Wednesday, September 12, 2007
100 Bullets #85 Provides an Incredible Read
I just got done reading 100 Bullets #85 and it absolutely blew my mind. The story being told in it shocked me and pleased me at the same time. Writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso set the gold standard with a stand alone tale that every fan of the title will appreciate.
The fact that the story gave a female empowerment of sorts was icing on the cake for me. One of the most wicked characters in the book gets schooled and it is about damn time. The female in question was a character I didn't see ever coming back, and her presence thrilled me. I wanted to cheer when I was done reading the last page.
If you haven't been reading 100 Bullets, you are missing out on a quality read. It isn't just a thriller. It isn't just a drama. It is complex and action packed, with an air of mystery and story threads that are paced just right. This is the book I can't wait to read when I see it on the pull list. It is that good.
Issue #85 reminded me why I love comic books so much. Great story telling and fantastic sequential art like this make the medium appeal to me again and again.
So Mature readers out there, go start reading 100 Bullets, okay?