Comics: Back To Brooklyn

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In Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis fashion, Back to Brooklyn is a violent story about two brothers; two brothers trying to bury each other. The brothers are heads of a crime family, but the story starts with one brother walking into a police station to turn himself in. He makes some calls, and decides that he wants to be let loose for two days. Two days is what he needs to get to his brother.

The story is dark, and violent, but simple. The writing is good, but nothing I haven’t seen or read before. If you are familiar with the Sopranos, Goodfellas, or the Godfather; then you’ve seen the story before. But, just because it’s unoriginal, doesn’t mean that it isn’t enjoyable. I enjoyed reading the five comics, the fifth more enjoyable than the others. I really shouldn’t complain about the story; the story didn’t bother me as much as the art. Mihailo Vukelic’s art is very stylish, but not my cup of tea. I’m sure some readers will find the art refreshing. But to me, the faces look very subtle, and all the characters look the same, even the women. The coloring feels very digital, but chalk-like and smudgy at the same time. It distracts me away from the story.

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Overall, this book is worth a look; Palmiotti’s writing is always entertaining. He is responsible for making Jonah Hex popular again; so popular that they’ve adopted it for the big screen. Too bad they hired the great actor in Megan Fox, but that’s another write-up. With that said, this comic is something that I would borrow rather than purchase.

Grade: C

Of course, it would be wrong to mention Megan Fox without pics!
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