100 Bullets # 79
Writer: Brian Azzarello; Pencils and Inks: Eduardo Risso; Colors: Patricia Malvihill; Lettering: Clem Robins; Cover: Dave Johnson
—Azzarello continues whittling down the number of characters, which should have happened many issues ago. It’s impossible to remember such a huge cast for this many issues, and my brain is grateful for some relief.
—Along with having too many characters, too many of the characters have unclear roles throughout the issues. I enjoy reading a story where the loyalty of one character or several characters is unclear. But when every character has an unclear role, and every character appears to either switch sides or be on all sides, the story loses all its pleasure.
—And, in addition to the number of characters and their confused roles, several of the characters do not look different enough to tell from each other. Perhaps brightly-colored spandex uniforms have an advantage over the real-world stories for some very good reasons.
—DC’s website states that “the mystery behind the Atlantic City job is finally revealed.” Really? Are you sure? Because it really leaves things just as confused as they’ve been for the previous 78 issues.