‘Bullet Gal #6:’ Advance Comic Book Review

It’s the Christmas issue of Bullet Gal, and so of course, we begin with our heroine lying bleeding on the ground after being shot. By now, we should know to expect nothing less of Andrez Bergen’s gritty noir comic. Of course, it’s not exactly a Christmas-themed issue, but it does feature a Santa hat on the front cover.

As we flash back to how Mitzi/Bullet Gal came to be shot, we see her sharing a Yuletide drink with Lee, not long after the death of the other Lee. This Lee is not the same, and it shows. She’s still getting used to him, getting used to the whole situation . . . and then he drops a major bombshell on her about what Heropa is and what it means for her. And, in the middle of it all, she’s shot by mob underlings, on the order of Brigit, our French female assassin.

This issue, more than any other so far, I think, does a lot to connect the comic back up with the novel from which the characters and setting originate, Who Is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? If you haven’t read it yet, some of this may seem a bit out of left field. If you have read it, though, things are really starting to come together in some pretty fun ways.

This is a great issue, which opens up a lot of doors for the future (We’re halfway through the comic’s run at this point.) and sets the stage for what’s to come in the novel. You should definitely check out Bullet Gal #6 and also Who Is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? Not only will it help you understand what’s going on in Bullet Gal, it’s also a great read on its own.

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