The Last Contract #1 review
Boom Studios brings you a different type of hitman book courtesy of The Last Contract #1, a four part miniseries. A hitman who’s been out of the game for over two decades is brought back in as a hit is put up for his own head. The players are different, but the games the same, and “the Man” is a veteran of this game.
Ed Brisson write’s one hell of an intense story in The Last Contract #1, sure it wreaks of John Wick, but who cares? That movie was awesome, so why can’t The Last Contract play a little off of it. The retired hitman known right now as only “the Man”, thought the only thing he had to worry about was his dog pissing in his house while he was gone, but with the introduction of a mysterious blackmailer, “the Man” quickly moves from the defensive to the offensive, and wastes no time showing off his impressive skills.
Some of you who have read my previous reviews know I really enjoy giving characters voices and emotions, it makes reading the book that much more exciting. I imagined “the Man” being played by Sam Elliot (Roadhouse, Tombstone, The Big Lebowski), his low cowboy drawl calmly intimidating each hit. Ed Brisson does a perfect job reflecting “the Man’s” patience and experience when it came to interrogation and the like.
The Last Contract #1 will be a quick blip on the radar since it’s only going to be running 4 issues, so catch this book before it slips into hiding.