100 Bullets Vol. 2: Hang Up on the Hang Low by Brian Azzarello with art by Eduardo Risso
Genre: Crime Fiction, Comics
Series: #3 in the 100 Bullets series
Publication Date: 2002
This volume 3 is a compilation of issues 15-19 of the comic series.
From the back cover:
Life’s a Bitch . . .
. . . and then you die. Or at least somebody dies. Most likely, when you enter the shadowy world of 100 BULLETS, it’s a whole lot of people. That’s just what a young man named Loop is about to find out. With a gun and 100 rounds of untraceable ammunition – courtesy of the mysterious Agent Graves – he’s set to meet the father he never knew and find out first-hand what the underworld is really like. It’s going to be worse than he could possibly imagine.
The first volume of this comic series introduced the concept of being gifted with an untraceable gun and 100 bullets along with the proof about who had done them wrong from a man known only as Agent Graves. What they chose to do with the information, weapon and ammunition was up to them.
This third volume might be by favorite of the series so far. The five issues combined in this book really work as a self contained story. However, they also continue the mystery of Agent Graves his motive.
The story of Loop Hughes and his long absent father and their relationship is the main story in this volume. Pops left before Loop was born and when Agent Graves gives Loop the information to find his father they meet for the first time and both their lives are irreversibly altered.
It’s got a noir feel to it and that is greatly enhanced by Eduardo Risso’s artwork. It’s dark and mysterious with some well done action scenes.
I’m looking forward to Volume 4 because I am getting more and more intrigued about Agent Graves and what his long term plan might be.