The Killer Omnibus Volume 1

The Killer Omnibus Volume A professional A man of few scruples nerves of steel and a steady trigger finger A man whose crimes might be catching up with him A man on the verge of cracking Archaia presents The Killer a hardbo

  • Title: The Killer Omnibus Volume 1
  • Author: Matz Luc Jacamon Edward Gauvin
  • ISBN: 9781936393756
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • A professional A man of few scruples, nerves of steel, and a steady trigger finger A man whose crimes might be catching up with him A man on the verge of cracking Archaia presents The Killer, a hardboiled, noir series chronicling one man s journey through some seriously bad mojo This omnibus collects The Killer Volumes 1 2.

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    1. Great crime story with art that borders between realistic and stylized. Our story follows a nameless, rather heartless, hit-man as the reader is told a story that jumps in time to give the Killer both an origin and the forward momentum to make the story compelling. Though I really enjoyed the story--this is a crime comic done really well--I was a bit bogged down by the endless deluge of the Killer's narration. At times it helps to frame what is happening in the story, or to give it more depth, b [...]

    2. The killer sits alone in a hotel room waiting for his victim to arrive. While he waits, his thoughts travel back to how he got here. How his life is, and how he is infinitely patient. Or at least, he says he is. When things in his world go awry, the killer finds an unusual group of new friends to rely on. But can you ever truly trust anyone your life is built on a lie?This is a densely packed, very cinematic story. There is a lot of self reflection, but there is plenty of action to move the stor [...]

    3. This is another one of those "been on my to-read list a long time" books. The first of two omnibus volumes, this is an outstanding starting point to Matz's narrative world. The tone is certainly dark, but given its topic, how could it be any other way?

    4. Have you ever thought about killing people for money? I'm not talking about some macho guy movie stuff, just being an ordinary person who, instead of teaching, selling or working in a factory, kills people to earn his daily bread. A comic book series called „Le Tueur“ (The Killer) tells the story of one such person. It's French series consisting of 10 episodes so far written by Matz and drawn by Luc Jacamon. I recently read Croatian translation of first five episodes which we can call „fi [...]

    5. *Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*AuthorsLuc Jacamon honed his drawing skills with an Alfred scholarship in 986. Le Tueur: Long Feu was his first published workMatz has published various graphic novels. He is also, under his real name, an active writer for videogames, as well as a published novelist.ReviewI love books on crime and when I saw this title on Netgally I got curious. Usually I read my crime novels trough th [...]

    6. This is the story of the ultimate anti-hero. He is a hired gun who kills solely for profit. He's lived his entire life as a loner wanting only enough money so he can "retire" and fade away into South America where no one will know him or bother him. But, when the tables turn and someone comes after him, he not only has to defend himself, but all the people he has come to care for without even realizing it.This is one of those rare books that is not lost in translation. The story was originally p [...]

    7. Quiet French hitmen facing existential crises make for good stories, in my book (see Le Samourai), so I figured this one would be up my alley. This collected edition tells the story of a hitman who wants to do just a few more jobs to get the money he needs to retire in South America. Of course, things get complicated, with international drug cartel and other dangerous criminals mixing things up, and that retirement needs to be postponed. Like many of his type, the eponymous killer is a cold, cal [...]

    8. If you ever imagined what goes through hitman's mind while sitting on a rooftop half a mile away waiting for his victim to come into the crosshairs, this is the book to read. Matz and Jacamon's The Killer (Le Tueur) is a long and imaginative monologue rant about the state of the world and what is wrong with humanity from a perspective of a person that has made life simple. Most of us kill ourselves for money, but the killer has cut the whole process short. He kills for money. Described as an ult [...]

    9. Originally published in French as Le Tueur (a five albums series), this English language omnibus edition of writer Matz and artist Luc Jacamon's crime comics masterpiece is both a visual piece of storytelling beauty and well-crafted plotting and writing. Following a professional killer's life following a hit that does not quite pan out according to plan, the narrative laconically offers a dark and misanthropic view of the world, while producing a credible (to me at least) psychological insight i [...]

    10. This came recommended and was given to my by a friend to read. I was a little wary in the beginning because it had all the makings of a story that typically features a main character who's so over the top bad ass that it becomes childish and annoying, but that was not the case this time around. It's a good story that kept me guessing until the end and features some nice, vibrant art as well. I kept preparing myself for the worst, but it just didn't happen. Finally, by about the halfway point, I [...]

    11. Really good.Here's what you get.Great artwork and a solid story.About the story you ask?You get a Hitman. A professional hitman who kills marks, collects and goes on to the next mark. You mostly get his inner thoughts about his job and his ideology on assassinations and killing in general.All the while we have his current mission each time and also he talks about his experiences on killing and how he started too.Good read.

    12. Love it when I discover a title that I never heard of then realize its everything I look for in a good graphic novel. The Killer is right in my wheel house , the life and mind of a sociopath/serial killer working as a hitman. I flowed right through in a one sitting reading caz both the pacing and the story hooked me hard and fast. I really enjoyed the poop out of it.

    13. The man appears to be a mild mannered average Joe, yet is a very successful killer for hire. Still, he gets himself in a mess. Well-written storyline, very nice artwork.

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