In the end, it may be that the story that is too convoluted with drawings that are too simplistic.
Graphic novels are effective vehicles for noir but need a solid story and effective art to create the atmosphere needed to convey the story to the reader.
I called it generic but generic isn't a slam on the book - just something that says I really didn't like where it went.
Well, Peter Milligan's writing is always solid and this is no exception. Solid, but not particularly entertaining, however. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nate Gallant
This was good, but suffered from two main problems. First the art, while nicely atmospheric, was too murky and ill defined on some pages and distracted from the story rather than... Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by Conda V. Douglas
I was familiar with Peter Milligan's reputation going into this, but not his actual work. I was excited because crime noir is usually my favorite. Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by Tommyboy1981
If you're a fan of graphic novels of the dark and gloomy kind, and prose that tends toward cliche and over-writing, this book is for you. Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by Paper or Kindle
It is hard to put a finger on why this Vertigo Crime imprint does not work. In the end, it may be that the story that is too convoluted with drawings that are too simplistic. Read morePublished on June 25, 2011 by J. Smallridge
"The Bronx Kill" by Peter Milligan was the first graphic novel I've read. I've been intrigued by them for a while and this looked like a great way to dive in. Read morePublished on August 17, 2010 by Amy Goebel Padgett
A four and 1/2 star rating would be more accurate, but you can't give half-stars in amazon. You don't read Vertigo books for the art, but the stories. Read morePublished on July 22, 2010 by The Lone Wolf
...the Bronx Kill definitly pushed almost all my buttons when it came to story, character and resolution. Read morePublished on July 14, 2010 by N. S. Michael