Title: Grendel: Devil by the Deed
Author: Matt Wagner
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Check this book out on Goodreads.
A successful novelist by day, Hunter Rose becomes the unstoppable assassin Grendel by night, the leader of a vast criminal empire opposed by the mysterious wolf Argent. (Source: Goodreads)
Hunter Rose, a child protege, becomes an unstoppable assassin, Grendel, leading the criminal world of the entire East Coast, all the while being a famous author and father to an adopted young girl. This book documents the final battle between Grendel and his rival, Argent, the mysterious wolf who battles against him across the city at night.
This comic was lent to me by a friend who said it was one of their absolute favourites. That set the bar pretty high. The book definitely lived up to the hype it was given. This book is one of the most unique graphic novels I’ve ever read. The art, an art deco style, is amazing with fantastic colour palette and interesting use of space. The story is told through literary text instead of detail and speech bubbles. The story was engaging and unique, using a fantastic twist of the classic hero and villain characters.
This is likely to become one of my most highly recommend graphic novels and I’m definitely going to share it with my close friends in the near future.