Super ‘Suckers #2.1 marks the beginning of a three-part story titled, “Mirror, Mirror,” (hence the ‘point-one’ in the numbering of this issue). The cover alone shows what kind of humor we can expect in the story, as we see vampire Jess and Stewart on a bed, and Jess’ parents refer to this as something out of a horror story, because they think she’s dating a loser. Super ‘Suckers #2.1 is brought to you by writers Darin Henry and Robin Taylor, pencils and inks by Jeff Shultz, colors by Glenn Whitmore, and lettered by Marshall Dillon. The Sit-Commercials are illustrated by Renee Reeser Zelnick, Jason Yungbluth, Scott Ball, and Joe Rubinstein.
Once again, the title page has the cast of characters, and this time it’s nice because there are brief descriptions for each one of them. Two new characters are featured on here as well, Adam and Trevor, but we’ll have to read on to see who they are. The story begins at The Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and we are briefly introduced to Mr. Seaver, who thinks the biggest threat to America’s National Security is vampires, not terrorism, cyber warfare, or some kind of pandemic. Seaver asks Colonel Berryhill for some funding, but because the dollar amount is astronomical, the Colonel kicks Seaver out of his office. But…Seaver won’t give up this easily.
Back at Dixon College, the ladies at the Rho Rho Rho sorority house are a little jumpy, frightened almost, because of Kelly’s appearance. In the premiere issue, Kelly was bitten and turned into a vampire, and because she can’t see her reflection in the mirror, she can’t apply her makeup well (or at all, she has to guess), so she looks like a clown. Meanwhile, Jess is visiting her family in Philly, and Stewart is going with her to attend a comic book convention. Jess is taking him with her so she can feed on him when she has cravings for blood. Seeing Vera and Stewart (the new couple) saying goodbye to each other is funny to see, and even though their relationship is kind of a joke, it seems like these two are starting to care for one another.
Shortly after, we are introduced to Stewart’s roommate, Trevor, and he’s a muscle-bound, candy-bar eating guy who pushes Stewart around. Once Jess enters their room, Trevor falls instantly in love with her, more so after Jess slams Trevor down to the ground. Once Jess and Stewart head out, Trevor decides to write Jess a love letter. Elsewhere, Kelly has nobody else to turn to, so she asks Vera to help her with her makeup, so Vera agrees. Later on, Jess and Stewart arrive at Jess’ parent’s house in Philly, and they’re not impressed with Stewart at all. They’re happy to find out that Jess is only friends with Stewart, and the main reason is that they invited Jess’ ex, Adam, over. Jess has a meltdown and wants to suck on Stewart for some blood, because she’ll get the urges to do this with Adam, so Jess and Stewart come to an agreement.
Back at Dixon College, Vera is done with Kelly’s makeover…but is it a good one or a bad one? Back in Philly, Jess’ parents walk in her room to find Jess on top of Stewart, which makes Bonnie (Jess’ mom) faint. Little do they know that they have the wrong idea of what’s going on. Back at Dixon, Trevor slides the love letter under Jess’ door, but Vera catches him in the act. Vera thinks Trevor is peeking through the keyhole, so she slams him up against the wall. Once in her room, Vera notices the love letter, but she thinks it’s for her…from a secret admirer. In the final scene of this issue, Kelly is fed up with not being able to see her reflection, so she goes online to search for a mirror, a vampire mirror, and when she finds it, she immediately orders it. But what could possibly go wrong? Stay tuned for the next issue to find out more.
Overall, this is another fantastic issue of Super ‘Suckers. The story is continuing where the premiere issue left off, and like a true sitcom, the story is on point, and the artwork is as great as it was in the previous installment. In ways, it’s good to see the pretty, popular girl (Kelly) have cosmetic problems, Vera receiving the attention she didn’t think she’d have, and seeing Jess being Jess, tough, aggressive, but we also notice she has a weak spot for her ex. The characterization is really coming through in this series. What’s fascinating about these stories are the background characters, we’ll be introduced to some minor characters, but in the end, they play a bigger role than expected, so you have to pay attention to all the characters in each panel, because who knows, those characters may be the next big players in this series. I rate this issue a 4.5 out of 5 stars, definitely worth picking up and reading. This series will get you hooked from the beginning! Super ‘Suckers #2.1 has 30 pages and can be found on ComiXology and on the Sitcomics website.