Broken City turns the Dark Knight over to scripter Azzarello and artist Risso, the team behind the nail-tough crime series 100 Bullets.
Azzarello ignores the character’s larger-than-life, Shadow-like grandeur, offering instead a crudely sadistic vigilante. As in 100 Bullets, Risso’s art is an eye-stopping blend of noir-ish chiaroscuro and crisp, clear-line elegance (with nods to Frank Miller and Tim Sale). Though Risso’s breakdowns can be perplexing, they are startling, compensating to a degree for Azzarello’s unremitting bleakness, while partaking of the same grim attitude.
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