Thursday, February 26, 2009
A History of Violence by John Wagner
If you've seen the movie then you already know how heavy handed this graphic novel is. The book itself is more like a pulp than a comic book. The drawings and story are a lot deeper than traditional work and remind me a lot of the comic books I would read from the Mexican Bodegas I used to frequent in Los Angeles. A History of Violence by John Wagner is definitely a worthwhile step into the graphic novel era, without leaving your intellect behind, it has deep psychological details that would take other novelists a great deal of time to explain...but like they say, a picture is truly worth a thousand words.
Here is a review of A History of Violence by John Wagner from amazon.com:
It was just another quiet day at McKenna's Diner--until a couple of wanted killers walked in looking for trouble. Instead, they got bullets, and Tom McKenna got to be an instant media celebrity. That got him a lot of attention from some people he thought he'd escaped long ago. The kind of people who never forget a face--even after twenty years...
Now Tom must confront a group of cold-blooded mobsters intent on settling the score. As much as he tries to deny it, he's a man with a history of violence--and with the lives of his family hanging in the balance, he'll do anything to make sure his secret past stays buried...forever.
A History of Violence by John Wagner is great, I like it a lot and it's a big brutal for many tastes. I highly recommend it, as it is a more serious graphic novel than most others.
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