I’m sure you’ve all heard about the Wanted movie that’s come out in recent weeks. I’m not here to talk about that. I’m here to talk about the comic that the movie is kinda, sorta, maybe, if you squint enough, based upon.

I picked this one up while on my hunt for the Watchmen last week. It’s pretty short, so I started reading it on the subway on the way home. I finished it off this weekend.

Wanted is excellent. The writing, art and execution are all very well done. Although, if you don’t like mature content, I’d say skip this one.

Wanted is a story about villains. Super-villains to be exact. It’s the story of one mans rise from the drudgery of modern day to being the worlds greatest killer. There are a lot of little references and nods towards real comic book heros and villains but none are mentioned straight out.

I really liked the concept for this book and I’ve always had a soft spot for the villain as the hero (see Villains by Necessity for a great villain as hero novel) so this book appealed to me.

I’ve you’ve read a few graphic novels, maybe cut your teeth on some Preacher, give Wanted a go. You maybe pleasantly surprised. Or, you’ll throw the book across the room, burn it and say 100 Hail Marys to purge yourself after.

One or the other.