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POINT BLANK is the gritty prequel to the critically acclaimed SLEEPER graphic novel series written by Eisner Award-winner Ed Brubaker (Criminal, Captain America) and stylishly rendered by legendary artist Colin Wilson.Ex-Black Ops soldier Cole Cash is caught in a whirlpool of secrets, lies, manipulation, and murder. But before he goes down for the last time, he's going toPOINT BLANK is the gritty prequel to the critically acclaimed SLEEPER graphic novel series written by Eisner Award-winner Ed Brubaker (Criminal, Captain America) and stylishly rendered by legendary artist Colin Wilson.Ex-Black Ops soldier Cole Cash is caught in a whirlpool of secrets, lies, manipulation, and murder. But before he goes down for the last time, he's going to get some answers. No matter whom he has to kill along the way.As Cole investigates a brutal attempt that has left his one-time commander and legendary spy-master, John Lynch, at the brink of death, he maneuvers through the labyrinthian byways of intrigue that are the favored routes of men like Lynch. But to find the answers he seeks, Cash will have to discover the key to one of his old Team 7 comrade's greatest achievements - and his greatest shame. But can he bring this dirty little secret in to the light of day? And what other secrets of his own will he discover along the way?...

Title : Point Blank
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ISBN : 9781401201166
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Point Blank Reviews

  • Sesana
    2019-01-17 18:36

    Similar in tone to Criminal, but without as many characters that I care about. Cole Cash, ex black-ops is trying to investigate the attempted murder of John Lynch, his former commander. Brubaker described the story as a "violent little Möbius strip", and it certainly is. The ending makes a few things more clear, and prompts a re-read. I understand that this leads in neatly to Sleeper, which I haven't read yet.

  • Pete
    2019-02-02 16:25

    I've haven't read Sleeper and know nothing about Wildcats or anything to do with the world these characters came from. The story is the type that you don't know what's going on until the end....and then you must go back and page through the story a second time to look for clues that maybe could have tipped you off. I can't say I love the concept of that kind of story as there's a high probability of it sucking. Brubaker did a good job and it helped that Point Blank wasn't too long.The real highlight of this was the art and the layout of the art. Fun and exciting. I enjoyed staying on a page and looking everything over after reading the dialog. The layout was sometimes chaotic which worked great with this type of story. As this was the prequel to Sleeper, I will indeed check out Sleeper. I need a nap.

  • Feather Mista
    2019-02-15 16:44

    Creo que el hecho de que no alcance las cuatro estrellitas es más culpa mía que otra cosa. Como dice Brubaker, esta obra está pensada para ser leída de corrido, y exige cierto esfuerzo mental que yo no le puse, tanto porque lo leí en tandas como porque tenía sueño en gran parte de mi lectura. Estuve lejos de deducir el final pero reconozco que está muy bien hecho, muy bien pensado y sorprende a los bobos como yo que leímos toda la historia pasivamente, sin sospechar siquiera que podía terminar así. Seguro que cuando lo relea lo rerreseñe y quizás hasta lo repuntúe. Ahora, a continuar con el legado en Sleeper.

  • Reyel2107
    2019-01-19 23:45

    a perfect sleeper prequel !!!!!

  • Martin
    2019-02-03 20:31

    So I re-read this one today, years after my first read-through, and while Colin Wilson's art did not put me off this time (I absolutely loved his stuff in Bullet to the Head), and also while Brubaker's output is [as more often than not] excellent, it just didn't have that same effect that Sleeper: Season One and Sleeper Season Two had on me.It's still a good book, just not "all that", in my opinion. Still, it's nice to see how the events of "Sleeper" tie in to it (and vice-versa). ** It should be noted that since Brubaker wrote this before "Sleeper", I found one inconsistency in regards to a character's (Cole Cash) direct physical interactions with Holden Carver. In "Sleeper", whenever there is skin-to-skin contact between Carver and someone else, that person gets a shock (varying in intensity depending on how much pain/trauma Carver's been storing up - the latter doesn't feel pain from bodily harm, but instead stores it until it gets transferred to an unlucky other person). In part 5 of "Point Blank", Cole Cash, after shooting Carver in the leg, touches the latter's face but gets no shock whatsoever. For consistency's sake, this is something that might've been fixed in newer editions/printings.

