The Last Contract is ultimately the story of a man, a nameless hitman, who represents, in a Sisyphus-like manner, someone who cannot escape the world and activities they have been cursed to repeat. Even after retirement and an attempt at making a life for himself, The Man has found himself in the middle of a heated scenario.
The first issue of The Last Contract introduced the main character without a name, designated only as ‘The Man.’ He was last left off on the hunt, forced out of retirement, for a blackmailer who holds some information that ties The Man and a fellow criminal named Burrell amongst others to a list of hits that, if publicized, would reveal their hidden businesses.
The Last Contract starts off with a heavy foot to the pedal, creating a world quite quickly with characters that have a real sense of history. It is very difficult to take a hitman as a character and produce a story that feels fresh and exciting but it appears that this title is in more than capable hands.
Hit: 1957 #1 Written by Bryce Carlson Art by Vanesa R. Del Rey Colors by Niko Guardia Published by BOOM! Studios Noir might be beaten & bloodied to a pulp, but in Hit: 1957 #1, it is alive and well. Seeping out of this book, really. The opening narration is wonderfully dramatic, especially if you read it with that gravelly, smoke-filled voice that’s …