If you’ve been following the television programs, you did quite well to get through series two but were at least partly rewarded with a superior series three. You may also have sampled the first volume of comics – short stories that filled out some of the characters’ back-stories.
This second volume provides more of a glimpse into the rich history created by the makers of the television program. It’s not essential reading – you can follow the series without delving into the comics, but it adds more depth and colour if you find yourself hungry for more. This volume has a number of interesting stories including the origin of the Haitian, what happened to Maya and Alejandro before they fell in with Sylar, and a historical tale of what Adam was up to during the American Civil War.