Sunday, March 31, 2013

A Night at the Aquarium

"A Night at the Aquarium" from Hitman #13 (DC, 1997) by Garth Ennis and John McCrea
Hitman is the exception that proves the rule about the Bloodlines heroes being complete bollocks. Also the exception to the rule that gun-totting heroes bore me to tears. The trick was making Tommy Monaghan neither a hero (see the title) nor a character defined by the powers he won from getting spine-sucked by the Bloodline aliens (x-ray vision and a bit of telepathy). Ennis and McCrea gave us instead a not-too-distant cousin of John Constantine, a lovable bastard who spent more time at the pub than fighting bad guys, and was a bit of a weirdness magnet. Great stuff and, I think, all collected. I'd like to see another Bloodlines character do better than his 60+ issues. On second thought, no I would not. Hitman is unique.

1 comment:

  1. Zombie Night at Gotham Aquarium! The Greatest Title to a Comic Book...EVER!

    God, I love Hitman.