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The Killer Omnibus Volume 1

The Killer Omnibus Volume 1 - Matz, Luc Jacamon *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 the eyes of the police officer, reading a book trough the eyes of a hitman would be something totally different for me. This particular hitman has a problem. He has the feeling he is beginning to loose it and you actually start to feel sorry for him at some point. Trying to get out of the job because he has made enough money to lead an easy life he runs into a setup pulling him deeper into the world pushing him in situations he does not want to be in. You can really feel his desperation for the whole situation. The evolution of the story is set up nice too, you can see all the problems he runs into and when you think he solved the one the other is popping up and you move on. I do not know much about the life of a hitman but this story sounds very solid. The graphics are varied in details. Specially the killings and sex graphics have explicit details. I like how the main character is always a bit shadowed in the drawings this adds to the mystery surrounding him. Even now I would not be able to give a solid description on his looks to the police. Some of the quotes I liked in the book"I believe there are to many people on the earth... But on the other hand life is very fragile""The days of the dinosaur, the reptile brain, are long gone, maybe the time had come to adapt. Play it all a little bit more subtle. Aim a little higher. After all, the most fearsome predator, the most lethal creature in the whole of creation, the one with the fewest scruples and the least reason is man"