This story y’all. I’m in awe of it. I was putzing, not wanting to do anything today but I forced myself to open this, and boy am I glad I did. Carver: A Paris Story is not like any other comic I’ve ever read before. It’s gritty. It’s multilingual. It’s violent. It’s poignant. It is insane. And only a tad confusing.
The main character, Carver, is a bad man. Or at least, if you ask him he is. He’s a man on a mission, and lord help anyone who gets in his way. Carver is a shoot first, ask questions later kind of man, and he doesn’t take kindly to people who send their men to “talk” to him. In Paris to get something done, Carver isn’t aware of all the plots being hatched against him. And if that isn’t enough of a shock, there is also a friend thought dead who isn’t, and a run in with a past love who has secrets of her own.
The story is maybe not so easy to follow, with the flashbacks and the parts that are in French and German, but it’s worth it. Carver is a complex character, much more than you would think when shown a gunslinger type persona. The only thing about the story that I was a tiny bit unhappy with was the backstory of the man in the mask. You’re not given any real reason for why he does what he does, which is a head-scratcher, as what he does is sorta insane. I cannot wait to see where the writers take this story. I hope that there is much more to come, as the characters are really well written and I love the noir style.
Carver: A Paris Story is available today on Amazon