Created on June 17, 2012
and written by Category
: Comic Book Reviews
Publisher Name: SKAtoon Productions
Publisher Website: www.skatoonproductions.com
Writer: Steven Walters
Pencils: Rob Reilly
Colors: Giuseppe Pica
Number of Pages: 124
Safety Content Label: MAX – EXPLICIT CONTENT – 18 years old.
From the writer/artist team of Steven Walters and Rob Reilly comes an adrenaline-fueled, action packed ode to grindhouse cinema with A.K.A. When Guy Doyle, a ruthless bodyguard for a notorious mob boss, gets the order to kill Adrien Truelove, a famous gang leader who fathers a child with the mob bosses daughter, a hunt for Truelove ensues that will leave you wanting more with each tension soaked page.
There are so many twists and turns and HOLY-$#!% moment’s within the pages of this book that it’s hard to say too much more than they did in the blurb without dropping spoilers. What I can say is that this is a gory, cartoony, fun, violent, over-the-top in all the right way comics for all you grownups out there. I can also say that the book is a page turner that you won’t want to put down until the very end.
Honestly, I have seen other comics try something similar to A.K.A, but it seems like they always worried about their rating. I’m all for family comics, but in order to do this kind of book right, the kiddy gloves have to come off. Walters and Reilly take them off and smack you across the face with one of the grittiest graphic novels I have ever seen.
Bottom line(cause Stonecold said so): This is a comic for adult readers, but there are a lot of us out there. If you pick this book up, it will not disappoint. I think we can all use a break from the masks and tights now and again. Along with the site listed for the publisher, AKA is available digitally through Graphicly. Trust me, it’s worth more than a couple reads.
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