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Bounty #1

The Gadflies were the most wanted criminals in the galaxy—robbing corporations to redistribute wealth to the destitute. Now, with a bounty to match their reputation, the Gadflies are forced to abandon banditry for a career as bounty hunters . . . ’cause if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em—then rob ’em blind!

The first issue also features a bonus of Redhawk and the Dirty Sparrow taking down a purveyor of fake monkey delicacies.

There is no end of trouble in store for Nina and Georgie as they attempt, emphasis on the word attempt, to fulfill their bounty contracts without killing anyone.

Bounty is an unrepentant action romp that makes no pretenses at being anything else.  The main characters are bigger and bolder than life.  They rampage through life with few cares and even fewer regrets.  In the opening issue they bungle a few bounties and find themselves targeted the by the number one bounty hunter.

The writing is cute and quirky and the script whips along at a roller coaster pace.  The reader barely has time to register one scene before they’re drawn right into another one.  Don’t look for much in the way of intricate plots in this one, just strap in for a thrill ride.

The artwork is bright, colorful and a bit cartoony.  It’s enjoyable but not quite as dynamic as I would have liked.  Despite the slightly static panels, the characters themselves come off as bright, iconic and memorable.  I also would have liked a bit more tonal variation in the colors, as often the blend doesn’t succeed in really bringing out the important aspects in the linework.

Check it out now @Dark Horse comics: The Bounty #1

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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