Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass #8

Cover: Dan Panosian

Writer: Garth Ennis

Art: Craig Cermak

Trudy and Eddie face an unexpected problem, as the real cost of their dangerous choices start to become clear. But even that’s nothing to the explosion of deadly violence that follows, and soon our heroes are up to their necks in trouble of the worst kind. And that’s when Trudy has a very risky idea…

At this point the story is almost at an end with 1 issue left to go and even the solicits aren’t very helpful to inform a new reader.  I am just trying to point out this wouldn’t be the best jumping on point for a reader.  It does have sex, violence, criminal plots, messy relationships, gun battles and good dialogue but I don’t know if a new reader would be able to know what was going on except for some of the cop\action movie clichés going on (like cops do things that get the suspended so they decide to risk it all to solve the case). That’s why I still argue this story would have been better as a 216 page graphic novel instead of a 9 part mini.

Now the story and art are still solid as I’ve stated in other issues.  The dialogue is great, the interpersonal relationships are fun and the pacing of the action is solid.  The plot takes a back seat to the stuff I mentioned but it works well enough to get things going.  The art is still a little stiff in bodies and action, but the faces and their expressions (which is important with all the dialogue) are pretty solid throughout now.

If you like a decent crime drama or action story, you’ll enjoy this.  Just might want to start with the first issue instead of this one.

3.5 out of 5

If you want to learn more about this book please go to – Dynamite

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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