Review by: TheNextChampion

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Story by Grant Morrison
Art by Darick Robertson

Size: 0 pages
Price: 2.99

A new Morrison comic?

That’s Independent?

And he’s got Darick Robertson as artist?

You’ve sold me!

But once I opened this issue I was shocked. Because this doesn’t read like a Grant Morrison comic. It reads like a Garth Ennis book and its partly because of the language. I’m no prude but when I see that many uses of the word ‘fuck’ I immediately think of Ennis. The other reason I felt this is more like an Ennis comic is the premise. (Well before we get to the craziness) A down on his luck cop getting involved with the mob and corrupt cops? Totally sounds like an Ennis book (hell it could be Punisher if you rework it right). But there is a lot to like about this comic and I don’t wanna feel like I’m bashing it. Once we to the craziness it definitely turned into a Morrison book and it kept me interested. Also, this Nicholas Sax is an interesting character even if it is a little cliche.

What also makes me feel like this is an Ennis comic is using Darick Robertson as artist. Then again, if you want a grim tone for a comic with a shit load of violence then Robertson is your man. It must be a pain in the ass to draw snow but Robertson handles it pretty well. Again, the violence is very graphic and there is one particular moment involving a hooker that is really gross. (Again, not a prude but even for an independent comic I was shocked this moment happened) Not sure how he is going to handle the twist though as we go on. Trying not to spoil it here but to be a bit vague: cartoony is not a style he is good at.

Like any Grant Morrison comic this issue starts on a weird note and obviously it’s only going to get stranger. That and it’ll make more sense as it goes on (well let’s be honest that’s a 50/50 chance). But for a debut issue this just doesn’t feel anything like Grant Morrison. This is violent and crass as hell and it feels more like a Garth Ennis comic. But it was still a fun issue to read and Darick Robertson’s art is definitely a reason to stick with it. Hopefully we do get more Morrison the next month though.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. “But for a debut issue this just doesn’t feel anything like Grant Morrison. This is violent and crass as hell and it feels more like a Garth Ennis comic.”


    For god’s sakes, it’s like everyone’s reading skills keep deteriorating, even the smart people like TNC. This is what happens when a community keeps routinely giving 4 and 5 stars to nearly every conventional superhero comic. You get to the point where you don’t know how to read anything that’s even slightly different in terms of comics that actually try to DO and SAY things.

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