This is an Avatar book, so you have your requisite scenes of graphic horror as our hero goes after serial killers. The book is reminiscent of the wave of revenge action films that started in the 70s and bled into the 80s. We see an ineffectual system that paroles hardened criminals who immediately return to their crimes, sadistic monsters who game the system to get away with horrible actions. Finally, the protagonist is forced to take justice into his own hands to protect society. Gage takes the approach of the gradual crossing of the line, in lieu of a climactic turn. The entire team handles the matter deftly but there really isnt too much new ground here. The comic has a view point and an agenda but one it shares with plenty of other stories. If those sorts of themes interest you and the mature nature also suits you, then both books would be a good choice. Read Full Review
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