This is a huge compilation and a lot of now obviously interlocking story arcs with increasingly interesting characters that you come to care about. Some even moving, such as the jazz musician story.Tigers make their way into one story.Thrown bear traps in another. I like that Wylie, and April, a lot.Lono is a Miller type character, cartoonly muscled, crazy, and even he is someone you come to care about (as you do with Miller's characters).
Not for the squeamish,this 100 Bullets, that's for sure. Massacres abound. And then these small human interest stories threaded in. Again, Azzarello owes something to Miller with his storytelling, and Risso matches him with his art. I still prefer Brubaker and Phillips for doing different things with the genre, for those new ideas, but this is surprisingly carefully done. Like The Game of Thrones in a way, Azzarello is not so fond of any of his characters that he won't get rid of them... so that happens.