Writer: Brian Azzarello

Artist: Eduardo Risso

Colorist: Patricia Mulvihill

The Good

This is the first comic book I’ve ever read where the use of colors is by far my favorite aspect. The whole art team killed it with this issue, but the stylistic use of colors in particular is what takes this book to the next level. The blending of reds and oranges, then filled in with this eerie dark tone is a perfect mood-setter and an aesthetic even the best of comic books rarely utilize to its full potential.

The Bad

I can sit here and nitpick about the little things that some people might not like, such as the extent of explicit dialogue that’s used, thus not making this book suitable for all ages. But if you’re 16 or older and like comic books, the dialogue is only going to make it better. So I basically don’t have a bad thing to say about this comic.

The Veredict

If you flip through this issue and don’t read a single word it still kicks ass because of how good it looks and how pleasing it is to the eye. In any visual medium colors can set the tone as well as, if not better than, any other tool at the artist’s disposal. Another thing I love about this comic is that you don’t have to be into superheroes to enjoy this. While it’s pretty rare to be into comic books if you don’t like superheroes, if for some reason that’s the case then this is still an absolute must-read. It’s a gritty, badass, crime story of a comic book and I can’t say enough good things about it.


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