Synopses & Reviews
This graphic novel delivers a paranoid multi layered crime and romance yarn. Strongly recalling lurid 1970s exploitation films the cartooning is slick stylized and inventive featuring characters as starkly designed as Dick Tracy and his rogues' gallery. The story follows the Seven Deadly Daughters vengeance obsessed women cut from the same cloth as the Bride of Tarantino's Kill Bill. The jump cut plot meanders until halfway through when an on the run love story between one of the Daughters and a gritty criminal takes center stage. The cartoony sensibility helps leaven the extreme bloody violence and works in favor of the over the top car chase action. Bright colors and smart compositions make the panels pop. This is an enjoyable moody tale but the chopped up storytelling may frustrate many readers. (June) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
All Peter Prego wanted to do was have a little night cap before bed, but this is postponed once a bloodied pit bull shows up at his door. Cruising around the city of Red Circle (a fictitious coastal metropolis resembling L. A., Atlanta, New York, and Miami), Pete tries to find the dog's owner and ends up in quite a jackpot. With help from his pals, an expert thief--Johnny Collins and Carter Ford--an ex-cop newly sprung from prison, he secures the dog in his home, after cleaning out the place of its valuables. Once they've gone, a woman dressed in black appears at that same residence to claim the pup... Who does this dog really belong to? Why was Carter in prison for ten years? And... who are the Seven Deadly Daughters? Answers to these questions and more can only be discovered by diving into volume one of Rich Tommaso's exciting ongoing crime series.