History Comicbook / Hitman

31st Dec '15 12:35:36 AM Anddrix
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With these, a lot of guns, and a loyal band of friends, Tommy's contracts will always set him off on insane adventures one can expect in a colourful world like the {{DCU}}, but this being a Garth Ennis book, there's always a darkly humourous and satirical bent. What other comic can you read about hitmen fighting zombie baby seals, two headed mafiosos, Ricean vampire pansies, gun-demons, dinosaurs, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, the Justice League, Franchise/{{Batman}} and {{Lobo}}?
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With these, a lot of guns, and a loyal band of friends, Tommy's contracts will always set him off on insane adventures one can expect in a colourful world like the {{DCU}}, but this being a Garth Ennis book, there's always a darkly humourous and satirical bent. What other comic can you read about hitmen fighting zombie baby seals, two headed mafiosos, Ricean vampire pansies, gun-demons, dinosaurs, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, the Justice League, Franchise/{{Batman}} and {{Lobo}}? Lobo?

** The Hitman/SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} special is one long TakeThat against the Main Man.
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** The Hitman/SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} Hitman/Lobo special is one long TakeThat against the Main Man.
10th Dec '15 10:06:47 PM morenohijazo
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* EyeScream: Ringo in ''For Tomorrow''
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* EyeScream: Ringo in ''For Tomorrow''Tomorrow''. * GiveChaseWithAngryNatives: In ''Hitman vs Lobo'', Hitman uses this trick, shooting Lobo in the eyes (forcing him to follow by smell until they regenerate) and leading him in a merry chase through all the local gang meeting places, dispatching several of his personal foes in the ensuing chaos. Then he leads him into an actual ambush by Six-pac and his squad... The gods of plot are with him and the most incompetent band of super-misfits on the planet actually wins.
22nd Nov '15 6:40:05 AM markband
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* SympathyForTheHero: Though Tommy's not villainous, he hates all superheroes... except Superman.
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* SympathyForTheHero: Though Tommy's not villainous, he hates all superheroes... except Superman. Superman's OK by him.
21st Nov '15 5:04:02 AM LondonKdS
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* EvilColonialist: The real villain in the Tynanda arc is Martindale, an American businessman who is propping up a violent dictatorship while selling them overpriced arms.
21st Nov '15 5:02:42 AM LondonKdS
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* Bulungi: The state of Tynanda.
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* Bulungi: The state {{Bulungi}}: One arc has Tommy and friends working as mercenaries in the fictional African country of Tynanda.
5th Nov '15 6:28:28 AM moloch
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** Tommy is one, to some extent, for Cassidy. Both are young men of Irish ancestry who gain superpowers by being attacked by parasitic creatures, both wear sunglasses to disguise their unusual eyes, and (given Tommy's rocky relationship with Teigel and his past in Desert Storm) both are portrayed as sometimes weak and naive. Tommy is overall a much better, stronger person than Cassidy, however.
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** Tommy is one, to some extent, for Cassidy. Both are young men of Irish ancestry (Irish-American in Tommy's case) men who gain superpowers by being attacked by parasitic creatures, both wear sunglasses to disguise their unusual eyes, and (given Tommy's rocky relationship with Teigel and his past in Desert Storm) both are portrayed as sometimes weak and naive. [[spoiler: Tommy is overall a much better, stronger person than Cassidy, however.]]
5th Nov '15 6:24:31 AM moloch
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With these, a lot of guns, and a loyal band of friends, Tommy's contracts will always set him off on insane adventures one can expect in a colourful world like the {{DCU}}, but this being a Garth Ennis piece there's always a darkly humourous and satirical bent. What other comic can you read about hitmen fighting zombie baby seals, two headed mafiosos, Ricean vampire pansies, gun-demons, dinosaurs, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, the Justice League, Franchise/{{Batman}} and {{Lobo}}? The Hitman solo series lasted for 61 issues, running from April, 1996 to April, 2001. This series is chock full of Ennis' signature trademarks, yet it also emanates his signature subtle compassion. In a series that mostly exists to thrive on the RuleOfCool, it can be surprisingly humane, compassionate, tragic and heartwrenching. This is primarily because Hitman is a victim of CerebusSyndrome, but it never lost its sense of humor or fun, even past the turning point of the syndrome.