  • Mike
    2019-02-10 19:20

    This trade collects the complete Point Blank miniseries (#1-5). It is a prequel to the comic Sleeper and adds insight to that story, but neither comic is necessary to enjoy the other.Cole Cash, once the deadly operative know as Grifter, is out of his depth after agreeing to help an old "friend" clean up some loose ends, no questions asked. But asking questions is exactly where Cole ends up when things start going wrong and he's forced to play detective with the precious little information that's been shared.I've heard a lot of good things about Sleeper and have always been a fan of Grifter so was pretty intrigued going into this. Point Blank is a great little mind bender of a story with strong layers of mystery and subterfuge throughout. Cole is a perfect lead for this. He's believable as someone thrust into a situation he's not used to without being stupid or ineffective. Part of the fun here is piecing things together as they go, so I'll avoid further plot details. I have some mixed feelings about the end, but it did fit logically and completed the story being told while providing set up for Sleeper.Overall I really enjoyed Point Blank and am looking forward to checking out its sequel series.

  • Mark Desrosiers
    2019-01-18 17:41

    Funny -- at first I figured Ed Brubaker just tossed this off as a prequel to his classic future-noir Sleeper series. But look at the title: would such an obvious homage to the 1967 Lee Marvin flick be that routine or half-assed? Then I notice how complex the plot of this thin book really becomes, how the flashbacks (or flash-forwards?) get so quick and suble, how nobody has a sane motive, how everything winds up exactly where we started. In the afterword, Brubaker calls it a "violent little Möbius strip" -- which means you gotta read it again. Just like you gotta watch Memento again. Just like you gotta watch John Boorman's Point fookin' Blank again! A wonderfully sinister, compressed, steam-noir masterpiece of sorts... and no, you don't need to read Sleeper to comprehend it.

  • Camilo Guerra
    2019-02-10 19:45

    No me estan viendo, pero estoy aplaudiendo...que gran comic.Una historia de crimen, novela negra, en 5 números seguiremos a Cole Cash es una investigacion criminal, donde amigos y conocidos estan dispersos por todo lado y no aprace poder confiar en nadie, pero eso no lo hara quedar quieto y seguirá buscando respuestas en un camino de sangre y plomo.Si conoces el universo Wildstrom se entiende y aprovecha mejor la historia, aunque no es necesario.TAO, el enemigo, es un tipo que da muchísimo miedo, da escalofríos cuando aparece y el mismo Cole le da miedo, y veremos como tenia razón para hacerlo.El arte de Colin Wilson es embriagante,oscuro y dinámico, con un estilo sucio que le calza perfecto a la historia. Ahora, haciendo cuentas a ver si puedo hacerme al Omnibus de Sleeper.

  • John
    2019-01-24 23:34

    I've been enjoying a number of Ed Brubaker's crime comics lately, starting with Fatale and Icognito, but from what I read there seems to be an agreement that Sleeper ranks as his best work. Since this was written as a prequel of sorts to that book I wanted to tackle this one first. This is one of those books that should be read in one sitting, as the story attempts to mess with the reader's mind as much as the main character's. Admittedly I read it in two sittings and had to go back and re-read the first chapter to help it all make sense. Having said that, this is a brilliantly written, tough as nails story with a touch of superhero antics. While I don't think I necessarily had to read it to understand Sleeper, I'm glad I did.

  • Erik Erickson
    2019-02-09 20:36

    If you haven't read Sleeper, also penned by Brubaker, then you're reading this at the perfect time. This is the story that creates the entire setup for one of the best comics series of recent times. Point Blank is also interesting if you've read sleeper, to see exactly how things got started, albeit from a character on the outside (at least at first). Brubaker does a good enough job handling the somewhat disjointed narrative. It also contains enough interesting details that knowing who Cole Cash, the main character of this story, is ultimately after and the mystery of their connections and motives doesn't ruin any fun.

