Sharkey the Bounty Hunter
Set in a brilliant new sci-fi universe, Sharkey is a blue-collar bounty hunter tracking criminals across the galaxy in his converted, rocket-powered ice-cream truck. Aided and abetted by his ten-year-old partner, he's out for the biggest bounty of his career.Collects SHARKEY THE BOUNTY HUNTER 1-6

Sharkey the Bounty Hunter Details

TitleSharkey the Bounty Hunter
Author
ReleaseDec 17th, 2019
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781534313668
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels

Sharkey the Bounty Hunter Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    Millar was going for snarky, ribald space western, but I was thoroughly bored with this. Bianchi is better with covers than interior pages. I had a hard time following the action in his panels.Received a review copy from Image and Edelweiss. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.
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  • Alan
    January 1, 1970
    Is this art, no. Is this a fun, diverting read, yep.Look Sharkey doesn't hide the fact that in many ways he is a reprobate. But, like an old fashioned wetsern he gets exposed for having his heart in the right place. To say more would be to spoil what happens to the kid and Deering.
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  • Alex Sarll
    January 1, 1970
    Another flimsy but reasonably fun new launch from Mark Millar, doubtless coming soon to Netflix - though they've got their work cut out for them this time, because Simone Bianchi paints a vision of interplanetary life of a scale and intermittent grandeur that makes Valerian look like a Ken Loach film. Which said, there is a trace of Loach here, not just in a world that for all its sentient asteroids and cyborg vehicles feels scuffed-up and lived-in, but in the heavy-handed politics slathered Another flimsy but reasonably fun new launch from Mark Millar, doubtless coming soon to Netflix - though they've got their work cut out for them this time, because Simone Bianchi paints a vision of interplanetary life of a scale and intermittent grandeur that makes Valerian look like a Ken Loach film. Which said, there is a trace of Loach here, not just in a world that for all its sentient asteroids and cyborg vehicles feels scuffed-up and lived-in, but in the heavy-handed politics slathered everywhere once the not-very-surprising twist hits. Though, to be fair, elsewhere there are some really cool callbacks I didn't see coming. Our hero is more a collection of contradictory tropes than a character, a sleazy bounty hunter with a strong sense of ethics who has amazing tracking abilities yet is still skint and negotiating the spaceways in an old ice cream van. But once he's lumbered with a kid sidekick despite very sensibly not liking kids ("They're short, they're wrong about everything and you can't even take them into bars"), the chemistry works well enough to paper over the cracks, and then lots of shit blows up in novel configurations, which does most of the rest of the work for a project like this.Though given Millar is probably comics' most prominent Brexiteer, I was surprised at the use of the sound effect 'Dunt' for someone walking blindly into something. You know, like a leftwing Brexiteer into an erosion of labour rights, say.(Edelweiss ARC)
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  • Ronald
    January 1, 1970
    It was Lobo wearing a Smoky and the Bandit Cowboy Hat!Lone Wolf and Cub? Mandalorian and Baby Yoda? Generic Buddy Action Comedy?Sharkey the Bounty Hunter was the story of a Galactic Bounty Hunter out in Space! Mr Millar has written much better but there is nothing wrong with this story. I was entertained. Check it out!
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  • Theediscerning
    January 1, 1970
    Hmmm… Ribald space adventure (with Zodiac Mindwarp the bounty hunter lumbered with an alien kid, flying around in an intergalactic ice cream van) that's so-so – only to clunk into something of a political allegory at the midpoint. Good job it's only a miniseries, cos it ain't all that.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    Six issues of a lot of fun. Sharkey & Extra-Billy need another 6 issues
  • Kenny
    January 1, 1970
    Formulaic but fun
  • John
    January 1, 1970
    One of Millar's better properties. He's definitely going for a sci-fi universe angle, especially since it appears this superhero universe is dead due to the Netflix deal.
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