Virgil OGN #1

Virgil OGN #1

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: JD Faith Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
9.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Betrayed, beaten, and banished by his own, an outed cop fights his way across Jamaica for revenge!

  • 10
    Comix I Read - Tyler Omichinski Sep 9, 2015

    The team behind this piece deserves kudos and awards for it. The characters involved are not essentialized, nor are they mistreated by their creators (even when violent things happen to them). Instead, they do, even when doing bad things, what they believe in and are all too believable while they do it. They are not shying away from the darker sides of humanity, and are prepared to show us how dark things can be, even coming to a satisfying conclusion to an ultra-violent revenge fantasy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Sep 11, 2015

    Orlando describes the story as "queersploitative" and it does harken to a time of exploitative film like 'The Harder They Come' but the themes are firmly relevant in the now. 'Virgil' is a straightforward revenge thriller ripe with socio-political undertones that ispowerful, extremely violent and emotionally ravaging. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Tyler Pollock Sep 13, 2015

    Virgil is a blood-splattered neon journey of awesomeness that redefines the bad-ass and is a brilliant start to a new genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 14, 2015

    I'm glad that "Virgil" will be published after Orlando has started to get some attention for his work on "Midnighter," because hopefully that will mean a larger audience for "Virgil." This is a strong, emotionally powerful graphic novel that accomplishes everything Orlando and Faith set out to do. When you get to that final scene, you'll let out the breath that you didn't even know you were holding. An excellent job by all parties involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Aug 18, 2015

    Something that is done well once the action kicks up is the level of suspense Orlando brings to this story. Faith and Beckett bring these scenes into the night as Virgil begins to take revenge on all those who have wronged him " this isn't a guy you want to piss off. He's a man on a mission, and there are a lot of people standing in his way. Will he be able to finish the job? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Sep 12, 2015

    Virgil doesn't feature lengthy monologues about the history of homophobia in Jamaica, but it's actions say volumes about the oppressive forces faced by people there. Ending on a quiet note that would probably be unlikely in a real world setting, Virgil provides a hero for a heavily marginalized group and brings light to the fact that we have so much further to go. Read Full Review

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