  • Nick Kives
    2019-01-22 00:38

    It is really more of a 3 1/2 or maybe even a 3 1/4, but any way. I picked this up because it is a prelude to Sleeper and I love Ed Brubaker's Sleeper Season One. Again this is another detective book, but with Grifter from the Wildstorm comic universe. This involves the events of how Lynch, from Sleeper, goes into a coma and the events preceding and sub-sequential events following. If you liked Sleeper, check it out, but even if you did, it isn't really giving you anymore need to know information about Craver or Sleeper in general.

  • Aleksandar Nikolov
    2019-01-20 16:25

    Слабичко ,като се има предвид че които е чел "Sleeper" знае аджеба всичко какво е станало тука. Няма съспенс няма и чак толкова екшън , само Кол щъка нагоре-надолу и се прави на детектив , за което въобще не го бива. Тъй като е от хората които първо стрелят , и после питат. А така не бива! Не е хубаво тъй! Според мен първо трябва да питаш , и после да стреляш! Така е по прилично. И така Брубакера просто трябваше да я вмъкне тази история някъде м/у 3-та и 4-та част на "Sleeper" , просто не е чак толкова готина за началото.... на края! Или за края... на началото ,все тая!

  • matt
    2019-02-03 16:19

    I picked up this title because I enjoy Brubaker's writing on the "Criminal" series. It was kind of a let down. In the "Criminal" books, I am always left wanting to read more about the characters he created, they seem so true, and flawed, and fascinating. The characters in this book just didn't have the same pull, and the "mobius-strip" storyline felt very unsatisfying to me.IT was just okay.But, I still plan to read more books by this author.

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    2019-01-24 17:37

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  • Steven Pilling
    2019-02-12 22:33

    does what you want it to do.The violence is visceral and as much as it could be appropriate to the story. Avoids a lot of the mature reader graphic novel traps and the ending is very enjoyable and clever.

  • Christopher
    2019-02-16 23:41

    Having only read "Sleeper" (both volumes), I was a bit lost in terms of the story. I know these characters are featured in other graphic novels and I imagine that if I read those, it may make more sense. This is minor Ed Brubaker in my opinion.

  • Dave Riley
    2019-02-16 20:38

    Ed Buibaker certainly nails a genre and makes it his own.Mean, violent, nasty and full on macho this is pulp fiction stuff. I like the grit and the dark undertones and the savagery of the world depicted. A naughty pleasure....

  • Tom
    2019-01-17 16:38

    Sometimes a bit tough to follow but I liked the main character. His forgetfulness reminded me of myself. Tied into main Sleeper plot but now I have to go back and reread sleeper so I understand it all.

  • Lee Wochner
    2019-02-16 21:48

    Ed Brubaker writes great noir comics like "Criminal," and, now, not-great noir comic like this one. The characters in "Point Blank" are thin to the point of disappearance, and the story lacks drive.

  • Steven
    2019-02-12 16:33

    Intriguing story keeps you hooked the whole way but the denouement is too clever for its own good with so many twists your head is left spinning.

  • Michael
    2019-02-11 18:23

    This is a great companion to the Sleeper series, but isn't all that compelling by itself. Still, this is more of the goods from Brubaker.

  • Ondra Král
    2019-02-04 17:27

    Až na závěrečný zvrat docela průměrná pátračka. Jako úvod do příběhu asi dobrý.

  • Eddie
    2019-02-01 22:36

    A fun little noir story, interesting as the prelude to the much better series Sleeper, which was a career high for Ed Brubaker IMHO.

  • Shannon Appelcline
    2019-01-28 23:40

    An excellent little murder mystery and a great lead-in to a great series (Sleeper).

  • Ahmed Jadaa
    2019-01-23 23:36

    That was beautiful. Very underrated and a must read for sleeper fans.

  • Matt
    2019-01-20 17:32

    Dense and excellent.

  • Yunis Esa
    2019-01-27 23:41

    Great mystery, greater ending

  • Sean Kwon
    2019-02-08 23:34

    Nice Prequel to sleeper, not as exciting though.

  • Gary Lee
    2019-01-17 17:48

    'Identity Crisis' for the Wildstorm universe.Meh.

  • Stephen
    2019-02-07 23:29

    This is a hard boiled noir-esque prequel to the Sleeper series. The artwork is completely different, but the story is solid. I loved the ending.