100 Bullets

100 Bullets

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Comic Book - 2000
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Written by Brian Azzarello; Art by Eduardo Risso, and Dave Johnson In this dark and intriguing trade paperback, the mysterious Agent Graves approaches ordinary citizens and gives them an opportunity to exact revenge on a person that has wronged them. Offering his clients an attach#65533; case containing proof of the deed and a gun, he guarantees his "clients" full immunity for all of their actions, including murder. In these opening chapters, Dizzy Cordova, a Latina gangbanger who has just finished a prison sentence, is given the chance to avenge her family's murders, and a downtrodden bartender receives the opportunity to exact revenge against the woman that ruined his life.
Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics : 2000
ISBN: 9781563896453
Branch Call Number: GN Azza
Characteristics: 125 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Risso, Eduardo

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Jody_42
Aug 28, 2015

This series has a very noir vibe to it. The mysterious Mr. Graves approaches people who have been deeply wronged and hands them an untraceable gun with 100 bullets and an opportunity to seek justice in whatever way they see fit. The first story arc in this volume takes us deep into gang warfare as ex-con Dizzy Cordova slowly discovers the murder of her husband and baby boy wasn't what she thought it was. The second story arc follows Lee Dolan, his life destroyed by false child porn charges, as he confronts the woman responsible, Megan Dietrich, with unexpected results. The third story arc ends with Mr. Graves meeting a police detective...

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Nakkid
May 22, 2014

I loved this book. It's exactly the kind of noir, gritty mystery-action type of material I have been searching for months. The artwork is bold and expressive, the storyline goes at a great pace, the storytelling is really nice, and the character developments are all very good. It sucks you in and makes you feel like you're in the 90s or something. I really liked Dizzy's character; her tough demeanor was really admirable. The only reason I rated this book 4.5 stars and not a full 5 is because I felt the second story was a bit rushed. When it ended, I was like, "...Oh. Ok." Still worth a read though! Very entertaining!

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coors
Aug 12, 2013

Please do yourself and ignore the comment about this being homophobic. The two police officers are referred to as partners; as in police partners not life partners. They are not at any point portrayed as homosexual.

This novel ends up on most top 50 graphic novel list of all time for a reason. Definitely worth checking out.

Savark Jun 09, 2012

I did not enjoy this book.

I thought the writing was predictable, dated, homophobic and lazy. Yes, it was misogynistic too but that kind of goes without saying when it comes to crime comic books… doesn’t it? It’s not that the characters were homophobic and misogynistic, which I can take without flinching, too much. After all a portrait of a character should be honest and unhindered by censorship. But in a book with “no heroes”, the writer takes great care to let us all know that the first two lowlifes to be taken out by 2 of the protagonist’s (TITLED) 100 bullets, are not just cops (the lowest form of character in a crime story like this), but they’re also a couple of homosexuals. Classy.

Since this writer and publisher had no issue with letting their heterosupremacist bigotry seep into their work and saw it fit to print this and sell for people to consume, I have no obligation to temper my reaction to their work. After all, as an artist, it is the reaction of the audience that is what I’m after. So I feel it only appropriate that I express myself as unapologetically as the writer does his homophobia. I hate when bigoted writers let their hatred so blatantly color their work. This story (with it’s catchy, titled, premise) reminds me of a poorly written, 1980’s, straight to DVD movie. Don’t get me wrong, I like poorly written, 1980’s, straight to DVD movies… But I would rather writers not include LGBTQI characters than fall into the same old cliché’s from an outmoded heterosupremacist era that is loosing popularity with each generation. If you are, yourself, an unabashed homophobe or are just intellectually interested in studying a prime example of cliché, sexist, heterosupremacist writing then I highly recommend this book. I don’t think I’ll be reading anything more from this writer.

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Nakkid
May 22, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some of the shooting scenes get pretty graphic.

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Nakkid
May 22, 2014

Sexual Content: Naked women are shown sometimes, though certain parts of their bodies are shaded. Reference to implied sex by a prostitute. A strip-club dancer is shown sometimes in the second story, and she's pretty naked.

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Nakkid
May 22, 2014

Violence: People are shot. Blood is shown when people are shot.

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Nakkid
May 22, 2014

Coarse Language: Lots of foul language. The comic is meant for a more mature audience after all. Uses of the f-word, the d-word (anatomical), the b-word, the mf-word, references to lesbianism, etc.

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Nakkid
May 22, 2014

Nakkid thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Nakkid
May 22, 2014

The first story follows Isabelle "Dizzy" Cordova, a woman who just finished a jail sentence after she was framed for a shooting in her neighborhood. She tries to cope with the loss of her husband and baby, both who died is a sudden drive by. We are introduced to Agent Graves, a man who tells very little about himself and what he represents, but gives Dizzy a briefcase containing evidence of who killed her family and a gun with 100 rounds of untraceable bullets. As Dizzy tries to figure out the situation around her, she finds herself in the midst of a bigger network of corruption. In the second story, we are introduced to Lee, a broke and depressed man working at a broken-down bar after being framed for possession of child pornography. Because of that incident, Lee lost everything in his life: his wife and kids, his money, his success, his reputation and dignity. Agent Graves appears in Lee's bar and offers him a briefcase containing information about who framed him as well as a gun with 100 untraceable bullets. Lee tries to find the perfect time to exact revenge...
In the last short episode, we are briefly introduced to a Ms. Bugs who comes to the police office to admit to a murder. She explains that an Agent Graves gave her a case with the stuff she needed to exact revenge on someone. This last story gives the readers a short glimpse of a more sinister side of Agent Graves.

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