Image Comics. Apr. 2023. 168p. ISBN 9781534324886. $22.99. M
Tim is a racquet stringer with a sideline selling drugs to the athletes and fans he meets traveling across Europe on the pro tennis circuit. He credits his success to maintaining a low profile—but not low enough to escape the notice of a crime lord in need of a courier to smuggle a duffle bag containing a half-million dollars’ worth of cocaine into the United States. Offered a choice between accepting the gig and gruesome death, Tim grabs the bag and embarks upon an increasingly harrowing adventure that finds him crossing paths with ruthless athletes, intelligence agents, warlords, hitmen, and heads of state. Author Kindlon’s (Frontiersman, Vol. 1) knack for witty banter and energetic plotting would have been better served by more dynamic or playful illustration than the gritty, occasionally cramped linework that Tucker provides, though Tucker does reveal a truly impressive sense of visual storytelling and design in a handful of incredibly ambitious and innovatively laid out sequences at key points in the story.
VERDICT A fast-paced crime thriller sure to garner an enthusiastic response from fans of the genre.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing