Friday, May 18, 2012

Graphic Novel Spotlight Day 5: The Killer by Jacamon & Matz









This is a riveting, violent exploration of the life of a faceless killer. With a few flashbacks we learn that the focus of this story is a natural killer. It’s the one thing he does well. With systematic preparation and a coldness that prevents him from feeling guilt or mercy, The Killer moves on towards his goal: to make five million dollars and then retire to his island home.


Things however begin to go wrong. One misstep on his recent job puts the police on the killers trail. He gets spooked and demands to be cashed out by his handler, only to find himself a target once again. This book was originally published in France and Archaia has done a gorgeous job with the translation. The art on this book is extremely  vivid . So much of the story is told through a gesture or a look. Strong violence but nothing overly gratuitous. I’m really looking forward to the next volume.

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