Carver: A Paris Story #1

Carver: A Paris Story #1

Writer: Chris Hunt, Paul Pope Artist: Chris Hunt Publisher: Z2 Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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After an absence of five years, globe trotting and notorious gentleman of fortune Francis Carver returns to Paris in 1923. He has come back to aid Catherine Ayers, the wife of a wealthy Parisian socialite and the only woman he has ever loved. Her daughter has been kidnapped by the leader of a crazed anarchist gang, a man named Slacker Lee. In other to bring the girl home, Francis will have to crawl through the underbelly of the city while confronting the demons of his past, before being faced with a final choice - succomb to the man he has become, or take that mask off and be the hero he always wanted to be.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 7, 2015

    What I really loved was how many comic book elements this story used. The narration, the lack of narration, going for the tropes, but then calling out how ridiculous the tropes are. It's a book that battles itself to perfection and that's exactly what you want from a comic. Though the framework of this story is a bit familiar, the execution is what's incredible and different. If you love reading comics, then you definitely need to read Carver. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Kevin McConnell Dec 7, 2015

    What a great first issue for a new creator. It might be tough to find, but it is worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Sep 23, 2015

    First issues can be a tricky, especially creator owned books, that do not have the history of mainstream characters or their fan base. Hunt gets around this with characters that seem familiar on first reading. It's only on the second read through, that you discover that the book is a lot cleverer than it appears on first glance and despite the obviousness of some of the elements in the book, Hunt's storytelling skills has me intrigued. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Dec 3, 2015

    If your a fan of tough leading men who don't take guff from anyone, you should be checking out Carver. An added bonus is a 3-page backup story by Paul Pope featuring Josephine Baker that was off the hook cool. Pope fans may be compelled to buy this comic just for the backup, and will get the main story as the added bonus! For my part, I thought this was a nicely handled debut for the title character and I'll definitely be back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 25, 2016

    If you're a fan of noir/revenge tales this is a great comic to pick up and enjoy. The setting and character feel like an excellent homage to the past, something that could have been done then and being reprinted now. A solid entertaining read and one that probably flew under your radar. Read Full Review

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