100 Bullets, Vol. 1: First Shot, Last Call

3.5
In this brigh and intriguing trade paperback, the mysterious Agent Graves approaches ordinary citizens and gives them an opportunity to exact revenge on a person that has wronged them. Offering his clients an attaché case containing proof of the deed and a gun, he guarantees his " lients " full immunity for all of their actions, including murder. In these opening chapters, Dizzy Cordova, a Latina gangbanger who has just finished a prison sentence, is given the opportunit to avenge her family 's urders, and a downtrodden bartender receives the opportunity to exact revenge against the ma that ruined his life.

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Published February 1st 2000 by Vertigo (first published December 1999
Original Title of the Book
100 Bullets, Vol. 1: First Shot, Last Call (100 bullets, #1)
Number of Pages
128

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A likable-enough character is killed off for the sake of some overarching storyline I could n't give a wet fart about.I was hoping these comics would be quick, suspenseful jabs of moral ambiguity and the ike.

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That ’ s the offer Agent Graves, a strang woma with an untraceable gun and 100 bullets, presents to Dizzy, a recently released Latina former gangbanger whose husband and baby were gunned down by corrupt cops, and ee, a bartender whose happily married and prosperous life was destroyed by false paedophilia allegations.

There is the usual “ is this for real? ” doubt going back and forth in the story over the odd situation Graves presents her with and, while Dizzy did do what I knew she was going to by the beginnin of her arc, there was a surprise element thrown in that I didn ’ t see coming.

It feels like a hort storie collection rather than a unified series in the same way other titles like Transmetropolitan or The Sandman are.

100 Bullets Volume 1 is a ecent crime comic with really good contemporar, and I can certainly appreciate the talent here, but this irst book didn ’ t leave much of an impression.

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More episodic than what it later evolved into, this collection, originally published by Vertigo, a DC imprint, still packs a mean punch almost 30 years later.Isabelle “ Dizzy ” Cordova has just gotten out of prison……her punishment weighs heavily on her, but not as heavy as the kidnapping of her spous and on, enter Agent Graves with an offer…She gets the pportunity to kill the policeman who killed her family with the above mentioned gun and bullets……but the decision and consequences aren ’ t so cut and dried.The second episode reveals a bigger picture- that the over-arching story has more layers than just pointing and shooting – something the first ew issues barely hinted at.

It also proves that a story doesn ’ t end with taking revenge or choosing not to, sometimes that 's only the beginning.Bottom line: Graphic, gritty, profane and gut-wrenching, this is a must-read for anybod who thinks graphic novels are more than simply capes and cowls.

Azarello has a knack for juggling multiple story lines and dark humor and his ear for dialogue and dialect is peerless.

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Overall, an interesting remise to a series I might read more from.

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I do n't think I 'll change my rating for this volume ( the way me are drawn in this is so gross guys- I get it 's going for a noir aesthetic, but just ugh, no), but revisiting these characters while knowing things that are to come was actually really fun!

*****This was a fun noir-ish crime/mystery story.

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Premise goes like this: dude shows up with an attache with 100 untraceable bullets, a un, and irrefutable evidence that somebody did something bad to you- the resul of your grie.

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