The Losers: Double Down

The second volume of Andy Diggle's The Losers finds the eponymous gang of ex-CIA agents still searching for who sold them out. As with the first volume, there is a lot of intrigue and even more gunfire. And I really appreciate Diggle's unrestrained bleakness toward government and business coruption. But it's starting to wear a bit thin for me. Jock's artwork is still dark and the coloring is uniquely moody, but these only serve to underscore how one-dimensional the characters are. The story is (quite rightly) plot-driven, but I'm ready to start caring about these characters. And so far, other than pull off some fine spy tricks, they haven't really risen above their name.