Thursday, February 13, 2014
DC Comics Bloodlines crossover event from 1993 was meant to introduce a bunch of new characters to their comics line, but only one wound up striking a chord with readers and sticking around. At first I just saw Hitman as a Punisher rip off, and gave his series a pass. I picked up a TBP of his first few issues a few years later and was glad I gave it another shot. I found the stories to be funny and action filled and I loved the attitude of the main character, Tommy Monaghan. I wound up picking up the rest of the series soon after. Sometimes I think Garth Ennis-penned stories can get a bit too violent and mean spirited, but with Hitman he hit just the right balance.