100 Bullets: Brother Lono has shown us a man who doesn’t trust himself not to be violent handling threats to himself and others with peace and restraint. Needless to say, those making those threats are starting to push his limits.
Brother Lono reunites Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso with one of the most popular characters from 100 Bullets, but it’s a very different type of story. 100 Bullets was a kinetic thriller, but Brother Lono is more of a noir. We’re still not sure how, precisely, Lono wound up at a Mexican orphanage, getting drunk in town and being shepherded back to his cot by the local police, but the book is more concerned with the “why”: Lono is genuinely repentant, looking for something to salvage his soul after the sometimes monstrous things he’s done.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the guy is going to catch much of a break in that respect, if these pages are any indication.