Kane and Lynch Paperback – 23 Sep 2011
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About the Author
Ian Edginton is a British comic book writer. He worked on the Alien, Terminator and Predator franchises for Dark Horse; Blade, Wolverine and X-Force for Marvel, and many more.
Top Customer Reviews
As per another review. I too am a big fan of the games (2nd especially).
So I thought I would give the graphic novel a go. Unfortunately the artwork in my meager opinion
truly poor. I read a lot of graphic novels and to me the art makes or breaks it... and this is broken.
This is the graphic novel equivalent of the first Ghost Rider film, could have been so great but sadly the ball
has been dropped. Do a couple of searches to see what the art is like first.
Look for a review of the story elsewhere as mine is now in the bin.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I think if you are a fan of comics in general you may not like this one too much, I would say my interest in the characters and games made this more of an enjoyable read for me. The art is not my favorite and is more on the messy abstract side than anything else, it's definitely pulpy but not the direction I would have went with these characters.
The quality of the trade paper back is tight and nice, everything is shiny and stands out pretty well. The content is where the book both shines and fails. I understand it must be hard to take a primarily action game with a reservoir dogs-esque feel to it and turn it into a comic, but I would say about 80% of the pages are gun noises and shooting. That's fine and good the first few times, but it kind of loses it's steam rather quickly. Luckily the story is a decent one with lots of twists and turns, and a couple double crossings.
It's a quick read and shouldn't take more than an hour I would say. Again not my favorite choice of art, on occasion I wouldn't be able to tell very well which characters were which when compared to others without looking sort of hard at it. Overall I would say it's a decent and very action oriented read, but would probably only recommend this book to die hard fans of the games (like myself). Sort of in the same vein as the Army of Two comics, the books don't do the games much justice.
Overall Grade: C
P.S. This is most definitely a mature read, and has tons of cursing and violence. Just an FYI.