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Back To Brooklyn Volume 1

3.43 of 5 stars 3.43  ·  rating details  ·  107 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The controversial, over-the-top crime-thriller, Back to Brooklyn, is finally collected Big Bob Saetta made the biggest mistake of his life by pissing off his brother, one of the biggest and most brutal crime bosses in New York City. This is the story of two brothers at war, wrapped in a special package of extreme language and hardcore violence. Join award-winning writer Ga ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 21st 2009 by Image Comics (first published June 29th 2009)
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This book collects the five issue series from Image Comics. The story was by Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis and was written by Garth Ennis with art by Mihailo Vukelic. Hopefully Ennis requires no introduction from me as he is one of my favourite writers and I have written about him and some of his books on this blog. Jimmy Palmiotti is a writer and inker who often collaborates with Justin Gray and had a five year run on Jonah Hex. This series marked the comic book debut of Mihailo Vukelic.

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I thought I was going to end up giving this two stars, but things picked up for me near the end of the second book to the ending. I liked that Bob waged a personal war against his family to bring down his brother and save his family, but the beginning was far too quick for me. It kept me interested, but this wasn't something I felt like I NEEDED to continue until the about the middle of part of the second part. This turns out as you expect.

You know from the beginning that there aren't going to
a simple yet effective revenge story. The longer it goes on the more predictable and generic it gets. The supposedly shocking twist is silly and off-putting. The protagonist is a murdering criminal but since the people he's gunning for are so over the top-evil this is basically just another Punisher story. I woulda enjoyed reading a mob story by Ennis which didn't just revolve around a man killing a bunch of mobsters. He definitely has the dialogue and characters down.
Lovely - and very strange - art that grows on you; pacy, bleak and nasty story about familial tensions between a couple of fairly repulsive criminals. No real surprises story-wise but tense and bloody enough to remain interesting throughout. Good stuff.
Bill Fletcher
I'm not sure this is Garth Ennis at his best, but even minor Ennis is better than most of the stuff out there.
Bloody, violent mob story. One weekend in the life of two brothers. Really liked the art.
Dec 26, 2011 Timo rated it 2 of 5 stars
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Vendetta story with too dark art. Even the twist in the end was not too surprising.
Final twist, mob, plot about pedophiles, not that engaging but compelling.
A little harsh for my tastes, but solidly done.
Super fucked up, but in a good way.
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Ennis began his comic-writing career in 1989 with the series Troubled Souls. Appearing in the short-lived but critically-acclaimed British anthology Crisis and illustrated by McCrea, it told the story of a young, apolitical Protestant man caught up by fate in the violence of the Irish 'Troubles'. It spawned a sequel, For a Few Troubles More, a broad Belfast-based comedy featuring two supporting ch ...more
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