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Hitman, Vol. 2: 10,000 Bullets (Hitman #2)

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  547 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews

Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, and Chasing Amy) says it well in his intro: "Everyone's a Garth Ennis fan these days, for cryin' out loud!" That may well be true because, in this reviewer's opinion, no one in the industry -- and I mean no one -- can more effectively blend bloodshed, drama, and subversive intellect into comic writing like Garth Ennis. Check out his Preacher

Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by DC Comics (first published 1998)
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May 10, 2015 Christopher rated it really liked it
The next volume in my 2015 comics reread list. :)

I'm trusting Wikipedia to be accurate about what issues are actually in this volume.

The main arc for this volume involves Johhny Navarone being hired to kill Tommy. Tommy then runs into his old marine buddy and the arc becomes a nice "let's murder all of them before they murder us" plot. It's a lovely time.

After that arc, we have an issue where all of the hitmen who gather to play poker tell stories of the closest time they came to dying. It's fin
Mar 08, 2015 Mike rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This trade contains Hitman #4-8 and Hitman Annual #1.

The stories here stand well enough alone and vital information is provided so a reader could start here without too much trouble. That said, characters and event from earlier issues appear so it's best to go back to the beginning.

Ten Thousand Bullets opens with the four issue titular story. It begins with a shot of Tommy thinking about how bad things have gotten so quickly, then we rewind a bit to see it all happen. Tommy's actions start to c
Jan 19, 2016 Cale rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It still amazes me that this was within the DC Universe proper. Garth Ennis' Tommy Monaghan is a vicious violent criminal who lives by a code, true, but within that code is an awful lot of violence. This collection is a kind of depressing story as another hitman targets Tommy, and several bystanders get lost or pushed away in the process. It's a well told story, with Ennis' trademark style and dialogue (and he manages several military tales as well). There's also a Final Night story that is very ...more
Jonathan Briggs
Apr 16, 2012 Jonathan Briggs rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The last time I reviewed a Garth Ennis book, I wrote that Ennis is a talented writer given to laziness and pandering to the LCD. Case in point: "Hitman." Ennis wrote the series concurrently with his (for lack of a more accurate term) masterpiece "Preacher," and every idea that was too stupid for "Preacher" (oh, and believe me, there was no shortage of stupid ideas in "Preacher") wound up in "Hitman." In "Ten Thousand Bullets," Mobster Moe Dubelz offers half a million dollars for the head of Tomm ...more
Corto Maltese
Oct 18, 2013 Corto Maltese rated it really liked it
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This is the second volume in Ennis' first take on ridiculing super heroes. And boy, he knows how to pick his victims.
The hero thats getting dragged through the mud here, is maybe not instantly recognizable to everyone, but if you've been into comics in the 90ies, when Image just started out, you have to applaud him, since they never came more ridiculous than Jim Valentino's Shadowhawk who gets the Ennis/McCrea treatment in this volume - troughly enjoyable. In those early days Image didn't put ou
Feb 09, 2016 Tiara rated it really liked it
I liked this even better than the first one and can definitely see the story setting itself up for something big. Tommy is an awesome protagonist. He's unbelievably down to earth for a character who has powers.

His circle of friend are loyal, and even when they get a little out of hand, they still seem to be there for one another. Natt is a great addition to the circle as that best buddy who doesn't questions your actions, but will have your back no matter what. He's a cool, copacetic character.
Dec 15, 2015 Lavell rated it liked it
It is goofy.sometimes stupid,always funny,bullet-filled. It is Hitman. Being a hitman in Gotham city is a lot to ask,especially with the Batman around. It is told from a different prospective,well if you want a laugh.
A stronger outing than the first trade, but I'm still not a fan of these characters. I can see the skill in these stories, but they're just not for me.
Joey Heflich
Sep 01, 2014 Joey Heflich rated it really liked it
It's like Jon and Bob, but as hitmen.
Jul 23, 2013 Gavin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The 2nd Volume of Ennis' Hitman has a little more depth to it than the 1st, probably because we have a little bit of info about him now. This volume also ends up bringing in new characters while saying goodbye to others, which is a nice way to change up the dynamics. The storytelling seems a little more interesting to me here, and the final story, which is a tribute to The Man With No Name Trilogy, is just great fun. Worth a read if you are into this, it's no surprise that Marvel later had Ennis ...more
Jul 31, 2012 Matt rated it it was amazing
Oh. Man. And this is where Hitman starts to hit high gear. Natt comes in, Ennis makes some decisions about the long-term shape of the book, McCrea's art starts to get tighter.

And oh, man. Oh man oh man oh man. That scene in the bathtub. Second most heartbreaking scene in the entire series (you'll see what the most heartbreaking thing is soon). Such excellent work.
Robert Morganbesser
Jul 01, 2014 Robert Morganbesser rated it it was amazing
Tremendous. A darker arc has Tommy facing another great Hitman after a hit he's completed has repercussions. At times funny, others sad, this second arc really gets the cast moving and is definitely worth reading.
One Flew
Oct 30, 2013 One Flew rated it really liked it
A lot better than the first volume, which was quite a disappointment. It still lacks depth and is miles away from Ennis' Preacher series, though I'm beginning to enjoy the series.
Krystl Louwagie
Dec 13, 2012 Krystl Louwagie rated it really liked it
Started out a little slow and simple, but was pretty dang interesting by the end. Not quite on the level of Preacher or 7 Brothers, but still good in it's own right.
Sam Poole
Aug 13, 2015 Sam Poole rated it really liked it
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Bonkers, hyper violent, excessive, satirical, funny....some great issues, especially #8 and re annual. Not perfect and honestly almost too gory. But good
Apr 20, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Living a violent life has violent consequences, and Tommy finds that out in this selection of stories. Sad, violent stuff, but plenty of humor and action too.
Aug 27, 2011 Timo rated it really liked it
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I did not take long for mr. Ennis to find his fluent way to handle Hitman. Better than the first collection.
Apr 12, 2011 Non rated it really liked it
I love Garth Ennis. Not as good as Preacher, but still pretty fantastic.
Khairul H.
Jun 20, 2010 Khairul H. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hitman gets rid of the bad guys once and for all.
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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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