Writers Matt Hawkings and Jason Ning bring us into the mind of Dante, a highly skilled assassin who wants out of the killing life. It is no secret that Dante loves what he does, but the love for his wife and daughter is where he desires to be. However, as the story unravels, the fight of his life begins when his employer tries to kill him. Dante, putting up a hell of a fight, gets caught up in trying to escape and a child ends up paying the price with his life. A curse is placed on Dante’s life by the child’s grandmother. Dante becomes covered in tattoos and soon realizes that every ink mark on his body is linked to a person he has killed. He must now devote his effort to atoning for every life he took before he can be reunited with his family and be free.
Dante will not upset any reader who is looking for an action story with depth and substance. You will become invested in Dante while conflicting feelings of compassion and justice for the lives he took simultaneously form in your mind. The character development and fast paced plot proves itself as you will find you cannot put it down. And it leaves you wanting more. Darick Robertson’s artwork and Diego Rodriguez’s coloring is the perfect combination of light and dark elements, capturing the intensity and emotion the writing conveys.
Dante promises to keep us on the edge of our seats with more to come. This first issue will not upset you and will become a series you will want to follow till the end.
4 out of 4 hats