Review: Top 10, Vol. 2

Top 10, Vol. 2
Top 10, Vol. 2 by Alan Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My first version of this review was a bit negative, it turns out because I’d left a long interval between reading book 1 and book 2. Having reread the entire saga without such a hiatus has rather changed my views. Hence this updated (and much more positive) review.

There isn’t much that needs to be said, so I’ll be brief.  Top 10, Vol. 1 was a great story that interweaved any number of story lines and built compelling characters. Book 2 picks up all the spinning plates and continues to spin them while actually including a few more. Added to the mix are an inter-force police sports championship for which the word ‘extreme’ would be insufficiently extreme, a very nasty shock, a nice little sub-plot about anti-robot prejudice and coming to terms with grief, and so on, parody of old-style superhero teams and a very nice set-up for Moore’s next work, the brilliantly lunatic Smax. Add in a dog who really is a woman’s best friend, and superpowered mice and what’s not to like?

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