Anyways, the plan here was to have fun and just have a huge drawn-out brawl, but with little of the cheesy comic-book banter that usually goes with it. Maybe try something high-concept, like having the hero not say a single line of dialog until the very end. I'm not sure how that worked out, but issue 1 was little more than setup and groundwork, so I felt the need to go all-out on the action this time around. I hope to balance things out in the future.
P.S.-- try and guess where that one line comes from. I'll wait here.