Gangsta: Volume 5 manga review
By Leroy Douresseaux
February 15, 2015 - 20:04
|Gangsta Volume 5 cover image is courtesy of barnesandnoble.com.
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Rated “M” for “Mature”
The tough city of Ergastulum
is filled with mafia types, petty thieves, and everything in between. The law of violence takes precedence over the rule of law. Gangsta
focuses on the "Handymen," 34-year-old Nicolas “Nic” Brown
and 35-year-old Worick Arcangelo
. They are the guys who take care of the jobs no one else will handle – from mundane deliveries to extrajudicial killings.
As Gangsta, Vol. 5
(Chapters 23 to 28) opens, the Hunters
and the Destroyers
(a group of Hunters) continue their rampage through the Twilight
community. Dr. Theo
, the only physician who helps Twilights, takes care of those wounded by the Hunters, Erica
. Meanwhile, new Destroyers make their presence known, and Worick battles the vicious Striker
After digging into the past, the Gangsta
manga returns to the very bloody present. Gangsta Volume 5
does what the series does best – brutal, mortal combat. The “heroes” are on the run, and this volume portends something big just over the horizon of this narrative. Vol. 5 is not the best jump-on point for new readers, but it is reason enough to start at Vol. 1 and work your way up to it.
Readers looking for some violent VIZ Signature action will want to get Gangsta
Rating: A- /10
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