The Assignment #1
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The Assignment #1

Writer: Matz, Walter Hill Artist: Jef Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: January 11, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.1Critic Rating
10User Rating

Hitman Frank Kitchen’s assignment to kill a celebrated fashion designer who’s fallen behind on his debts takes a turn when his victim’s sister, a sociopathic surgeon, decides to punish him in the unique way only she can. Abducted and operated on against his will, Frank awakens in an altered condition – but with a hitman’s hunger for revenge. The comic book behind the upcoming new movie (Re)Assignment starring Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez and directed by Walter Hill. “For longtime fans of the filmmaker, this Canadian-made revenge yarn will be embraced as Hill’s most entertaining and accomplished film in some time. It more

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Jan 8, 2017

    Simply put, The Assignment is right up my street. I loved the story, and the twist and the end. I loved the settings and the overall ambiance of the comic. Sure there are always a few flaws, but thankfully not many. The lettering at least in my review copy had a couple of mistakes, you e instead of youre and some inexplicable double and triple spacing in the sentences. This may just be because this was initially a foreign language title and has been translated into English. These are insignificant gripes though, as I found this title immensely enjoyable to read. If you love crime noir thrillers and great art then this should be the first addition to your 2017 pull list. Its bloody brilliant. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Jan 13, 2017

    Where will the story go from here? Who knows? Like with most hardboiled stuff, Im just along for the ride. Wherever this weird train is headed, Im along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Jan 1, 2017

    (Re)Assignment #1 is a conflicted story. The first half of the story is extremely good and you are sitting on the edge of your seat sucking in every panel and each piece of dialogue and narration. However, around the halfway point the pacing bogs down with heavy-handed dialogue and then towards the end, the story goes a little haywire and leaves you confused about what you read and wondering what exactly happened. The art was definitely a stand-out point with rich backgrounds and solid choices of art to showcase entire scenes not to mention some shapely human forms. However, facial features were lacking. There's definitely promise here, but there are quite a bit of rough edges that need to be polished. If you are looking for a unique take on the noir genre, this might just be the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Jan 4, 2017

    I will say that I found the art and color work to be the highlight of this book. The plays of the violent splashes of red against the dark and usually dull colors of the rest of the books are great and startling. The art really kept me going through this book. I am probably going to get the second issue with the hopes and Hill will be able to turn this around. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Jan 11, 2017

    The artwork by Jef is the only decent thing about The Assignment. I liked it, but it isn't enough for me to want to continue reading the series. Read Full Review

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