Z-View: Bullet to the Head #1 by Matz and Wilson

Bullet to the Head is a six issue mini-series from Dynamite Comics. Originally printed in France as Du plomb dans la tête (which roughly translates to Lead in the Head), the story was later optioned and adapted into a Sylvester Stallone movie.

Written by Matz
Art by Colin Wilson
Colors by Chris Blythe
Letters by Colin Wilson

Two cops. Two killers. A political scandal. One beautiful corpse. And a city gripped with fear. Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents Bullet to the Head – a classic crime noir tale of violence and revenge from writer Matz (Killer) and artist Colin Wilson (Star Wars Invasion)!

*** Beware – spoilers may be found below *** The Good

  • The art by Colin Wilson and colors by Chris Blythe work well together.
  • Nice set up by Matz – a pair of hitmen hired to kill a senator with mob ties and a pair of cops assigned to investigate the Senator’s murder are about to find out that things aren’t what they seem.
  • Page 14 — awesome writing, art and colors.  Excellent page.
  • “This ******** about buying ourselves some time by withholding everything from the press… I don’t like it, so I’m going to do things my way, just in case.”
  • “I sense trouble.”

The Bad:

  • Stepping into dog mess wearing two thousand dollar shoes.
  • Wrong place, wrong time for a young girl.
  • “… They want everything to remain secret.  For now, officially, the Senator had a heart attack, and we have one body in this room.  Is that clear?”

The Ugly:

  • Being the dog that left the mess that a hitman steps in.

is for mature audiences due to violence, adult language and situations.  

Rating: 4 out of 5