother’s purse. Void is relentless in his pursuit, and I am curious to see if the city will survive his war path. Although the comic is bright and relatively upbeat, it reads like a horror movie. Reminiscent of when Doomsday showed up and destroyed the entire countryside before making it to Metropolis in Superman: The Man of Steel #17. Hotshot #2 is a great issue and I’m proud to say it has won my attention for the foreseeable future.