Superhero Cirrus and Dentist Roger have switched bodies! As Cirrus looks to switch their bodies back, Roger gets some payback with his newfound powers in The Schlub #2 by Image Comics!
THE SCHLUB #2
Writers: Ryan Stegman and Kenny Porter
Artist: Tyrell Cannon
Colorist: Mike Spicer
Letterer: John Hill
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 27th, 2023
Previously in The Schlub: Down on his luck, Roger has a failing dentist business and blames everyone but himself for his situation, primarily his brother. When his building becomes the battleground of Cirrus and a supervillain, Roger gets a hold of an artifact and switches bodies with Cirrus. In his superpowered body, he is barely able to save the day. As Cirrus in Roger’s body looks for answers, Roger uses this time to get a little payback.
The Schlub #1 shows Cirrus struggling with his body’s unhealthy habits as he tries to get to the Grand Library to get answers. We get a brief insight into Cirrus’ family and that this body change will be permanent for a few days. Meanwhile, Roger burns down his brother’s boat, and with his superhearing, he hears his family preparing some sort of intervention with his ex-wife. The two meet up again when a D-list supervillain shows up. Roger is reckless and nearly takes out a whole block trying to defeat Smorgasbord, letting his temper get the best of him. However, his actions gather the attention of “The Vigilant.”
Roger’s emotions are everywhere. He is depicted as physically unhealthy, but his emotional intelligence is meager. Watching this shown in The Schlub #2 reminds me that sometimes influential people are not the most stable and how dangerous that is. I doubt that this book was created to discuss the power and influence of specific people, but I can’t help but think about the temptation power has. In fact, I spiraled a bit, considering those implications. And perhaps that is the power of Roger Dalton. He is someone we can despise because of his inner monologue. While I imagine one specific type of person, I’m sure someone else would imagine a different kind of person. I’m fascinated by this series with well-designed art and attractive character designs, but I don’t think it is for everyone.
The Schlub #2 has some interesting ideas that go beyond your standard superhero story, something that appeals to my brain and the things that I am interested in. With that in mind, this story is a solid 4.5 out of 5, and I’m intrigued to see if Roger can learn any lessons.
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Schlub #2 provides an exciting insight into the human psyche, offering some food for thought about the human condition.