Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso are well known for being a high quality comic team, and their biggest and most acclaimed piece is their Vertigo series: 100 Bullets. The book has won multiple Eisner Awards and is commonly claimed to be one of the greatest Vertigo titles of all-time and one of the greatest works of crime fiction of any medium, so now I’m here to tell you why you should invest your time and money into this series.
As always with these articles, I’ll break it down as so:
WHO writes and draws it
WHAT is it about
WHEN was it published
WHERE can I find it
WHY should I read it
HOW much will it cost
So read on for my breakdown and review of 100 Bullets!
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“Only days after DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns let slip that 100 Bullets is “going to be a great TV show,” Deadline reports that David S. Goyer is attached to write and executive produce an adaptation of the Vertigo crime series for Showtime. Warner Bros. Television is producing.
Created by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, the award-winning comic began as a fascinating but brutal study of human nature, with the mysterious Agent Graves approaching ordinary people with an attache case containing a gun, 100 untraceable bullets and evidence of who had wronged them. But as 100 Bullets unfolded, it became a sprawling, even byzantine, crime saga involving a clandestine organization known as The Trust, a centuries-old conspiracy, and Graves’ scheme to bring the group down. The series, which ran for 100 issues, from August 1999 to April 2009, has earned multiple Eisner and Harvey awards.”
I’ve never read 100 Bullets, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. Hopefully this will go through and actually happen.
From a brief outline of the plot, it appears that an adaptation into a TV series would work far better than a film ever could.