Painkiller Jane: 22 Brides #1

Painkiller Jane: 22 Brides #1

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Juan Santacruz, Steve Mannion Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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PAINKILLER JANE:  Romance and chaos is in the air as Jane is joined by a group of mercenary assassins called THE 22 BRIDES as they take down a group of terrorists causing chaos in NYC. Also featured is MONSTER featuring Jane on the hunt for a killer with art by Steve Mannion.

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jun 8, 2014

    The prologue is drawn by Norberto Fernandez with Juan Santacruz drawing the main story and Steve Mannion doing the backup. Challenging Studios does the colours on the prologue and the main story with Paul Mounts doing the same for the backup story. Bill Tortolini is the letter on everything. Taken as a whole, the artwork in the prologue and the main story is good, with the latter being especially good, but the backup story doesn't have good art at all. It is far too stylised and the body proportions often appear to be out of whack. Not to mention that the expressions on the characters really didn't work for me. Still, its not all doom and gloom since Juan's work is excellent by far and that makes up for the deficiencies, plus the fact that Paul Mounts' colours are excellent on the backup. Mostly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jun 5, 2014

    Painkiller Jane: 22 Brides #1 is sadly a disappointment. I was looking forward to this since I did enjoy the previous mini-series. However, the stories here were really lacking in different ways. The characters were not well characterized, it was extremely dialogue heavy, the artwork was iffy at points, and it was not remotely new reader friendly. I'm hoping for a turn around with the next issues, because this comic really has some potential for a fun read if it can improve upon/overcome the shortcomings. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 5, 2014

    "Painkiller Jane: The 22 Brides" #1 is a thick book with a lot to offer readers. Longtime fans of Jane will certainly get more out of the comic than newbies, but the second story will give them all they need to know to understand the title character. This is a comic that pulls very few punches, filled with female nudity, swearing and violence, a book which isn't for the squeamish, easily offended or reserved. It's unapologetic, and sets the tone for the series on the very first page. Read Full Review

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