A Review: BANKSHOT #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of BANKSHOT #1 from Dark Horse Comics. Alex de Campi writes and letters, ChrisCross draws, and Snakebite Cortez colors.

Marcus King is “just a man who woke up” (his words, his emphasis). He was a soldier who ended up in a very strange situation in a backwater country several years back. His meeting with the Dutchman was eventful to say the least, and he’s telling us the story of how that led him to where he is now. He’s one of the most sought-after “contractors” in the world, and his world is about to get very interesting.

A high-priced freelancer is usually one who gets the job done, and often is not concerned with the politics of the job. Marcus’ current relationship with the FBI is a pretty good indicator of how that works. This issue is the beginning of his story, and it promises to have many layers to it (which I like). And the art works very well for this story, embracing the chaos of violence and the serenity of the private island with equal precision.

Marcus is telling his story in this arc, and I for one am eager to see and read the rest of that story. It promises to be an exciting one.

BANKSHOT #1 is available now from your local comic shop, or online at darkhorse.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )