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Kane & Lynch
Following the bullet-ridden finale to the bestselling video game, Kane and Lynch decide what’s best for everyone concerned is that they go their separate ways. That is, until a contract is put out on their collective lives for a huge bounty – and every assassin and two-bit goon around the world is gunning for the volatile pair. Can the unrepentant traitor and medicated ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by WildStorm
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I'm one of the few people who really enjoyed playing the KANE & LYNCH video game when it first came out several years ago, and I also had a lot of fun with the sequel even though it was rated as one of the "worst games of 2010" by various websites. That's just me, I have a singular opinion about these characters and the two video games that feature them. With that said, please know that I picked up the six issues of the KANE & LYNCH comic book with my mind already made up; I was ...more
This bloody follow-up to a 2007 video game finds the two escaped inmates marked for death after tangling with the fearsome criminal gang The7. The contract on their lives cuts short Kane’s reunion with his estranged daughter and makes it harder for psychopathic Lynch to stay on his diet of self-prescribed pills. To shake the hit men, Kane and Lynch enter into an elaborate scheme pitting The7’s consigliere against a villain known as the Butcher of Bosnia. Writer Edginton (Victorian Undead) turns ...more
A thin plot about a pair of mercenaries being tracked down by one's former employer serves as scaffolding on which to hang lovely illustrations of extreme violence and standard-issue dialogue from the protagonists between grenade blasts and gun battles. The action moves along briskly and the illustrations and colors work well, but there's nothing outstanding in the way of panel layout or design. I haven't read everything of his, but I feel like Ian Edginton is underused here. Well done, but not ...more
Edginton sees part of the key to his success coming from good relationships with artists, especially D'Israeli and Steve Yeowell as well as Steve Pugh and Mike Collins. He is best known for his steampunk/alternative history work (often with the artist D'Israeli) and is the co-creator of Scarlet Traces, a sequel to their adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. With 2000 AD we has written ...moreMore about Ian Edginton...