“Inside this attaché case is irrefutable evidence that what I’m telling you is true. Also in the attaché is a gun, and one-hundred rounds of ammunition all untraceable, all yours. Do with it as you see fit. If you act on this information, you will have carte blanche.”Comic of the Moment: 100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Trusting the Minute Men
I went and ordered four more 100 Bullets trades for about $40 on Amazon, so it looks like I’m hooked. My first helping of hard-boiled noir from the team of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso came from my enjoyment of their “Broken City” story in the issues of Batman, which I still tout as one of my favorite Dark Knight stories. I decided to give their Vertigo book, mentioned above, a try and was initially confused. The language used in the book is very close to what you would hear on the streets. The street-speak changes to appropriate different cultures, whether it be Hispanics, Blacks, or Whites. The series is not only limited to stories on the streets, as there is a intriguing conspiracy behind the story. I’d blab one for longer, but I think Warren Ellis’s quote on the back of the first trade says it best: “Death, power, sex, money, secrets and bullets: these are the only things worth talking about. That is why I buy 100 Bullets.” My only regret is that it’s hard to recommend to the casual reader due to it’s harsh depictions.