7 Psychopaths #1

7 Psychopaths #1

Writer: Fabien Vehlmann Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 26, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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From Criminal co-conspirator Sean Phillips! 7 men, 1 impossible mission - assassinate Hitler! With World War II in full swing, there's only one-way to draw the war to a quick end: kill Hitler. But who would be insane enough to try? Joshua Goldschmidt knows just the men to do it. Insane? Psychotic? Mad? Call them what you will, but the seven psychopaths are now the only hope the world has! In the vein of Inglorious Basterds, with art by the critically acclaimed Sean Phillips.

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher May 24, 2010

    After reading the issue, you'll probably go one of two ways, either really exhausted from taking in so much content, or exhilarated over the amount of content you are presented with. With years of World War II adventure films, and espionage thrillers under my belt, it's refreshing to see the genre brought back in the comics. The first issue of 7 Psychopaths is something I really enjoyed, and think you will, too. 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett May 26, 2010

    Fans of European comics, war comics, or Sean Phillips' art should give "7 Psychopaths" a read as it presents a novel idea to the heavily worn concept of assassinating Hitler. The idea and character work demonstrates a lot of promise for the remainder of the story and I'm sure I'm not the only one very interested to see how this mission plays out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 25, 2010

    Why Boom! chose to reprint this book is obvious: Sean Phillips. The artist is enjoying a solid following in the North American comics market these days thanks to his collaborations with writer Ed Brubaker (Criminal, Incognito), and he brought the same strength to this absurdist World War II adventure as he did to those creator-owned projects under the Marvel banner. Phillips' sketchy, intense style is perfectly suited for these damaged "heroes" as they embark on a literally insane mission to assassinate Hitler. Vehlmann's plot is a lot of fun, though quite dark in its humor and irony. I love that the only real reason the mission isn't a complete success is that no one counted on the German power structure and strategies to be even more dysfunctional than the madmen sent to bring them all to an end. The story gets a bit fractured and slightly confusing as it nears its end, but it does offer the writer a chance to deliver more than one unexpected twist. Still, the lack of cohesion and fo Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell May 31, 2010

    An interesting concept that needs to pick up the pace. Read Full Review

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