This comic has a great feel from the start — an atmosphere that permeates from the establishing panels of the first installment right through to the current week’s episode. It has grit — the same kind of grit that pumped in the blood of those old pulp detective stories; the big heart and the situation turned sour. It has a great twist on the whole revenge angle which I won’t dish up here for fear of spoiling it for you, but that you can read it and not skip a beat says something for the storytelling.
The characters here leap from the page as fully-formed, rounded beings; not a single one of them reading as ciphers for the purposes of moving the story along. The tale has that sense of inevitability — the trajectory of the doomed that always made noir so watchable. It also reminds me in parts of Bukowski. It drinks hard, lives hard, pulls no punches and makes no apologies, and what more can you ask from a story?
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