Boondock Saints: In Nomine Patris 1 & 2 Written by Troy Duffy & JB Love
Art by Guus Floor
Cover by Chris Brunner 12-Gauge/Innfusion
Price: $3.99 each
Release Date: May 26 & July 14, 2010
The second in the new line of Boondock Saints comics, In Nomine Patris, is the beginning of the secret history of Il Duce. This to me is a great way to kick off a serious stint in the comic line for the saints. It introduces all the characters and a lot about the history of their “business” without prior knowledge needed. This series does a great job in treating it like every issue can be someone’s first issue.
Basically in both issues we learn how Il Duce becomes a vigilante and why he kept it up throughout his entire life. We also learn how he got his vest and we learn it all through Connor and Murphy’s eyes. The story is great and very interesting. I really enjoyed reading it. There are a few storytelling issues here and there, but it is more of a layout issue than a script issue. It is very hard to tell where we are in the story because of the jumps between past, present, and future. Something that would help is different times of day for each setting so there would be a more distinct coloring for each one. But that is just a minor issue which is great for Troy Duffy‘s second and third comic.
NOLA #4 Issue 4 of 4
Created/Story by Chris Gorak
Script/Writer: Pierluigi Cothran
Art by Damian Couceiro
Covers: Erik Jones (A); Chris Brunner (B) BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99; Release Date: March 3, 2010
Raised only by her mother, Nola Thomas led a confused lifestyle prior to the devastating events of Hurricane Katrina laid waste to her home city of New Orleans, Louisiana. After being nearly murdered by her boyfriend, a powerful married man, Nola wakes up after the hurricane to discover that half of her body has been burned, and that she has been left for dead, alone, in a New Orleans hospital. Nola goes home to find out that her mother has passed away.
Nola takes this opportunity of a post-apocalyptic setting of lawlessness and rage to take out all of her transgressions on the people responsible for all the wrong that has been done to her.
Issue #4 concludes this mini-series and gives us all the answers to every question that was presented in NOLA. We find out who murdered her father, and all the details of the elaborate cover up.