Grimjack: Killer Instinct #6 - IDW (2005)

This is the conclusion of the 6-issue miniseries by John Ostrander and Timothy Truman. It's got, by far, the best cover of the bunch. I enjoyed this story but by issue #4 it seemed as if it had been coasting on my sense of nostalgia. #5 atoned for these sins a bit and #6 brought everything to a satisfactory close so, all's well.

If you're not familiar with Grimjack, it's a title originally published by First Comics back in the 80s. IDW is publishing this new series. The main character, John Gaunt, lives in a city named Cynosure which is a patchwork of multiple dimensions some of which are unstable. As John puts it, "Guns work here, magic works there, swords work everywhere". It's a brutal, industrial dystopia. You know the type.

If you're a fan of Grimjack from back in the day, check this out. If you've never seen it, don't expect The Dark Night Returns. This is a melodamatic, sword-swinging, dirty mess of a tale and it's definitely worth picking up the trade when it comes out.

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