Published: August 30th, 2017
Written by: Ed Brisson
Art by: Guillermo Sanna, Dave Johnson (cover)
Marvel Comics, 128 Pages
I’ve only been familiar with Ed Brisson’s writing on Old Man Logan. But that series is one of my favorite current comics on the market. Recently, he had two stories featuring Bullseye, which were continuations of things that happened in this tale: The Colombian Connection. Seeing that this was also written by Brisson, I wanted to check it out to get more context and backstory to Bulleye’s appearances in Old Man Logan.
For the most part, this is a badass action thriller where the main character is an evil bastard murdering other evil bastards while evading an FBI agent that’s out for his blood and her own personal revenge.
I like Brisson’s writing style and his penchant for grittiness, which is why I love his run on Old Man Logan so much. In a lot of ways, this reminds me of Cormac McCarthy’s novels or Taylor Sheridan’s film writing.
Being a long-time fan of Bullseye, it was cool seeing him get his own miniseries. I’ve always felt like he’s been underrated and overshadowed unless you specifically read Daredevil. Sure, he’s crossed over and fought other heroes and villains before but he seems to never really get the respect he deserves in the larger Marvel universe. And frankly, he was a joke in the 2003 Daredevil movie. But maybe I just prefer seeing him in his badass outfit as opposed to looking like an Irish punk rocker.
If you’ve always felt like you’ve had the need for a Bullseye-centric story, this should make you happy. It’s not a classic, per se, but it’s a hell of a fun ride with a psychotic assassin for hire that always seems ten steps ahead of his targets, even if he is regularly tied to a chair.
Pairs well with: the Old Man Logan story arcs that serve as sequels to this story.