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100 Bullets, Vol. 4: A Foregone Tomorrow (100 Bullets #4)

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In the fourth collection of this series, Agent Graves continues to offer immunity to everyday people to carry out their innermost desires of vengeance with the 100 bullets that he supplies. But as these self-serving manipulations take place, pieces of the mystery of the Minutemen and the organization that created them start to come together, and we discover to the research ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Vertigo
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Brooke
Jul 17, 2012 Brooke rated it really liked it
At this point, I'm wishing that I hadn't returned the first three books to the library, because I would love to go back and re-read them now that more of the story is coming together. I especially want to re-read Mr. Shepherd's scenes, since I thought he and Mr. Graves were working together before - now it's clear that their interests aren't exactly aligned, and I'm wondering how that information colors those earlier scenes. I think that this will be one of those series that is even better the s ...more
Brendan Nicholls
Feb 05, 2016 Brendan Nicholls rated it liked it
Story was okay but a mixed bag of stories and mythology. Didn't learn all that much and felt like it was merely filling the void. I liked the conspiracy involving JFK and the final 100 pages the best, they contained a story that was worth telling. As the chapters go, this seems to have dropped back a little which is a shame considering the last two chapters were vast improvements.
Alan Chen
Jul 08, 2015 Alan Chen rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
100 Bullets isn't doing anything new, we got a small secret society that controls the power/wealth of the world. We have elements that get betrayed and now have their own agenda. This is the story in a nutshell. What it does well is fill this theme with interesting characters, lots of back story, and gloriously etched noir scenes that are gripping and touching. Volume 4 gives us more of the back story of the main arc. The "trust", which runs everything behind the scene, consists of 13 families. ...more
JK
Feb 01, 2015 JK rated it liked it
It's all beginning to come together. I often struggle to remember where I left off with graphic novels, so it took me a while to work out what was going on.

In previous volumes, we're treated to the decision-making processes, cultural differences, and motivations of characters who are handed the case containing the bullets of immunity. That's always very exciting, but in this volume we're treated to some character background and depth; we learn more about the past lives of the Trust and the Minut
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Dave
Jun 17, 2008 Dave rated it really liked it
Shelves: graflit
Great illustration, good tight stories (as I like 'em--Hard and Boiled!)
Travis
This is one of the longer volumes in the series. Unfortunately that doesn't translate to a whole lot of good stories.

There are three separate stand-alone issues. The first progresses some of the characters in the Trust. The second brings back Mr. Branch and is covered in the next paragraph. The third shows how long Agent Graves has been playing his game by linking him to the JFK assassination, a nice bit of conspiracy theory that feels overwrought and played out at this point.

The Mr. Branch inte
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Julien V
Jul 07, 2015 Julien V rated it liked it
Shelves: do-not-own, comics
This volume disappointed me. Only one really good story, the short one about Joe DiMaggio.

The first three volumes were amazing, displaying just enough of the underlying mystery to keep the excitement going. And then, here, they decide to tell not show. Also, the scenario and art become predictable (how often will you show that stupid "grin in the dark" ? It's great once or twice. More than that, the eyes start rolling)

Hope that the sequels will come back to more mystery/interesting stuff.
Erik
Dec 28, 2008 Erik rated it it was amazing
In this fourth volume of the Harvey and Eisner-winning series 100 Bullets, Azzarello continues many of the plot-lines that have been developing since the earlier volumes. What is becoming more apparent are the two opposing forces (or “camps”) at work in this deliciously intriguing crime noir universe. Or more specifically, Mr. Shepherd versus Agent Graves. A duality that reminds me of what I love best about Lost and, a long time ago, Twin Peaks.

While most of the story-arcs in this series contin
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Kevin Mann
Oct 26, 2012 Kevin Mann rated it really liked it
Best collected volume i have read of the series so far. I have read 1, 2 , 4 & the finale. I like 4 the best. The variety here really helps the writing compared to other volumes. I enjoyed the multi-parted arcs on benito, megan and dizzy. The "best of" retelling of the premise by the faux frenchman american ex-patriot didnt bother me either, (mr branch) it was a good move,and i enjoyed the one-Pages by famous guest artists. Some other reviews didnt like the baseball one-shot, but i loved it, ...more
Daniel A.
Jun 30, 2014 Daniel A. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of well-crafted comics who don't mind a long haul
So, now I begin to see what Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso are doing with 100 Bullets.

