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