Really looks very good, and very stylistic, plus the apple just looks really well done. Looks like an Earthbound enemy too. I didn't get to see version 1.0, but based on the comments made, it looks like you executed the suggestions really well. It's a favorite from me!
Yeah, funny entry. I like the style, but there are a few things you could change to make it look even better. This is going to sound like a lot, but it's really just small details here and there. First of all, his nipples should be further apart and could be bigger. The chest hair could be less symmetrical, and the shading on the torso makes it look a bit flat now. Is the yellow part on the apple just yellow colored apple skin or is it supposed to be the inside of the apple? if it's the latter, I think it could read a bit better if you made it brighter and a bit more focused in one spot as if someone took a bite out of it. The shape of his shorts looks a bit too round and his ankles look broken. There's no need to AA the round spots on the shoes, and the holes in the mask look like they protrude since there's a shadow in the bottom left side of them. He also looks like he's missing his pinky fingers.
This might show what I mean and give you some ideas: http://www.retinaleclipse.com/zeropoweredit.gif