A History of Violence (Panini Noir)
In this suspenseful crime story, Tom McKenna is a family man who becomes an instant media celebrity when he thwarts a robbery at his own diner – a robbery attempted by wanted murderers. McKenna’s newfound fame dr...more
Man sollte schon mit etwas rechnen, wenn ein Comic mit dem Titel "A History of Violence" daherkommt. Wagner, 2000AD- und Judge-Dredd-Altmeister, schon immer nicht gerade für seine Kuschelcomics bekannt, zeigt sich hier aber von seiner ernsteren Seite. Während bei Judge Dredd die Gewalt meist humorisiert ist und gegen Bösewichter, die es eh nicht anders verdienen, geht, wird in diesem Titel ein Mensch gezeigt, der in die Mühlen der Mafia gerät. Was man dies...more
The basic story is that a small town diner's owner handily thwarts two stone cold killers who are attempting to rob his diner and plan to kill him. This draws media attention, attention which leads to a criminal act that he committed against the NY mob in his youth coming back to haunt him. The story is well done and captures the sudden, jarring nature of violence and a past that wil not stay buried. And the drawing in th...more
Tom McKenna lives in a small town in Michigan, where he lives with his family, and runs a small diner. When he acts in self-defense to stop two men from robbing the diner, he becomes an instant media sensation, even though he tries...more
Verdict: Okay. I wasn't thrilled about the artwork. It was serviceable and I liked the pacing, but all the characters looked the same to me (they need weird hairstyles! and implausible outfits!)- which kind of takes a...more
I wasn't a fan of the scribbly line drawing style of art chosen for...more
The story begins its history of violence with the murder of two hitchhikers. A random and brutal act of...more
But this book became truly stupid after the first act- after an okay setup nothing but joyless, nihilistic violence happens, in a sort of bastard child of Death Wish 3 and Saw IV way. I'm...more
In A History of Violence, Tom McKenna is a family man, a diner owner in a nameless small town in America who got his 15 minutes of fame when he thwarts a robbery at his establishment. His new-found fame draws attention of mobsters who have been looking to settle a score with him for 20 years....more
I'm glad I did. I read it through in just a few hours. The first 2/3rds follow the movie very closely, but then it takes a different turn. It works well though. The characters are very believable, the situations are understandable. The...more
I had seen the movie previously, and if I recall it correctly...more
The story, weeeelll.. I'm disappointed.
Not because it's bad, the disappointment came more from the high expectation I've got for this book.
David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, Oscar and Palme d'Or, were in mind. Not to mention the oh...more
However the graphics let it down. It is either amarture hour or fake "squiggly / inconsistent" style - both of which I don't like. Given that a very good movie was made out of it it is not surprising that to a certain extend it reads and looks like film script story board.
I read it in paperback format, some thing I would like more comics in - it is good for 1 handed reading on the train!
I am looking forward t...more
Kekerasan tidak hanya diawali dari kekerasan, tapi kadang dimulai dari suatu kebaikan. Niat Joey yang ingin membantu neneknya malah membuatnya terlibat dalam kekerasan yang tidak ada akhirnya. Ketika dua buronan kejam menyerang di suatu kota kecil, secara perlahan sejarah kelam kekerasan masa lalu Tom McKenna alias Joey mulai terkuak.
Buku ini sudah difilmkan dengan judul yang sama dan dibintangi oleh Viggo Mortensen dan Ed Harris, my favorite villain. Film...more