Swiss BLista wrote:
No, I was only introduced to graphic novels fairly recently, and as such I am a total heathen
i read watchmen over xmas, i didn't think it was as good as v. but i thank walter odington for introducing me to from hell. best/craziest graphic novel ever!
yeah I was underwhelmed by it I must admit.
a great (terrific) series of novels(my favourite so far) are these - mainly due to the amazing art, morality issues and grittinesshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_Bullets
Basically a mysterious stranger appears in the lives of numerous gangsters, no-hopers and street thugs with a briefcase and offers them a gun with 100 untraceable bullets, with a picture of someone they'd like to kill and gives them the option to kill them with no comeback. But there is subterfuge afoot. Great novels, amazing illustration and quite a suspenseful series when read back to back as the pieces all come together
PlotThe initial plot of 100 Bullets hinges on the question of whether people would take the chance to get away with revenge. The mysterious Agent Graves approaches someone who has been the victim of a terrible wrong. Graves gives them the chance to set things right by providing them a handgun, the eponymous 100 bullets, and documentation of the person primarily and personally responsible for the recipient's woes. He informs the candidate that the bullets are completely untraceable, and any law enforcement investigation that uncovers one of these bullets will immediately stop.
Though all of the murders enabled by Agent Graves are presented as justifiable, the candidates are neither rewarded nor punished for taking up the offer, and appear to receive nothing other than personal satisfaction for their actions. Several people have declined the offer, while others accept. Those that accept see their actions unfold with varying levels of success or failure. The attaché and Graves' "game" is later revealed to be only a minor part of a much broader story.