Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thief of Thieves #10

Written by Robert Kirkman and James Asmus
Art by Shawn Martinbrough

It's a little strange how what started as an excellent crime series has slowly morphed itself into more of a family drama, but it's done it very well.

Redmond is getting drawn into his son's problems again, as young Augustus's screw ups have led to a situation where he has to either provide his father for a drug cartel's uses, or recognize that his girlfriend, who is being held hostage, is going to be killed.  Augustus being Augustus first tries to set up some scores of his own, using some of his father's people, but he gets a rather forceful reminder from the cartel that this isn't good enough.

Redmond, meanwhile, seems determined to burn his bridges with Oscar, his financier and protector for all these years.  One thing that Robert Kirkman and his co-writers have not made clear yet is just why Redmond is so determined to retire from his criminal life.  He hasn't been shown as having other interests or desires in play, and that makes me wonder if he isn't actually playing some form of long-con.

This book continues to be an enjoyable read.

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