In this—100 Bullets, Vol. 4: A Foregone Tomorrow—the (obviously) fourth volume of Azzarello and Risso's award-winning crime/noir comics series 100 Bullets the threads of the story begin to come together, even as yet other threads separate and obfuscate yet further. I honestly don't have a huge amount to say on this volume—after all, it is the fourth volume of thirteen—other than that like the previous volume
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Cameron
Apr 28, 2012 Cameron rated it liked it
This is the first volume in the series I bought - it caught my eye at a second hand shop. After a short flick through I decided to at least read volume 1 before getting to it. I am very glad I did read the sereis in order.

Every series needs a break to pull things back together and set up the next round - so I won't begrudge the writers an off day. I reckon that if I had been buying month by month I could have got a bit bored in this period - hooray for trade paperbacks and jumping on the bandwa
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Joseph
May 15, 2010 Joseph rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
In this volume, the story of the Minutemen unfolds. We become introduced to some of the players involved with events that happened in Atlantic City; which culminates in the death of a member of the Trust.

Shepherd looks into someone that will be revived as a Minuteman; only he lacks the kind of code that was used to reactivate Cole Burns.

We see that Graves has been playing his 'game' for quite sometime in a story about an event in Dallas.

We're also introduced to Jack, a former junkie that's look
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Dufour
Feb 01, 2008 Dufour rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels, crime
Some absolutely GREAT stories in this volume, set off by Mr. Branch's expose on an outsider's dangerous view into the Trust, the Minutemen, and the whole shebang that's unfolding in 100 Bullets. We also meet a couple of supposed former Minutemen in heroin addict Jack and, my favorite character of the series, Wylie Times... who has a strange and not-so-chance encounter with someone you might recognize from the first volume. Also, Agent Graves' plans begin to come to fruition as we see him move ag ...more
Robert Wright
Oct 21, 2012 Robert Wright rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Don't know how I managed to miss these for so long.

OK, I do. I had an expensive comic habit in the past that didn't allow for adding many new titles.

Well, thanks to the public library, I have finally discovered and been converted into a fan.

Really appreciate how the originally seemingly episodic nature of the story arcs have started to come together into a larger story.

