Wednesday, September 12, 2007

100 Bullets #85 Provides an Incredible Read

100 Bullets #85
Originally uploaded by Heidi Meeley

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?


Eaglewing said...

Excellent pick. 100 Bullets is great reading - I'm trying to catch up in trades as my wallet will allow. I love the written for adults storylines and the noir overtones. Art's pretty good too. Shows just how good the comic medium can be.

Lisa said...

I've only had time to read a few of the trades for 100 Bullets, thanks to Heidi's recommendations. But they ARE really good. I do plan to work my way through them all. It's great stuff!

Devon Sanders said...

The end of this comic had me waving it around the store yelling, "This is how you do a comic book!"

Ragtime said...

I'm not "mature". Is "old" good enough?

Heidi Meeley said...

Eaglewing, 100 Bullets rules! I am glad you are enjoying it as much as I am. The book is a great example of a creative team that brings out the best in each other to be sure!

Take care!

Heidi Meeley said...

Lisa, thank you for the kudos! I am glad you have enjoyed them so far! 100 Bullets is one of the books out there that I feel I can really recommend from the bottom of my heart. It is that good.

Heidi Meeley said...

Devon- I feel you on that one. I couldn't wait until I got out of the shop, so I browsed it there and it made me smile.

You have excellent taste!

Heidi Meeley said...

Ragtime- good point. I am not always too mature myself. Adult is an excellent clarification! :-)