The world didnt seem to need a man like Harry Exton any An ex soldier and mercenary, Harry was a human killing machine without a vocation, until an old colleague told him about The Game The players, known as Button Men are paid to fight to the death in a modern day gladiatorial contest Organised by mysterious backers known as Voices, the killing game offers bountiful financial rewards if you live Harry decides to participate, but soon discovers that death offers the only way out The world didnt seem to need a man like Harry Exton any An ex soldier and mercenary, Harry was a human killing machine without a vocation, until an old colleague told him about The Game The players, known as Button Men are paid to fight to the death in a modern day gladiatorial contest Organised by mysterious backers known as Voices, the killing game offers bountiful financial rewards if you live Harry decides to participate, but soon discovers that death offers the only way out Written by John Wagner Judge Dredd, A History of Violence with art by Arthur Ranson Anderson Psi Division, Mazeworld Button Man is an action packed thriller, deservedly regarded as one of the greatest strips ever to be published in 2000 AD....
|Title||:||Button Man: Get Harry Ex|
|Publisher||:||2000 AD Original edition September 17, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
|File Size||:||584 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Button Man: Get Harry Ex Reviews
Arthur Ranson's art is absolutely superb. Button Man comes with an engaging plot, and reprints the entire run in an elegant, high-quality volume. Highly recommended.
Enthralling! This is probably the best story I've read from 2000 AD! I had never heard the term "button man" before but oddly enough while I was reading this I also was reading a novel where one character said to another, you're not a button man you know. So, I looked it up and it is a real term used in the mafia, gangs, etc. meaning a low-ranking hired killer (ie. a muscle man). So this is what Harry is. He becomes entrapped in a high stakes "Killing Game", not fully aware of the permanence of the position. He becomes the best player around and then he wants out. So the rest of the stories surround Harry trying to get out of the game. Unusual coming from 2000 AD, this is realistic fiction (no sci-fi or fantasy here) with a top-notch thriller, espionage for bored business men "game" at its centre. An intense story, violent, and one where you never know what will happen next. Harry is a likeable guy, to a point. I was rooting for him, he was in an inescapable position, but on the other hand he is just as (more!) much a ruthless, heartless killer in the game as anyone else. This collection here brings together Books 1-3 of the strips from the comic magazine. The ending is quite shocking but a good finite conclusion to the book. However, there has been a continuation of the series and it has not been closed off as finished.
This is the story of a former mercenary named Harry Exton who is recruited by an old compadre into a `game' in which soldiers of fortune are sponsored by wealthy investors (called Voices, because they're only heard on the telephone) to fight it out gladiatorial style in a variety of settings, from the nighted English countryside, to an abandoned tenement, to the very streets of London. There's a lot of `dosh' to be made, but Harry doesn't like being boxed in. After a particularly deadly game, on a whim to test his Voice, he wonders aloud what would happen if he were to up and quit. That's enough for the Voices, and in the very next game Harry is set up for the kill. But Harry X is a lot more resourceful than they think...
Absolutely top notch. You just can't find artwork like this anywhere. It's amazing. The art style is realistic, yet at the same intense and energetic. Every page has panels that are just astonishing, often all of them. Comics are a tough medium. The demands on an artist are unreasonable. Ranson stepped up and delivered, and then some. Wagner's story, or sequence of stories, is powerful and intense. There's no fat on this thing anywhere. Every line of dialog, every panel, pushes the story and the action forward. Highly recommended.