Writer: Alex de Campi
Cover: ChrisCross with Snakebite Cortez
Colors: Snakebite Cortex
Lettering: Alex de Campi
Marcus King is not a terrorist. Soldier, yes. Terrorist, no. When you’re on contract to take out the man on the other side, what does it matter? Marcus and and his unit have been tasked with taking out a dictator colonel. Easy enough right? Of course not. This is a war.
ChrisCross is perfect for this book. Did I mention explosions? I can’t help but look at how well executed each panel is. Glass shattering, bullets flying, trucking overturning. Its not a lot to take in. However, it is full of dynamic art. Even when there’s not much going on, ChrisCross still manages to give it the same attention. Also, Snakebite Cortez on the colors pulls this art together. There are some parts of the book that has strange proportions or facial expressions. Its not so bad to kill it all together.
As far as writing, I can’t say much without spoiling. Lots of guns, explosions, U.S. Agents, and possibly Russians organizations. I like it a lot. I can tell that there’s a lot of potential in this book. I’m hooked with issue #1. I’m very interested in all of the characters involved. What are their stories? How do they tie into this game? Who is the lady with death painted on her nails?
Again, there is lots of over the top action, explosions, and speed. Bankshot may or not be your typical soldier comic. There’s only one way to find out.
The only cons I really have about this book is the the lettering for the sound effects and overall length. I mostly paid attention to them on the second read through. However, its not enough to ruin the reading experience.I do feel like the book ended too soon without much “meat” to it if that makes any sense. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty to go on here. However, I do feel as if there could be more. Bankshot #1 is on track so far. Hopefully the team will think about expanding this to a full series.