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3.39  ·  Rating Details ·  167 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
In a noir story cloaked in deception and intrigue, broken-down San Francisco P.I. Jonny Double accepts a simple job to watch over a rich man's rebellious daughter. But after being foolishly seduced by the girl he is being paid to keep tabs on, Jonny finds himself mixed up in a scheme to plunder an old bank account belonging to Al Capone. Once the heist is made, Double disc ...more
Hardcover, 102 pages
Published August 23rd 2002 by DC Comics (first published December 1998)
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Sep 07, 2015 Roybot rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This pre-100 Bullets work from Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso pulls obscure DC beatnik private eye Jonny Double and puts him into a typical noir detective set-up. A bunch of restless twenty-somethings out looking for thrills think they've come up with a clever get-richer-quick scheme: steal the money from an inactive bank account belonging to the now-deceased Al Capone. Jonny, who is being paid to watch over the daughter of a wealthy client, gets pulled into the scheme. Of course, nothing goe ...more
I dug this 4 issue miniseries out of my comics collection to re-read, so if they made any changes when they collected it, this review won't reflect them.

I'm not one for crime/noir fiction (or comics) - it generally seem locked into its traditional tough-guy rituals so securely that I lose interest quickly (although I imagine that could just as easily be said of horror fiction) - I am trying to shake up this opinion a bit, though. That said, I really dug JONNY DOUBLE (and I'm sure Jonny would "di
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Oct 09, 2015 Joe Kucharski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Looking for a hard boiled tale? One of a down-on-his-luck PI who gets wrapped so tightly around the soft, manicured finger of a femme fatale that he agrees to a bank heist? Want to read about a former hipster now rough-talkin’ zero with a craving for bad beers? Then jump on in to Vertigo’s JONNY DOUBLE mini-series. Save for the occasional shark going after that trail of blood, the water’s just fine.

Before the advent of 100 BULLETS – and when 100 BULLETS was a fresh, easy read full of mystery – B
Aug 04, 2012 Wesley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book collects the four issue mini-series that was the first collaboration between writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso. This was the start of a successful partnership that has since produced 100 Bullets, the current Spaceman and some Batman stories.

Jonny Double is an ex-cop turned private investigator whose latest client has just turned up dead. The down on his luck Jonny is then hired by a mysterious Mr. Hart to find out what crowd his daughter, Faith, is running with and to kee
A hard-boiled noir crime story cut from the same cloth as 100 Bullets, both in style, art, and writing. Jonny is a low-rent P.I. who gets roped into helping pull a burglary, only to find that the job and its aftermath are way more complicated than he'd expected. This has everything: mobsters, a femme fatale, a sap with some gumption, and a bunch of violence.

The comic is okay, but the mystery gets a little confusing at the end. Azzarello jumps ahead and tells the last pieces in flashback, which d
Feb 13, 2012 Kevin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There isn't really anything wrong with this graphic. It has everything you'd expect to see in a noir story or movie. It's vulgar, witty, keeps you thinking and even manages to entertain, but the one thing it lacks is compassion. The main character isn't even all that likable so it makes it difficult to even care what happens or who it happens to and how. Not bad for light reading.
I like Azzarello's stuff, I really do, and seeing him with Risso again is obviously very nice. However, I just couldn't finish this one. Sometimes his storylines (while expertly crafted)are a bit dense and I had more compelling things in my stack. Perhaps I'll get back to it sometime soon.
Sep 06, 2009 Caleb rated it liked it
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A perfectly solid, enjoyable crime drama by the 100 Bullets creative team, who have the genre down pat.
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Brian Azzarello (born in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American comic book writer. He came to prominence with 100 Bullets, published by DC Comics' mature-audience imprint Vertigo. He and Argentine artist Eduardo Risso, with whom Azzarello first worked on Jonny Double, won the 2001 Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story for 100 Bullets #15–18: "Hang Up on the Hang Low".

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