7 Psychos #3
You would be forgiven if, like me, you thought that Seven Psychopaths was a rip-off of last summer’s Inglorious Basterds. In this three-issue mini-series, seven psychopaths are chosen during the Battle of Britain to parachute into Nazi Germany to assassinate Hitler.
However, it turns out this comic book predates that movie by two years: It was originally published as a hardcover graphic novel in Europe, and now BOOM! has broken it up into three issues, the last issue of which is now out.
Seven Psychopaths was written by Fabien Vehlmann, a French comic book writer. Sean Phillips is the artist.
I have to admit, I liked the third issue the best. The beginning of the second book left me a little confused when it was describing the trouble in plane as they were being transported to Germany. The art was a little hard to follow and I did not have the characters straight in my head. My fault? Maybe–there were, after all, seven psychos in the plane.
The third issue with its plot twists did a good job of finishing the story, however. The total book itself did not ‘wow’ me: It started slow in the first issue, but by the end I was entranced by the unfolding plot. I do recommend this book.
I wish I could recommend this book in its original format. We see too few European titles here in the US. I remember being entranced as I wandered some bookstores in Europe while staring at all the gorgeous comic books they had for sell. I found few super-heroes on those shelves. This book indicates to me that some of that quality is still there.
Bottom Line $2.99/$3.99 (for the entire series)