Title: Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1
Words: Mark Millar
Art: Simone Bianchi
Published: February 20, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: Set in a brilliant new sci-fi universe, Sharkey is a blue-collar bounty hunter who tracks criminals across the galaxy in his converted, rocket-powered ice-cream truck. Aided and abetted by his ten-year-old partner, he’s out for the biggest bounty of his career. HOLLYWOOD NEWS! Netflix’s latest live-action project from Mark Millar. Read the comic before you see the movie!
Sharkey, a rocket-powered-ice-cream-truck-driving bounty hunter, who owes quite a bit of money to quite a few people, is on the trail of his biggest score to date; it’s looking like his debts will be paid and all will be well until, of course, a green child shows up at his doorstep, looking to hitch a ride home.
From start to finish, Sharkey the Bounty Hunter #1 feels fresh and authentic, and it maintains a high-energy level that will continue to serve the series well, I am sure, when the proverbial shit hits the fan and the series takes a darker, or perhaps, more serious turn. Regardless of what may or will happen, what’s happening now is impressive.
Mark Millar’s newest character creation is certainly one of his most interesting; aside from being a purple-skinned bounty hunter that rides around through space in a rocket-powered ice cream truck, Sharkey has a rich past that’s filled with complexity and tribulation; and, he’s the kind of man that can keep the stories coming so long as the next round is on whoever is listening. Millar hints that there’s more to Sharkey than meets the eye and, in doing so, generates a great deal of interest and good reason to keep reading.
Simone Bianchi’s artwork is highly detailed and just oozes Sci-fi goodness that engulfs readers and immerses them in an exciting new world that’s rich with authenticity and complexity. Thus far, Bianchi’s character work has been impressive as emotions and expressions are expertly rendered , but, I am confident that we’ve only been offered a taste of the beauty that will be found throughout this series. Visually, Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1 is stunning.
I’m impressed, I’m excited, and I am eager to continue reading what promises to be an epic and unforgettable story; Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1 is not to be missed.
The Bottom Line
Sharkey The Bounty Hunter immerses readers in an authentic world that’s teeming with sci-fi goodness and introduces a new character who I’d love to have a drink with, as long as we didn’t share a tab. Visually impressive and wonderfully written, Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1 is a must-read.