Out tomorrow from publisher, Dark Horse Comics, and creator, Francesco Francavilla
, is the fourth and final chapter in No Way Out
starring Francavilla's Black Beetle.
No Way Out
is centered on the Black Beetle and takes place in a fictional universe that’s based in Colt City. The Black Beetle has been investigating a culling of Colt City's underworld figures at the hands of the mysterious Labyrinto. Labyrinto has always managed to stay one step ahead of the Beetle...until now.
No Way Out
has been a great read. Francavilla's got his thumb right on the pulpy pulse of Colt City. The corruption runs deep and only the Black Beetle stands between the citizens and the criminals. If his Phantom of the Paradise
headgear doesn't scare you straight, his matte black automatic will stop you cold.
From the sewers to the suburbs, No Way Out
has laid out a well-paced mystery and allowed the Black Beetle to vigilante his way through it. Issue four pays off with the identity of Labyrinto exposed and a final battle between the villain and the Beetle. It also neatly sets up the next arc featuring something called Necrologue.
I can hardly wait until the fall to see what that's all about.
In the meantime, give No Way Out a read. Back issues are available and the collected hardback edition is currently on pre-order HERE
If you like your heroes pulpy or noiry or both take a trip to Colt City with No Way Out