Review: The Killer Omnibus (#1 & #2), Matz & Jacamon

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the publisher trough Netgalley in return for an honest review*

The Killer omnibus Matz Jacamon cover
A professional. A man of few scruples, nerves of steel, and a steady trigger finger. A man whose crimes might be catching up with him. A man on the verge of cracking.

Luc Jacamon honed his drawing skills with an Alfred scholarship in 986. Le Tueur: Long Feu was his first published work
Matz has published various graphic novels. He is also, under his real name, an active writer for videogames, as well as a published novelist.

I love books on crime and when I saw this title on Netgalley I got curious. Usually I read my crime novels trough the eyes of the police officer, reading a book trough the eyes of a hit man would be something totally different for me.
This particular hit man has a problem. He has the feeling he is beginning to loose it and I actually started to feel sorry for him at some point. Trying to get out of the job because he has made enough money to lead an easy life he runs into a setup pulling him deeper into the world pushing him in situations he does not want to be in. You can really feel his desperation for the whole situation.
The evolution of the story is set up nice too, you can think of all the problems he will run into but when you think he solved the one the other is popping up and you move on. I do not know much about the life of a hit man but this story sounds very solid. The graphics are varied in details. Especially the killings and sex graphics have explicit details. I like how the main character is always a bit shadowed in the drawings this adds to the mystery surrounding him. Even now I would not be able to give a solid description on his looks to the police.
Some of the quotes I liked in the book

"I believe there are to many people on the earth... But on the other hand life is very fragile"

"The days of the dinosaur, the reptile brain, are long gone, maybe the time had come to adapt. Play it all a little bit more subtle. Aim a little higher. After all, the most fearsome predator, the most lethal creature in the whole of creation, the one with the fewest scruples and the least reason is man"

The Killer Omnibus
Author: Matz
Illustrator: Luc Jacamon
Publisher: Archaia Entertainment
ISBN-10: 1936393751
ISBN-13: 9781936393756
Pages: 312
Format: eBook
Original title: Le Tueur
Series: The Killer #1 & #2
Archaia Entertainment: Paperback

4 star review
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