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"Although reading like a revived 1950s pulp yarn, this highly stylized book is an entirely new creation. Like Francavilla's previous work on properties such as Daredevil and Batman, this title leans heavily on atmosphere. The story follows the eponymous gun-toting vigilante as he falls into a slight but strikingly told mystery after rescuing an ancient artifact from a band of Nazis. Roaming from seedy nightclubs to festering prisons, the stories' quiet observations of the lead character on his investigation and minimalistic, insightful bites of internal narration are its greatest strengths. Yet the book struggles to provide an engaging narrative, with an anticlimactic unraveling of the final mystery. Francavilla's strength is as an artist — deservedly, he is the winner of an Eisner Award for best covers, and he makes each page drip with taut suspense and mood. The stark, bold coloring choices highlight a dynamic sense of design throughout, and help paper over the many loose threads that make up the back half of the story." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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P.M. Bradshaw, October 13, 2014 (view all comments by P.M. Bradshaw)
1940’s superhero noir. Two scoops film noir, a tablespoon of the Dark Knight, and two teaspoons of Peter Gunn, and you have one Dr. Stephano Howard, though you don’t find out his name until the very last page of the first volume. Nice set dressing, but a little rushed. This four-issue arc is good, but the mood and tone would have benefitted from being a six or eight issue one. As it stands, I think we find out who-done-it too quickly. But a good first effort nonetheless. The artwork makes up for the rushed writing. Three and a half stars. Looking forward to Volume 2: Necrologue.
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ISBN:
9781616552022
Author:
Francavilla, Francesco
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Author:
Various
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
10.44 x 6.87 x 0.6 in 1.36 lb

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Product details 152 pages Dark Horse Comics - English 9781616552022 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Although reading like a revived 1950s pulp yarn, this highly stylized book is an entirely new creation. Like Francavilla's previous work on properties such as Daredevil and Batman, this title leans heavily on atmosphere. The story follows the eponymous gun-toting vigilante as he falls into a slight but strikingly told mystery after rescuing an ancient artifact from a band of Nazis. Roaming from seedy nightclubs to festering prisons, the stories' quiet observations of the lead character on his investigation and minimalistic, insightful bites of internal narration are its greatest strengths. Yet the book struggles to provide an engaging narrative, with an anticlimactic unraveling of the final mystery. Francavilla's strength is as an artist — deservedly, he is the winner of an Eisner Award for best covers, and he makes each page drip with taut suspense and mood. The stark, bold coloring choices highlight a dynamic sense of design throughout, and help paper over the many loose threads that make up the back half of the story." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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