- I bought this because I like Azzarello but, to be honest, I was just expecting another violent crime thriller. I’ve never been happier to be wrong. A man who calls himself Agent Gravesfinds people who have been wronged and offers them a gun and a hundred untraceable bullets. The character studies of the complex and conflicted people Graves meets and the decisions that they make about the gun make this an unmatched series. A brilliant crime comic.
Ab Irato, volume 2 (French) by Thierry Labrosse
- I really loved the first volume of Labrosse’s BD about post-apocalyptic Montreal. This one starts with a hostage situation and a risky rescue. A new woman with mysterious powers also makes her appearance. The two volumes are best read together; I was a bit confused to be throw right back into the midst of everything without explanation after more than a year away from the series. Still the art is amazing and there’s plenty of fast paced action.
Ad Astra, volume 3 by Mihachi Kagano
- Fabius takes control of the senate and launches a new strategy against Hannibal: he has his troops avoid confrontation. But this causes unrest in his army. Can a divided Roman army challenge a great strategist like Hannibal? This is a thrilling historical manga, about a period of history that I don’t know well, drawn in a beautiful, detailed style. If you like Vinland Saga, you need to read Ad Astra.