Comic Review: John Wick #1 (Dynamite)

The only thing I really need to say is John Wick Origin Story! There that should be enough to make you read this comic. John Wick is an awesome character, […]

The only thing I really need to say is John Wick Origin Story! There that should be enough to make you read this comic.

John Wick is an awesome character, on screen and now in print. This issue plucks the character straight from the screen in superb detail, in fact, I’m pretty sure I read it in Keanus voice. John wants a quiet life but at the mention of an old acquaintance, he gets dragged into the criminal underworld. For now its personal but we know he ends up being one of the best assassins out there and it a safe bet that will be some ride from here till then.

There are definite nods to the film like the assassin coin and the Continental but even if you have never seen the films this is a brilliant comic, it’s action-packed all the way through and even the set up pages are full of tension and by the looks of the final page it doesn’t look like its going to slow down any. The imagery is really cool it draws you into the action and the flashback to Pecos is amazingly striking and drives home his character and what he is capable of so you really root for John as he crashes onto the scene.

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement