The first arc of
this title comes to its penultimate chapter in "Driven." Peter J.
Tomasi pushes the envelope with the use of extreme violence at the
same time that the emotional intensity of the story reaches its
peak. It is strange to categorize such brutality as justifiable, but
in terms of the plot, anything less would not have sparked the
passions needed to bring it to such a jarring final act.
Patrick Gleason also
upped the ante by translating Tomasi's words into energetic panels
that conveyed the desperation and anguish this arc has exploited so
well; dialog was almost unnecessary with his fine style. Along with
Mick Gray's inks and John Kalisz's colors, the whole art team has
made of "Born to Kill" an exciting saga with cinematic qualities,
and with an epilogue issue still to go, a definitive must have.