by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples
Every bit as entertaining and thrilling as the first volume. This one contains chapter 7 to chapter 12 — with beautifully rendered bloody and sexually explicit scenes. What I reacted most strongly and favorably to are the cast of characters. I hesitate to call them endearing (except for perhaps Marko and the Lying Cat) since many of them are so severely flawed and I probably will not want to deal with them in real life, but they definitely have sharply defined forms and the plot moves plausibly in accordance with their individual personalities.