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by Colin Wilson,Ed Brubaker

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Author:
Colin Wilson,Ed Brubaker
ISBN13:
978-1848562868
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1848562861
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Titan Books Ltd (June 26, 2009)
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Graphic Novels
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Point Blank was a five-issue comic book limited series written by Ed Brubaker with art by Colin Wilson. It was published by Wildstorm comics. It starred Grifter from the Wildcats investigating an attempted murder on his friend John Lynch

Point Blank was a five-issue comic book limited series written by Ed Brubaker with art by Colin Wilson. It starred Grifter from the Wildcats investigating an attempted murder on his friend John Lynch. Cole Cash also known as Grifter is supposed to meet up with his friend John Lynch in a bar. Both were soldiers in Team 7 and despite their differences over the years, they still trust each other. He then finds out that Lynch has been shot and is in a coma.

Comic book writer and cartoonist. In 2002 Brubaker did his first work for Wildstorm, another DC imprint, with the series Point Blank which featured the artwork of New Zealand artist Colin Wilson. Brubaker at a book signing at Midtown Comics Times Square on June 21, 2010. 1966-11-17) November 17, 1966 (age 53) Bethesda, Maryland, United States. The series took existing concepts from the Wildstorm universe, such as Grifter (the star of the series), John Lynch and Tao and used them to set up his Sleeper series which debuted later that year.

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.

Ships from and sold by Mockingbird Used Books. Artist Wilson makes Cole more handsome than Marvin but Cole's milieu as hard-edged and moodily lit as the movie's. Gratifyingly violent and ambiguous. For those of you currently enjoying Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' series SLEEPER for Wildstorm Comics, be sure to check out POINT BLANK, as this is where it all begins. The story: Gen13's John Lynch has been shot and is lying in a coma, and his old friend Cole Cash, WildCATs' Grifter, is out to find who's responsible.

Cap faces down his personal demons, in a hand-to-hand battle with the Winter Soldier. But he's not just fightin. 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 cau. /WildCATS: Coup d'Etat.

Point Blank is a noir-style story in the Wildstorm Universe, written by Ed Brubaker with illustrations by Colin Wilson. The story focuses on an adventure of Cole Cash, although he does not wear his Grifter costume. This mini-series leads into Brubaker's next project, an ongoing series titled Sleeper. Cole Cash receives a call from John Lynch, his old friend when they were members of Team 7. They meet at a super-hero bar, where Lynch asks for his help in a covert operation

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.

Point Blank was a five-issue comic book limited series written by Ed Brubaker with art by Colin Wilson. Posts about Point Blank (Wildstorm). lt;p

Cole Cash - known to the world as Grifter - is a former member of Team 7 and the WildC. A. T. s with ties to intelligence agencies and superheroes alike. A call from sometime ally John Lynch leads Cash to a sleazy downtown bar - but when Lynch doesn't show up, Cash resolves to investigate...leading him down a dangerous path of betrayal. Who is the mysterious Holden Carver, and what's his connection to Lynch? Why does Cash have holes in his memory? And who is Cash really hunting? Award-winning author Ed Brubaker ("Criminal") and internationally acclaimed artist Colin Wilson ("Young Blueberry") present a noir-tinged take on the superhero world, directly leading in to the epic superhero spy series Sleeper!
  • People go on and on about how great this series is, and the good news is, it completely lives up to the hype. I came to "Sleeper" after reading a few other titles Ed Brubaker had written, notably DC's deliciously revamped "Catwoman" (which is also a lot of fun)... I was skeptical, but I'm glad I took the plunge with "Sleeper," as it is one of the best comicbook stories I've read in a long while.

    The action takes place in the WildCATS/Authority/Stormwatch universe, once a comicbook backwater that has recently been revitalized into a gritty and witty superhero noir... "Sleeper" tells the story of a superpowered secret agent, Holden Carver, who is placed undercover by a Machiavellian Nick Fury type to infiltrate a sinister spy network populated with superpowered, super-amoral bad guys. Brubaker uses the character's specific superpowers to flesh out their inner lives -- Carver's power is the ability to absorb any amount of bodily damage and transmute it into pure pain, which he can zap other people with. Meanwhile, he feels no pain himself and is practically unkillable, a situation that leaves him feeling dead inside and increasingly alienated from the true-believer idealism that lead him into military service to begin with. Brubaker borrows from the well-trod genre of spy fiction, but adds an extra layer with the whole superpower thing that is well thought-out and rewarding. Without getting into spoilers, etc., I'll just say that this was one of those rare comic series that I regretted getting to the end of... the world it depicted was so absorbing and textured that I was bummed I knew the story would end with Volume 4... (The entire "Sleeper" story is contained in four slim volumes, plus the prequel, "Point Blank," which sets the stage for "Sleeper" and should definitely be read as well...)

    It should be mentioned that this is not a book for little kids: there are many of the same sort of "adult" elements as DC's Vertigo imprint -- semi-graphic sexuality and some extreme violence -- although to his credit, Brubaker includes these elements for a reason, and does it with far less of the "gee-whiz" gratuitousness that has made the Vertigo books become so tedious and repetitive. The sex elements cut to the heart of Carver's character, while the violence is used to show the seriousness of his predicament; they actually deepen the story and move it along and are not included merely to titillate readers or gross us out. That being said, I highly recommend this series.

  • 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.

  • For those of you currently enjoying Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' series SLEEPER for Wildstorm Comics, be sure to check out POINT BLANK, as this is where it all begins. The story: Gen13's John Lynch has been shot and is lying in a coma, and his old friend Cole Cash, WildCATs' Grifter, is out to find who's responsible. The trail goes through many different characters in the Wildstorm Universe, finally leading to a name: Holden Carver. Who is this man, what is his connection to Lynch, and how is the WildCATs renegade Tao involved? Brubaker's story is very creative: an intriguing study of how perspectives influence our perception of events. The end of this book was a surprise, but when I went back to the beginning, all the clues were there. I enjoyed Colin Wilson's art - good action sequences, plenty of depth and texture, and just the right amount of grime for this type of story. These characters are not pretty-boy superheroes with square jaws; rather, they are tired, weathered, and worn-out, just the way that someone in this situation should look.

    I had intended on giving this book a 4, but in the end, I can't really find any faults with it. I thoroughly enjoyed it, even more so than the first volume of SLEEPER. So start here to get into one of the best comics being published today. Also, if you'd like to add another step and get even MORE backstory, check out the Alan-Moore-penned WildCATs trade paperbacks "Homecoming" and "Gang War". These will get you up to speed on Cole Cash, Tao, and many other characters in POINT BLANK. Not that these two WildCATs volumes are essential to the story, just some additional info.

  • This book had momentum from page one. Couldn't put it down and can't wait to follow it with the Sleeper series. Terrific noir mystery with just enough hints of the 'super' to spice it up and separate it from more by-the-numbers who-dun-its.