282. Kafka by Steven T. Seagel

Kafka by Steven T. Seagel.  Art by Stefano Gaudiano.

Rating: (4/5)

(US) - (Canada) - (UK)

1990; July 30 2013, Image Comics, 176 pgs

Age: 18+

"A MAN WITH NO PAST HAS SIX DAYS TO RECOVER HIS FUTURE.Dan Hutton lost everything. Adrift in the witness relocation program, Dan is told his new identity has been compromised - by two different groups each claiming to be US agents. Not knowing who to trust, Dan runs - back to the world that took everything he loved."

Received a review copy from the publisher through Netgalley.

This new edition of the Eisner nominated noir thriller has been partially colourized, using the colour as an effect to enhance the storytelling without losing the atmosphere of the original black and white.  This is one of my favourite genres to read in graphic format and here we have a spy/espionage/double agent type of combo going on.  The story is a little out there and removed from reality but then I find a lot of good spy stories to be that way.  Dan Hutton gets screwed around royally and while you knew something was always going to come up to spoil everything again the twists are good ones and I enjoyed the ending.  I especially enjoyed the atmospheric and moody artwork.  Rumour has it that Kenneth Branagh is bringing this to television and I'd definitely be there to watch!