Review by: akamuu

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Price: 24.99

On a slow Sunday in the store, I got a chance to sit down and read this adaptation of Richard Starks Parker.  Wow.  I mean, I love Darwyn Cooke’s art, and I think he’s a solid writer, as well.  But I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this as much as I have.

This is what every noirish comic from the last few years wishes it was.  100 Bullets, Incognito, that whole spectrum of crime comics that are good, but not excellent.  This story deilvers.  In every way. 

The story opens with a lot of silence.  Beautiful wordless art.  And then, bam, story.  Amzing plots and pacing.  And, unlike most of the recent noir comics, there is a satisfying logical ending.  No “let”s go all Tarantino and kill all the characters” or “oh crap, the ending deadline is sneaking up, let’s throw something together”.  Richard Stark wrote an excellent story, and Darwyn Cooke adapted it flawlessly.  Says the guy who has never read the Stark novel.  But I enjoyed this so much, I am going to go to the library and see if the original grabs me as much as this version.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. This book was excellent but I must say, if you thought 100 Bullets suffered from an "illogical" ending then I must say you are crazy. That series ended the only way it could.

  2. @sircox: The ending to 100 Bullets didn’t seem so much illogical, as lazy.  Not enough of the whole conspirary story was fleshed out enough for the ending bloodbath to have much weight to it.  It was kind of a "well, it’s easier to just kill everybody than explain everything" kind of an ending.  I’m not saying it sucked or was horrible, it just seemed forced.


    Nothing seemed forced about The Hunter.  I’m a little annoyed that I have to wait an entire year for the next book.  But that’s the onlky flaw I can think ofl

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