100 BULLETS #49
Story: Brian Azzarello
Art: Eduardo Risso
issue of the "In Stinked" story ends on a surprisingly
high note. Azzarello clearly likes this big tiger-loving galoot
don't start out well, though, with Mary stumbling across Mikey
at a low ebb covered in blood. Some characters are dead, after
last issue's tiger-hunting fiasco, but it's the live ones
who are really in a mess. The tigers are illegal, you remember,
and the mafiosi who wanted to hunt them got hunted instead.
So at this point it's a question of whether the cops or the
mob will show up first to pass sentence.
our anti-heroes have a clever plan for disposing of the evidence,
but they aren't quick enough to put it in motion before they're
discovered. It's up to Jack to prove that he's every bit the
hunter a tiger is, and more: he knows how to use bait.
at least one character deserves worse than he gets, but this
ain't no morality play. It's basically a heist, and the big
score, not to be too corny here, is freedom.
say heist? I meant nature documentary, a few issues of pacing
prowling animals and now all of them leaping at once, not
toward a quarry but away from it.
scripting seems a little hasty here, but it fits the story.
Risso's art is terrific, wry and charming, peppered with wordless
panels as subtly expressive as anything you'll find in comics