Foolkiller
Greg Salinger was just your typical merc for hire - killing those he deemed "foolish" for money. But that life is behind him now. Today, he's a psychiatrist, trying to help others. But now S.H.I.E.L.D. wants him to try to rehabilitate super villains. The catch? If these "patients" don't make enough progress, they're dead! Sounds like a job for Foolkiller! But when he finds himself alone with an arsenal of weapons against an army of skinhead Red Skull sympathizers, he'll be asking questions about his own career choices! Who's the fool now, Salinger?COLLECTING: FOOLKILLER 1-5

Foolkiller Details

TitleFoolkiller
Author
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 11th, 2017
PublisherMarvel
ISBN1302904787
ISBN-139781302904784
Number of pages112 pages
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics

Foolkiller Review

  • Artemy
    March 26, 2017
    Foolkiller by Max Bemis is a weird book. It's a perfectly solid, stylish, fun comic that I just didn't feel at all. It's essentially a Marvel attempt at a Dexter-like character, with a hint of Deadpool added to the mix, because Deadpool is all the rage nowadays. And it's fine. A lot of people will love this comic, especially if they're fans of Dexter and/or Deadpool. I am neither, so maybe that's my problem. Max Bemis is also very obviously inspired by Nick Spencer, to the point where if I didn' Foolkiller by Max Bemis is a weird book. It's a perfectly solid, stylish, fun comic that I just didn't feel at all. It's essentially a Marvel attempt at a Dexter-like character, with a hint of Deadpool added to the mix, because Deadpool is all the rage nowadays. And it's fine. A lot of people will love this comic, especially if they're fans of Dexter and/or Deadpool. I am neither, so maybe that's my problem. Max Bemis is also very obviously inspired by Nick Spencer, to the point where if I didn't know who wrote this comic, I'd swear it was Spencer himself. It's all there — morally questionable protagonist, dirty sense of humor, painfully overwritten dialogue and narration (seriously, sometimes you can't see the panels because of all the text balloons). Again, if you're a fan of Spencer's style and his books like The Fix, or Superior Foes of Spider-Man, you might love Foolkiller. I actually quite like those comics, myself, but this level of similarity between the styles of two authors just doesn't seem OK to me.So, yeah. Foolkiller. Didn't like it. Many other people probably will.
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  • Dave Sammath
    March 23, 2017
    Essentially, Dexter as a psychiatrist. One of the three Marvel titles I found interesting enough to read last year. It's unfortunate that it is a single arc, for it's probably one of the most interestingly written stories that had potential to go further.
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  • John
    July 15, 2017
    I wanted to like this more than I ultimately did. But I didn't dislike it, either? It had some good bits.
  • Bianca Walters
    March 29, 2017
    Holy serendipity. I had no idea my favorite teenage angst lyricist wrote this until I finished it. It's a beautiful thing when you go "This was actually pretty entertaining, who tf wrote it???" and the answer is a groovy nostalgic bump like this. Bemis is perfect for this character, and vice versa. He wrote songs that spoke to me as a kid going through really scary illness and treatment, made me laugh about it and allowed the cathartic release of singing to it in my car to the tune of off beat p Holy serendipity. I had no idea my favorite teenage angst lyricist wrote this until I finished it. It's a beautiful thing when you go "This was actually pretty entertaining, who tf wrote it???" and the answer is a groovy nostalgic bump like this. Bemis is perfect for this character, and vice versa. He wrote songs that spoke to me as a kid going through really scary illness and treatment, made me laugh about it and allowed the cathartic release of singing to it in my car to the tune of off beat pop punk so popular with my peers at the time (I would not go on to remain a fan of the genre, but my heart still skips a beat when I see that Is a Real Boy font around.) This comic as a first issue of a side character arc is interesting, it covers a sufficient mix of past and future plot and doesn't give me that "you are literally pouring it on so thick I can't breathe" feeling that Deadpool gives me sometimes.
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  • Dan
    March 27, 2017
    Definitely better than I'd expected...
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