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With these, a lot of guns, and a loyal band of friends, Tommy's contracts will always set him off on insane adventures one can expect in a colourful world like the {{DCU}}, but this being a Garth Ennis piece book, there's always a darkly humourous and satirical bent. What other comic can you read about hitmen fighting zombie baby seals, two headed mafiosos, Ricean vampire pansies, gun-demons, dinosaurs, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, the Justice League, Franchise/{{Batman}} and {{Lobo}}? The Hitman solo series lasted for 61 issues, running from April, 1996 to April, 2001. This series is chock full of Ennis' signature trademarks, yet it also emanates his signature subtle compassion. In a series that mostly exists to thrive on the RuleOfCool, it can be surprisingly humane, compassionate, tragic and heartwrenching. heartwrenching, with a finale that ''will'' [[TearJerker reduce you to tears]]. This is primarily because Hitman (like most Ennis series) is a victim of CerebusSyndrome, but it never lost its sense of humor humour or fun, even past the turning point of the syndrome.
5th Nov '15 6:20:06 AM moloch
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In 2015, a spin-off series called ''Section Eight'', concerning Six-Pack trying to put together a new team after these years debuted.
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In 2015, a spin-off series called ''Section Eight'', concerning Six-Pack trying to put together a new team after these years years, debuted.
3rd Nov '15 11:56:09 PM MikeW
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* InvincibleVillain: Beautifully subverted in one of the last stories. Tommy has heard of a killer hitman out there, the son of the one gunman Tommy truly feared and who Tommy beat by pure luck. He sees videos of the guy blowing away targets with stunning accuracy, never missing a shot, often not even looking before firing. Thus, Tommy is worried about facing this freak of nature and being so outmatched. It comes down to the killer getting the drop right on Tommy, a gun to his face, no way he can possibly miss...*''click''* He's forgotten to remove the safety and it hits Tommy (and the reader) that we've only seen this guy shooting at targets and, in truth, he's never actually shot a real person in a real gun battle in his life. Tommy just grins as he empties a clip into him.
18th Oct '15 5:46:09 PM nombretomado
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''Hitman'' is a CultClassic comic book series written by popular and controversial writer Creator/GarthEnnis of ''{{Preacher}}'' and ''{{Punisher}}'' fame and drawn by frequent Ennis collaborator John [=McCrea=], starring Tommy Monaghan. It had its origins in the [[TheNineties 1990s]] [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]]-tastic Bloodlines CrisisCrossover, where aliens invaded Earth to murder human beings and drain their spinal fluids. Which somehow gave the few survivors superpowers in the process. It was easily forgettable, and the cast of NinetiesAntiHero equally so. Bloodlines was meant to profit off the Dark Age phenomenon by creating a new batch of "heroes" for the era, because, after all, DarkerAndEdgier sells, doesn't it?
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''Hitman'' is a CultClassic comic book series written by popular and controversial writer Creator/GarthEnnis of ''{{Preacher}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' and ''{{Punisher}}'' fame and drawn by frequent Ennis collaborator John [=McCrea=], starring Tommy Monaghan. It had its origins in the [[TheNineties 1990s]] [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]]-tastic Bloodlines CrisisCrossover, where aliens invaded Earth to murder human beings and drain their spinal fluids. Which somehow gave the few survivors superpowers in the process. It was easily forgettable, and the cast of NinetiesAntiHero equally so. Bloodlines was meant to profit off the Dark Age phenomenon by creating a new batch of "heroes" for the era, because, after all, DarkerAndEdgier sells, doesn't it?

* TakeThat: You can copy and paste the examples from {{Preacher}} and place them here.
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* TakeThat: You can copy and paste the examples from {{Preacher}} ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' and place them here.
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