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This 96-page graphic mystery, the first in a series of three, tells the tales of the dangerous, exhilarating six-month journey undertaken by gangster Michael O'Sullivan and his son, Michael Jr. as they rob banks, evade capture, and seek revenge on Connor Looney. When Michael Jr. contracts a life-threatening illness, the pair is forced to hide out in an oasis of tranquility. But as they wait out the sickness, the bounty hunters on their trail draw ever closer!
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Overview

This 96-page graphic mystery, the first in a series of three, tells the tales of the dangerous, exhilarating six-month journey undertaken by gangster Michael O'Sullivan and his son, Michael Jr. as they rob banks, evade capture, and seek revenge on Connor Looney. When Michael Jr. contracts a life-threatening illness, the pair is forced to hide out in an oasis of tranquility. But as they wait out the sickness, the bounty hunters on their trail draw ever closer!
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Publishers Weekly
This compelling volume is the first in a new series of three graphic novellas that build on the successful 1930s-era Road to Perdition graphic novel and film. Together, they chronicle a six-month period unexplored in the original story. Once again, the protagonist is Michael O'Sullivan, a hit man in John Looney's Irish mob. When O'Sullivan's son and namesake, Michael, witnesses his father's on-the-job activities, Looney's son responds by slaughtering O'Sullivan's family (save for O'Sullivan and his son). O'Sullivan swears revenge, and he and young Michael set off on a cross-country journey, robbing banks of their mob "blood money" and pitting them against the forces of the Looney mob and those of Al Capone. Their journey to Perdition, where young Michael's aunt and uncle live, is fraught with tragedy, violence and death. Veteran author Collins has returned to graphic novels to continue this tale, and he's clearly comfortable with this material and era. In this volume, readers learn how the O'Sullivans rob banks and how their time together allows them to grow closer. Their bank jobs are hindered when young Michael gets scarlet fever and O'Sullivan must avoid the mob hit men and find someplace for his son to recover. Will Michael's illness slow them down enough to allow their pursuers to stop them both permanently? Although Garcia-Lopez and Rubinstein's highly detailed b&w art isn't as meticulous as that of original series artist Richard Piers Rayner's, it still has a realistic cinematic style and winning characterizations. (July) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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In the original graphic novel The Road to Perdition (Pocket Books, 2002) and subsequent movie, honorable mob assassin Michael "Angel of Death" O'Sullivan and son take a journey of vengeance through the American Midwest. Part of those travels involved a months-long bank-robbing spree, and this book focuses on some of what occurred during that time. Told partly in the words of Michael Jr.'s journal, the story opens with a recap of the events that led them to life on the lam. After a particularly violent robbery, Michael Jr. becomes ill, and his father must seek safety for them with his wife's family. Although his brother-in-law initially expresses outrage at their actions, they are eventually welcomed to this temporary haven. Meanwhile, bounty hunters are looking to collect on the O'Sullivans, and an unscrupulous banker threatens foreclosure on several farms, including their hideout. This sequel should please fans of the original graphic novel and movie, as author Collins revisits and expands his story. As before he includes nods to historical figures of the times (Al Capone, Eliot Ness), and the art contributes to an authentic period feel. García-Lopez does not reproduce the photographic feel of the first book, but his linework is clean and his art very effective in black and white. The almost excessive introductory recap should give new readers ample introduction to the tale. Although a story of bonding between father and son, it also provides a nice crime drama and a brief glimpse into the early 1930s Midwest. VOYA Codes: 3Q 4P J S A/YA G (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Adult andYoung Adult~G). 2003, Paradox Press/DC Comics, G96p,
— Lisa Martincik
Library Journal
Collins originally intended Road to Perdition (the GN upon which the multiple-Oscar-nominated movie was based) as an extended series in the manner of one of his inspirations, the manga Lone Wolf and Cub, but it ended up as a single book. Now with this book, the first of a new three-volume set, he fleshes out the middle of the story, when renegade mob hitman Michael O'Sullivan and his son Michael Jr. are on the road robbing Al Capone/Frank Nitti mob money from rural banks, hoping to get Capone to turn over Connor Looney, the man who killed the rest of O'Sullivan's family. Michael Jr. becomes ill, and father and son are forced to hide away at the farm of an old friend, but Nitti sets a pair of bounty hunters on their trail, and the brief respite can't last. The black-and-white artwork is serviceable but doesn't match Richard Piers Rayner's intricate work in the original Road to Perdition, and the story doesn't match the original's considerable power either. Nevertheless, given Road to Perdition's popularity, this is recommended for all adult collections-though some libraries may wish to wait for the inevitable collection of the three volumes in one book. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401200688
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 3/5/2003
  • Series: Road to Perdition Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.14 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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