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Back to Brooklyn (Issues 1 – 2)


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The first two issues of the 5-issue miniseries Back to Brooklyn don’t show much promise, nor do they make a convincing case for why we need yet another clichéd gangster tale. Bob Saetta rats out his whole crime family to the police but does a deal where he has until the end of the weekend to return to Brooklyn to rescue his wife and son from the clutches of his psychotic brother. The vengeful Bob cuts a brutal path across Brooklyn to get to his family. This overly violent story comes off as Sopranos lite meets The Punisher, which makes sense since writer Garth Ennis (Preacher) used to pen The Punisher. The pacing is slow—Back to Brooklyn is all talk and little action—alas, the dialogue isn’t particularly believable, and none of the characters is remotely likeable. Mihailo Vukelic’s muddy art is uninviting and too caught up in gray tones. Perhaps Ennis and Vukelic should’ve gone back to the drawing board instead. (

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