Comic Review: Polar Volume 4: The Kaiser Falls HC (Dark Horse)

The aging assassin Black Kaiser emerges from retirement in Polar: The Kaiser Falls, from Dark Horse. Kaiser, a hit man from wayyy back, has had better days. He’s now old, […]

The aging assassin Black Kaiser emerges from retirement in Polar: The Kaiser Falls, from Dark Horse.

Kaiser, a hit man from wayyy back, has had better days. He’s now old, slower but still wading into danger and fighting the good fight. Especially when it’s personal.

Volume 4 of this series of Graphic Novels starts off slowly. It’s perhaps an attempt to give us a counterpoint to Black Kaiser’s past exploits, all guns and sex and violence. Creator Victor Santos slowly ramps up the drama, until it’s back to being black, white and bloody all over again.

The drawings are strong, the silhouettes striking, and the dialogue terse. There are a few misspellings along the way, but they don’t detract from this volume’s glowing intensity. Check it out now, my funk soul brother!

Dark Horse, Polar: The Kaiser Falls, $19.99 for 174 pages of content, rated 14 years

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!