Sleeper: Season One

August 11, 2009 | Trades

Sleeper: Season One
Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Wildstorm/DC Comics
$27.99/$24.99 US (Paperback)
**** 1/2 (out of five)

His best friend is a thug, his girlfriend is a psychopathic killer and his boss just might be the biggest criminal on the planet.

And believe it or not, Holden Carver is on the side of angels.

With the only person who knows he’s a double agent inside a massive meta-criminal organization in a coma, Carver is stuck playing the role of thief, spy and even killer or he risks exposing his true allegiances to his employer, the influential and deadly, Tao.

But just how far will Carver go to protect himself? Killing other crooks is one thing, but is he willing to take out innocents to maintain his cover? Will there still be a way out someday if he goes too far? And will he want to take it after everything he’s seen and done?

This masterpiece by writer Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Daredevil) and Sean Phillips (Criminal) is truly gripping stuff, filled with unexpected twists and turns and blended with a hint of black humour and scores of well-constructed characters that will engross you until the final page — and then have you clamouring for Season 2.

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