Thursday, December 9, 2010

An enjoyable comic, Bullseye: Pefect Game #1

Bullseye: Perfect Game #1 of 2
After my disappointment reading "Wolverine: The Best There Is" by Charlie Huston, I recalled I had yet to read his Marvel Knight's two-issue mini-series about Bullseye. That's right, just two, so even if it isn't that great it won't cost much to follow it to conclusion. Why did I enjoy it? Let's discuss...

One thing, pretty much this whole issue is set-up for a reveal that was obvious from the Marvel solicitation for this issue, Bullseye infiltrates Major League Baseball (though they can't outright say MLB) for a hit. However, the fun part of the story is the build-up to this, and our knowledge that all this back-story and explanation about how Bullseye lives and who is target is will come to a head in the 2nd issue where the pay-off for all this will occur. In the meantime there are some fun stories about how Bullseye likes challenges:

and an interesting discussion of the concept of people placing bets on when Bullseye will strike and how. Not to mention a hilarious idea of Bullseye having an agent who is a fun caricature of sports agents but with the twist that he sets up hits. This is a Marvel Knight's imprint title so it probably isn't in continuity per se, and Huston seems to know this as the whole issue is esentially a story being told by a narrator who may or may not be reliable--that's part of the fun.
Can we trust him?

Overall, this was a fun read even if it was pretty much all set-up. The art is also quite snazzy and helps it squeeze just past a three-and-half for a total score of:
4 out of 5 stars.

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