I’ve got to say, that when I read a comic book I’m usually picturing it as a movie in the back of my head. Who would play this character, how would this director film this scene. This book is no different. As I read the pages I was instantly thinking of the movie version. It helps that the panel angles and the over all feel of the book help with that.
I was a little skeptical about the book when I first started reading it. The art didn’t strike me hard at first, but as I read on I found myself really liking the simplistic style they used for the book. The art definitely reminds me of Sin City. The harsh blacks and monochromatic color scheme definitely draw me in, the same way that the art of Sin City did. To be in the same group as Frank Miller’s creation is definitely a good thing.
The solid art is followed up with great writing too. The main character, Vic Boone, is being framed for the death of a scientist in this book. It opens up like a good Tarantino film with the dramatic part first. We get to see the drama all in the beginning and then soon follow to figure out why and where this situation came from. We follow Boone as he tries to figure out the pieces to the puzzle and why they are trying to pin this guys death on him. I have to be honest, I love the character. He wasn’t one dimensional and the dialogue made him a lot of fun to watch. He’s the typical bad ass with quick come backs.I could easily see Matt Damon in the role of this character, very much like his Bourne role the character is pretty serious and gets to the point quick.
This book isn’t just carried by the lead character. If Boone is the main course then the supporting cast is fine seasoning of herbs and spices. The female role in this book calls back to an older time. An African American character very much from the days of Foxy Brown, with her afro and bag full of sass she is a great addition to the cast. She is definitely the go to character when Boone gets himself in a bind. At least that is the feeling I get.
I could go on forever on how much I really dig this book and I could spoil all kinds of details about it by going in detail about the issue. But I’d rather you guys pick up the book and enjoy the ride for yourself. I will say this. The end of the book has me anticipating the next issue and I’ll be sure to snag it when it comes out. So if your into action packed, stylistic, well written books with a great touch of humor. Then you need to head on down to the comic shop, or hop online and get your issue. Don’t forget to grab the first issue while your there. I know I’m a fan from here on out.