This dark and intriguing Eisner Award-winning series features a mysterious agent named Graves who approaches ordinary citizens and gives them an opportunity to exact revenge on a person who has wronged them. Offering his clients an attache case containing proof of the deed and a gun, he guarantees his "clients" full immunity for all of their actions, including murder.
There's alot of issues and manipulations that occur, when people turn to and recruit broken people. This comic is very entertaining because there are constantly new characters and change in perspective. As the series goes on, you learn about the minute men and some underlying larger goal which may be behind Mr. Graves.
The characters are often attempting to carry on normal lives after being betrayed, filled with guilt and despair. I think this helps to make the whole killing people who have wronged you, realistic. But it also has alot of genuine emotion and uses the medium well to convey the. For example this scene of father and son reuniting after years and years of the fathers absence.
The action and art is phenomenal. Morphing from long talks to quick violent kills, this is definitely worth a read. I'm looking forward to continuing the series, and since its finished, I know I have much more to look forward too. The seedy characters and story line puts you in a chasm between right and wrong, and makes the wrong choices seem like the only reasonable one. It gets uncomfortable at times while going through the issues, because you start to enjoy the violence.
Dizzy Cordova is my favorite character and I plan to cosplay her at New York Comic Con in October. Dizzy is a strong willed women who kicks ass while barely clothed.This is a must read if you have any interest in comics, and want to mix things up in your reading life. I guarantee that you will take a liking to at least one of the characters and be hooked just like me.