Explores the duality of good and evil as conveyed through comic books.
After home invasion, a family is held hostage, wrists tied up, looking extremely traumatized. Brief shots of father dead in stairwell. The son of a lead character pulls a gun on his father, believing that if he shoots him, the lead character won't be hurt. Strongly implied date rape of young woman passed out in bed at party. A man in a moving car hits an African American person standing on street corner with a bottle, yells, "Go back to Africa!" Talk of several disasters in which there were no survivors. Footage of derailed train in which nearly everyone was killed. Son of a lead character shown scratched up after trying to stand up to bullies in school.
When one of the lead characters doesn't respond to a comic book store clerk's announcement that they are closing and that he needs to leave, the clerk tells him that he "better not be jacking off to Japanese comics."
Infrequent profanity: "s--t," "ass," "goddamn," "Jesus," "Jesus Christ." Man in a car shouts a racist comment at African Americans on a street corner. Reference made to masturbation.
Tropicana orange juice carton prominently featured in one scene.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters have drinks at dinner. Antagonist drinks from a bottle of beer, spits some of it on his victim.