A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance
When an unassuming man stops a vicious dark web contract assassin from killing their target, he turns himself into one. A quiet, atmospheric slice of life story with sudden bouts of unique and brutal violence―part THE PROFESSIONAL part ROAD TO PERDITION, writer RICK REMENDER (Seven to Eternity, Deadly Class) and artist ANDRÉ LIMA ARAÚJO (Generation Gone, The Wicked + The Divine: 455 AD) present the story of an unlikely surrogate to a boy hunted by powerful men who are used to getting away with everything.

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By Rick Remender & Andre Araujo

  • Collects Issues #1 – 5 
  • Publisher : Image 
  • Release : 3/22/2022
  • Softcover : 136 pages
  • Dimensions : Standard TPB
  • Reading Age : 16+ years
  • MSRP : $9.99

Stutter, stop, and go!

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For starters, I’m a big fan of Remender’s sci-fi stuff. I heard the buzz on this book and always enjoy the Image introductory price point ($9.99). I noticed the second volume seems to get higher reviews. The story seems like something out of a Guy Ritchie movie. I know people rave about the pacing but I felt like I was missing a few pages setting up the direction of our protagonist in this world. I do love strong execution of silent panels in comics. However, it may have been a case of “hard to meet high expectations” but I was just casually interested and entertained. I did find it consistent with some of Brubaker’s work. 

The series concluded with issue #11 in September 2022. The second TPB was released in November 2022 with a deluxe hardcover not coming until August 2023. (note: Amazon misrepresents the second TPB as collecting issues 6-10 but Image Comics clarifies on their website #6-11). From what I can tell, it looks like they stick the landing and it will be worth sticking through its conclusion. I’ll come back and write a review for the entire limited series once I’ve read volume 2.

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