100 Bullets: Brother Lono #1

100 Bullets: Brother Lono #1

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Eduardo Risso Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 19, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

BROTHER LONO is a brand-new 8-issue miniseries set in the world of 100 BULLETS!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 19, 2013

    I've often been a strong proponent for all-age comics. That doesn't mean that's all we want or need. This is a perfect example of what a Mature comic should be. There is plenty of gritty situations but it fits perfectly with the story and never comes across as gratuitous. The gang's all here in bringing us back to the 100 BULLETS universe yet you do not need to be well versed in the previous series. It's a perfect new-reader friendly story but will only be enhanced with the anticipation if you are familiar with Lono. If you're looking for something with an edgy gritty feel or have read Azzarello's 100 BULLETS, you will not want to miss this. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jun 19, 2013

    Of course, the star of the issue is Risso. His artwork is a sight to see, a true thing of beauty, even when it's depicting scenes of mutilation and violence. His trademark use of shadows and blacks is on full display here. Few artists can drop out detail and manage to ramp up suspense and intrigue at the same time. The aforementioned blindfold scene starts tense, goes from bad to worse, and ends in a brutal panel that's little more than an outline sprayed with a red hue. 100 Bullets: Brother Lono #1 is a showcase for two masters of the medium and it's a comic you need to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jun 20, 2013

    Risso's artwork is dark and gritty and has strong noir overtones. His love of heavy blacks is on full display and he produces some gorgeous panels working with silhouettes and negative space. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 20, 2013

    A solid, harrowing debut that operates quite well as its own beast, though its mileage may vary for fans of the series it spun off from. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jun 29, 2013

    This issue was more about setting up the story, but it was a good ride. Some very hard-edged scenes, not for the squeamish, as ably illustrated by Eduardo Risso. Azzarello's ability to embody the darker side of the world we live in is as sharp as ever. This is a must read for anyone who loved 100 Bullets, but stands on it's own for those who missed it. If you like hard-boiled crime stories, check this out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Amy Brander Sep 8, 2013

    As far as first issues go, this one caught my attention story-wise. I love a good crime story. Let's see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 21, 2013

    "100 Bullets: Brother Lono" #1 is a true return to Azzarello and Risso's vivid world, intact in texture and mood. Unfortunately, it also it showboats with attention-hungry, sensationalistic violence. Although I appreciate the irony of a debut in which Lono doesn't do much but wear a Hawaiian shirt and walk around peaceably, the lasting impression of the story is that it has more style than substance. Read Full Review

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