Boondock Saints: The Lost Gig
Written by Troy Duffy & JB Love
Pencils and Cover by Toby Cypress
Release Date: April 16, 2010
I would like to start off by saying I am a huge Boondock Saints fan. I love both movies and own both of them on Blu-Ray. I was extremely excited by the idea of more Saints in comic form, especially when I found out the first story was revolving around one of my favorite characters, Rocco.
The Lost Gig is basically set as an extra mission that Rocco and the Saints go on somewhere in the time frame of the first movie. It would actually fit in right after the saints have the rope incident but right before they go to the porn place. It definitely fits in with the characterization of the first film, especially since Troy Duffy is co-writing.
The book itself was a lot of fun but it works in at a measly ten pages. So if you are looking for a big story you are getting the wrong book. The story, even though short, is a lot of fun. The art, on the other hand, is definitely not my cup of tea. Toby Cypress does a great job on the cover, but lacks a lot in the interior work. It is fairly hard to distinguish characters throughout the story because of this. While I don’t like when a property is photo referenced to the highest degree, I also do not enjoy an overly simplistic work with hard to distinguish characteristics.
Overall I would say if your a big fan of the movies pick it up for the story. If not, then go and watch the movies before you decide on the purchase.