If you’re like us, you have surely missed some 100 Bullets these past few years. But why deprive ourselves? Writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso have not only teamed up again, they’ve revisited the bloody-knuckled world of the Minutemen with this title starring comics’ most terrifying monster. Don’t talk to us about supervillains like Apocalypse, a guy who still hasn’t figured out how evolution works in 3000 years. Lono’s the scariest peek into man’s capacity for evil since The Judge in Blood Meridian.
And now he’s back walking a crooked path, but at least it’s a narrow one. Hooray! He might be a psychopath, but at least he’s not a sadist. Watching him go up against a drug cartel that’s long on torture and short on mercy makes it easy to cheer for the bad guy. But do we really want him to reach redemption? Or do we want to see him give in to the beast?
…that’s a rhetorical question. We don’t care which way it tilts as long as we get our Vertigo noir fix. It’s all wrapped up in a luscious Dave Johnson cover, because it wouldn’t be 100 Bullets without it.
Don’t miss what comes next and last in Brother Lono #7!
Want more hard-boiled brutality? Check out The Private Eye and more in Nine More Comics for Hardcore Geeks.