Comic Book Review: Assassin and Son #1

By Carlos Melgarejo

There are no true heroes in this world, only villains. Is a killer with a conscience genuinely different from the normal man? This first issue sets this question early. Placed Twelve years ago, Donovan Braddock – The Horseman of Death. A trained assassin, given a new life, and with the skills to match this task. One of the horsemen, a crew put together in New York City’s underworld. This is the story of Assassin and Son, from Shad Gaspard, Marc Copani, Eder Messiah, and Scout Comics.

The Others, brothers Chin Bo and Jun Bo, former Chinese triads, refugees to America. The two making the horseman of war. Two who enjoy their line of work, always ready. They signal to another: Brock Magnus, a man of considerable size. A severed arm falls atop his head, dropped from the two brothers. A man of brutality, relentless pursuit. The most brutal of the horseman. Famine.

The reason for their gathering, eliminating mafia bosses in New York City. Under orders of the leader, The last horseman. Pestilence. Releasing a plague of violence to be believed unseen, witnesses to come to this Apocalypse.

The Others, brothers Chin Bo and Jun Bo, former Chinese triads, refugees to America. The two making the horseman of war. Two who enjoy their line of work, always ready. They signal to another: Brock Magnus, a man of considerable size. A severed arm falls atop his head, dropped from the two brothers. A man of brutality, relentless pursuit. The most brutal of the horseman. Famine.
The reason for their gathering, eliminating mafia bosses in New York City. Under orders of the leader, The last horseman. Pestilence.
Releasing a plague of violence to be believed unseen, witnesses to come to this Apocalypse.

My short review. Assassin and Son puts you headfirst into a world of dark, heavy repercussions to come with every action; the artwork itself is very streamlined and with strong edges, fitting with this line of narrative. A new introduction to comics by the late and talented wrestler Shad Gaspard may rest in Peace, who served as the mocap actor for Kratos in the most modern God of War video game. This is a very telling story ready to let us know, unafraid of itself. Scout Comics has itself a story.

Rating: 3.5 Pastrami Nations out of 5.

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