My only regret is that Azzarello was not given this much space to develop his other series, Loveless. Still, in some ways 100 Bu
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Neil Pearson
Dec 19, 2011 Neil Pearson rated it it was amazing
This is my favourite volume of the "100 bullets" series as it has a mixture of all the things that make the comic great. We finally get a lot more information on the Trust and why Agent Graves and the minutemen exist. It also becomes clear that the people receiving the 100 bullets are pawns in a far bigger game than they realise and this is brilliantly revealed in Azzarello's take on the JFK assassination. This volume also introduces Jack and Wylie Tymes, two very distinct characters that play a ...more
Angel
The plot thickens in this volume. We learn more about The Trust, and there are still so many open questions. I definitely have to go find the next volume. Or maybe I have read back a bit. We get to see Dizzy again, and Graves is still at work. The stories in this volume were excellent, with a nice blend of poignant (the baseball player's story, for instance) and a bit of dark humor now and then. This is definitely a series I will continue, but as I said, it leaves questions open, which means I m ...more
Paul
Jul 06, 2015 Paul rated it really liked it
Restored my interest in the series. Elaborate storytelling that is gradually building a fascinating big picture.
Abdulmajeed
Jun 21, 2016 Abdulmajeed rated it liked it
This volume explains a lot!
The Trust & The Minutemen, the two players in this tale.
However, the stories, compared to the previous volumes, are a little less interesting, except for Jack's, a drug-addicted bouncer.
Andy
Mar 05, 2008 Andy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: noir comics, crime comics
Shelves: comix-novel
Brian Azzarello makes 100 Bullets a crime crazy 3-ring circus. While Agent Graves talks to Cole Burns on a park bench some gang bangers are fixing to blow each other away over a drug deal gone bad, meanwhile Dizzy is running across the Mexican border with Wiley, Branch is in some run-down Parisian hotel with a gorgeous but crooked hooker, Benito is gambling in Atlantic City, the next in the bloodline to head Daddy's crime dynasty and Megan is running after him like a sexed-out harpy, and watch o ...more
Calvin Daniels
Jan 03, 2015 Calvin Daniels rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
such a great series. Excellent instalment
One Flew
Sep 17, 2013 One Flew rated it really liked it
I love how Azzarello manages to keep the suspense and direction of the series fresh and unpredictable. The intrigue builds without hampering the story. My only minor complaint is how badly Azzarello murdered the poker scene, which was riddled so many errors that the story didn't make sense. I'm surprised that a editor didn't fact check those scenes because they were, to anyone who knows anything about poker, just awful.
Scott
Aug 04, 2012 Scott rated it liked it
Love the author's other works and I've heard great things about this series, but honestly, starting out with volume 4 left me feeling very confused. Some series are easy to pick up midstream, like any of the Punisher Max volumes for instance. This one, not so much. I may regrade it later after trying from volume one, but for now, 3 stars, because this one left me somewhat uninterested in more.
Brian Longtin
Nov 06, 2012 Brian Longtin rated it really liked it
True noir -- where bad people meet bad ends, no matter what how they try to avert it -- can happen in any corner of the globe, with any kind of person of any culture or class. This series gets that right with a bullet, and adds in an extra layer of intrigue with this volume as a wider conspiracy working behind the scenes starts to come more to the forefront of the story. Can't wait to keep reading.
Martin
Dec 16, 2012 Martin rated it it was ok
By far this was the hardest of the series for me to read. I had liked the first 3 volumes, but this one tested my patience. Only my determination to read the entire series & see for myself if the hype surrounding it was justified kept me going until, finally (as it is one of the thicker volumes), I was done with it. It didn't seem to be moving along as fast as the preceding (or even subsequent) volumes.
Porkpie
Feb 14, 2013 Porkpie rated it liked it
Intriguing premise - Mystery Man gives various down-and-outs a gun and 100 unmarked bullets to revenge themselves on their enemies with. Evocative art choices and good dialogue throughout, but at the end of the day I couldn't work up the energy to get too involved in this title. A little too Tarantino-esque for my taste, but he's got a zillion fans for his movies and the same folks will cotton to this.
Zoli
Oct 01, 2012 Zoli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brian Azzarello's great story continues with another volume that tells us more about the Trust and Agent Graves' background - but once again, only some more pieces are added to the story. Along the way two characters are introduced or appear again in two intense but great story lines, leaving me wondering where this is headed to. I'm really glad I picked up this series once more.
M
Aug 01, 2011 M rated it liked it
The crime cartels get a chance for the spotlight in Azzarello's fourth volume. As we look at the various driminal heads mixed up in Graves' conspiracy, the true gem shines as an elderly ball player is given his chance to make amends over the death of his Hollywood starlet. Hints of Marilyn Monroe abound, but pay attention to Graves second reason for visiting the hospital...
Frank
Jun 15, 2013 Frank rated it it was amazing
How does this series keep getting better!? I expected this series to start loosing steam soon but it seems to only be getting started and you got to love it. I thought I wouldn't continue to read this series after the first wo books but this series grabs you and doesn't let go. One of the best written comics ever, just for how realistic the dialogue is.
Josh
Aug 15, 2009 Josh rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
I think this one's the beefiest of the 13, 100 Bullets installments, but much to my chagrin, it turns out that it is not a single, 12-issue story arc. It's a bunch. It's still good, and obviously fits into what the over-all story is, but it wasn't the meat I was looking for. But I still enjoy this series, and am curious to read through it to completion.
Matt
Mar 16, 2013 Matt rated it liked it
Seriously? Criminals whose hobbies are drinking, smoking, and gambling and they look like models? How does that work?
The heroin addict who's built like a bouncer and the black belt who looks like a character on the Big Bang Theory?
Nevertheless, dialogue is tight and the pathos grabs you.
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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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