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Dante

Dante was a family man with a wife and young daughter, and also a top assassin working for an international crime syndicate. For two decades he worked hard to keep these two lives separate and was then ready to retire. Manipulated into thinking he could quit with the syndicate’s blessing, Dante was betrayed and accidentally killed a young Asian boy while fi ghting to save himself. This act changes him forever as he is supernaturally cursed and wakes up inexplicably covered with tattoos. Dante tries to uncover the source of this supernatural curse while looking for his family that has now disappeared.

Dante surprised me. I was worried it’d just be a rather pedestrian hit-man story; apparently the creators felt the same, so they threw in a Chinese curse for good measure. Maybe not the most original twist of all time, but it’s fun, in a pulpy B-movie sort of way.

Dante is a halfway decent comic – art is okay, writing’s tolerable. Nothing too complex or cerebral. A solid mid-to-good comic.

Final Verdict: 3 out of 5.

Dante can be found at Image Comics

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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