Kane & Lynch Issue #1 – Review

Title/Book: Kane & Lynch Issue #1

Writer: Ian Edginton

Artist: Christopher Mitten

Colorist: Tony Aviňa

Letterer: Saida Temofonte

Cover: Ben Templesmith

Assistant Editor: Kristy Quinn

Editor: Ben Abernathy

Publisher: Wildstorm

Release Date: August 4, 2010

MSRP: $3.99

“Following the bullet-ridden finale to the best-selling video game, Kane and Lynch decide what’s best for everyone concerned is that they go their separate ways. That is, until a contract is put out on their collective lives for a huge bounty – and every assassin and two-bit goon around the world is gunning for the volatile pair. Can the unrepentant traitor and medicated psychopath work together once more to save their lives and get to the bottom of this blood-drenched conspiracy?” from Wildstorm.

Kane & Lynch #1 is a great start to a series. A lot of times we find the first part of a story is full of “set-up” and “back story”, but lacking in action. Not Kane & Lynch #1. This “Devil’s Rejects” duo falls into a shit storm of violence and blood right from the get go and it doesn’t let up.

While the story isn’t anything super amazing, it still holds it’s own and it fits with this style of narrative. Honestly, I don’t think Kane & Lynch are bothered about story anyway. They are too busy trying to stay alive to worry about anything else. The graphic style is messy, but fits with the essence of the comic book. This is all about chaos and what you see works well.

One thing that really stood out for me was how violent this comic book is. Man, it’s like watching the Devil’s Rejects (hence the mention earlier). It’s brutal, but I like it. It even has a disclaimer on the front cover that says “Suggested For Mature Readers”. This is definitely something I could get into. I do enjoy a good NC-17 blood-thirsty flick/read/game here and there.

Give me some sugar, baby.

I really don’t have anything bad to say about Kane & Lynch #1. It was great from the first page to the last.

My Overall Thoughts: I loved it! If violent bloody rampages are your thing, then you will enjoy this as much as I did. Kane & Lynch are two bad ass mofo’s and it shows. Reading this comic book made me want to check out the games. I have never played the first one and the demo for the second just came out. Now all I need to do is buy the games and wait with excited anticipation for issue #2.

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