Comic Review: John Woo’s 7 Brothers

Created by John Woo, written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Jeevan Kang 7 Brothers was one of the first titles to come from Virgin Comics, the attempt by Richard Branson to get into the comic book business. Despite having very silly credits on the inside cover – ‘Chief Visionaries’?…

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Comic Review: Midnighter (The Ennis Issues)

Midnighter #1–6 by Garth Ennis and various artists Issues 1–5 ‘Killing Machine' Midnighter doesn’t strike me as the type of character who requires his own series. He is a Batman analogue, taken to the extreme, who works well by brooding and being deliriously violent at appropriate junctures. Probably the only…

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Comic Review: The Boys #1-6

The Boys #1–6 by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson When the first image in a comic is a DM boot squashing a superhero’s head in a graphic full-page spread, and the first words are ‘I’m gonna fucking have you. You cunts.’, you kind of get the sense of what sort…

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Trimming the Collection: Just a Pilgrim (Series 1)

Just A Pilgrim (series 1) by Garth Ennis & Carlos Ezquerra Even if Ennis wasn't a great writer, he demands attention for having written Preacher and Hitman, among many others. So, the chance of seeing him let loose on his own creation seemed like an obvious choice, and it had…

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From A Library: War Stories Vol. 1

Garth Ennis' War Stories Vol. 1 Johann’s Tiger (with Chris Weston) reminds me of the film Cross of Iron, both being about German officers who have had their fill of the war and are trying to protect their squads. However, this story admits our protagonist’s guilt in the atrocities on…

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