Sam & Twitch: The Brian Michael Bendis Collection

May 8, 2006 | Trades


Sam & Twitch: The Brian Michael Bendis Collection
Image Comics
$28.75/$24.95 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

Now: Brian Michael Bendis is Mr. Marvel after writing the adventures of almost all of the comic book giant’s major characters at different times over the past five years.
Then: Bendis is still cutting his teeth as a comic book writer when infamous creator Todd McFarlane, enamoured by Bendis’ book Torso, offers him a shot at penning the tales of a couple of Spawn spin-off characters, Sam & Twitch.
Back in 1999, there wasn’t much love left for Spawn or its characters (McFarlane had left the book and sales began to sag), and Bendis was a little-known quantity. But in what has now become a Bendis trademark, he made the most of what he had and through great characterization and dialogue turned a tale of two down-on-their-luck cops into comic book gold.
This first (and hopefully not the last) new collection of Bendis’ Sam & Twitch stories sees the duo embroiled in a mystery that involves duplicated body parts, disappearing hitmen, a killer flu bug, corrupt cops and a shocking betrayal.
If you love Bendis’ work, this one is a must.

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