It's hard to say which is the biggest downfall of the Insane Jane series. Is it its overbearing pretentiousness, its repeated mockery of traditional superhero comics? Or is it that the superheroes are nutcases message has already been done to death over the past two decades, and this cliched delivery of that message fails to offer a single surprise or point of interest? The artwork, for instance, is a mix of color and black and white, so naturally you expect them to do something interesting with this. But it remains constant: Jane is always in color, everything else is in black and white. It's just a pretentious way of saying that Jane sees everything in black and white.
In this issue, Jane tries to stop a bank robbery and naturally gets her butt kicked, but is saved by Pete, a guy she's rather attracted to. Predictably, the rest of the issue is conversations with Jane's friends, family, etc. in which Jane insists on a delusional happy version of the incident and they try in vain to explain the reality to her. And of course, Jane happens to catch a glimpse of Pete kissing his girlfriend. No surprises in this issue.
In short, like the series as a whole, Insane Jane #2 sacrifices all entertainment value for the sake of being literary, yet fails to deliver anything of literary value.
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