Updated on 16 October, 2021
The John Wick Comic is a follow up to the hit movie, The Wick series. It focuses on the character of John Wick, a hitman for hire who finds himself in the center of an international conspiracy. This new series finds John working not as an hitman but as a private detective. This gives him a unique place in the world of guns and knives.
From the first few pages, I was hooked. This was going to be nothing like The Wick series I had read before. I hadn't enjoyed the dark, steamy, and moody story that this newest comic book series had. So when I started out I was expecting a bit of that. But what I got instead was something that was more action packed and full of romance and comedy. I'm not the type of person to sit and read something with nothing else happening.
From the first few pages I knew something was different. There were more twists, turns, and adventure in the new John Wick Comic. It was a bit of a departure from the previous hitman comic books I had read. This was going to be a whole different level of entertainment. I went into my first issue with high hopes.
Well I don't know where I was when I read that first issue. The main story line revolves around a man made drug called "clips," which is found on dead bodies in the hotel. John is the one who gets the job, but he has a hard time committing because of past crimes. This causes him to go into a mental institution for help with his issues.
The entire premise of the comic series is set in Los Angeles. I was immediately drawn to the city, which offers so much contrast to the dull life of Wick. The action scenes are graphic and often shocking at times. It's evident that star Brandon Lee has found his niche in this new take on the hitman genre.
The one huge thing that drew me to this comic book series was the fact that it wrapped up really well. I have read many comics with incomplete or poor closure, and this is by far the worst. This ending was unexpected, and made me extremely happy. There was also a spin off series for the movie franchise that I would highly recommend.
For fans of the video game series, I definitely recommend the John Wick film. However, if you're not a fan of either of those options you should still check out the prequels to the hit action hero. These two storylines will keep you reading and excited throughout. They also provide an origin story for the character of John Wick. In the future we will see how he becomes a hitman again. Although I think the success of the first movie pretty much speaks for itself, the success of the prequels could very well be the kick start the franchise needed.
So, I hope you enjoyed our review on "The John Wick Comic." We did want to get your anticipation up for the next movie as we thought that the second movie in the hitman series was excellent. Between the trailers and the first couple issues of the comics it looks like these two films may very well continue to succeed beyond their already successful beginnings. These comics are well worth a look!
The movie "John Wick" hits theaters on March 10th, 2021 and we have already seen some fantastic trailers. If you haven't checked them out yet you might want to do so while you're waiting for the official release date to be revealed. Some of the biggest highlights include the professional and entertaining opening credits, the insane action sequences and the intense fight scenes. Some other exciting prequels that have been released are "Baba Yaga" and "Manipour."
It's safe to say that "The John Wick" is going to be a huge success. The film only cost $35 million to produce and has made a very nice profit for distributor Lionsgate. The overall response has been positive from moviegoers and movie critics. The only other movie this year that has generated a high buzz is "A Walk Among the Living," which was directed by David Fincher. The overall critical reaction to the film was good but the audience response was not as positive.
The John Wick Movie franchise will continue to grow and become one of the most popular comic book based movies of all time. It's interesting that after three movies, there is still a new character introduced in "The Dark Knight Rises." Could "The Wick" be part of the franchise where the original character is reintroduced and the writers write new stories about him? That would make sense and it could really help boost ticket sales. The best thing is that all of these characters are getting their own spin off so we'll never be bored with the John Wick story.