3.5 Quite an interesting and twisted story Although i found that when the book then jumped into a flashback to explain the history it made the story feel disjointed and i found the ending anticlimatic Ok, finished Took me soooo long because I lost the book for about 3 months I actually removed it from my currently reading list because I have given up all hope of finding it I don t think it was my think I found the story a bit tiresome and repetitive. An unflinching psychosexual thriller Milligan s poetic script is perfectly paired with McKeever s expressionistic visuals I read this over the course of the evening and could not put it down An essential stop on any survey of Vertigo s golden age. There s a long list of rules, some written some not, that define modern civilization This story explores what happens when someone ignores the rules, becomes a killer and turns taking the life of his targets into a sexual obsession The four parts of the story aren t chronological, which adds some fun twists, though I expect even the normal timeline would have been just as enjoyable Each issue is narrated in the first person by the main chracters, which reveals each character s inner struggles that lead to pivotal changes in their lives The Extremist suit doesn t destroy the lives of just its targets, but also its wearers.Jack Tanner was the assassin called the Extremist who works for the Order With Jack killed, his wife Judy decides to don the latex suit and assume the Extremist identity to discover Jack s killer The Order has influential members that engage in orgies where the Extremist is a star attraction in the dominator role view spoiler Judy is obsessed with her alternate identity, even with the suit itself and takes great pleasure in wearing it Punishing Jack s killer isn t as fulfilling as she expected With her mission completed, she tries to put the suit away, but Patrick convinces her to reconsider He is Jack s real killer and worked with him when he was the Extremist.The second issue goes back in time to when Jack was alive, in the suit of the Extremist and working with Patrick He silences a journalist that infiltrated the Order, but sees killing his wife as wrong, though she tried to expose the Order with her husband s findings Jack reluctantly does the deed, but the Order s rapings and pedophile acts convince Jack to leave it behind forever He gets killed before he can do it.Judy finds Jack s audio journal and, in her grief, gets drawn to the Extremist costume Her first kill for the Order makes her commit to the suit wholeheartedly.A nighbour named Tony Murphy finds one of Jack s tapes He is quite distraught by what he hears His curiousity makes him break into Jack s apartment where he finds Judy s tapes recorder while she was wearing the suit He becomes obsessed by the Extremist suit, just like Judy was, and with finding out what happened to Judy This causes troubles in his family It ends tragically for him when Judy tracks him down and kills him hide spoiler Edici N Espa Ola De La Pol Mica Miniserie Que Peter Milligan Escribiera All Por Para La Entonces Emergente L Nea VertigoCuando El Aparentemente Insignificante Jack Tanner Muere Asesinado En Extra As Circunstancias, Deja Tras De S Un Legado Vital Que Cambiar La Vida De Sus M S Pr Ximos Allegados Unas Cintas Que Delatan Que En Realidad Ejerc A En Secreto Como The Extremist , Una Figura Simb Lica Que Es Al Mismo Tiempo Icono, Protector Y Regulador De Una Orden Que, Regentada Por El Enigm Tico Patrick, Se Dedica A Satisfacer Los M S Voluptuosos E Ntimos Deseos De Sus Miembros Originally published as a four issue mini series The miniseries took what we re supposed to see as superheroics to their most risqu Murder, sex, amorality anything is permissible with the suit on THE EXTREMIST follows three ordinary people who succumb to the allure of a mask and a costume and all the power that comes with it, creating a shocking and controversial exploration of the nature of freedom and sexuality.Problem is, not once did I associate the Extremist with superheroics The leather clad character reminded me of a serial killer in SM leathers than anything else The only interesting twist is that the costume is taken up by 3 different characters geez, I hope they took it to the dry cleaners before putting it on All 3 characters are easily mainipulated by the SM mafia like chief hedonist bi sexual boss.Judy Tanner, grieving after the murder of her husband Jack, desires to get revenge on the murderer She submerges her identity into that of The Extremist , an alias her husband went by in both his life as a patron of the most extreme sex clubs, and as a hired assassin for a shadowy organization called The Order Judy eventually murders a woman she believes to be her husband s killer, but later learns the real killer was a man named Patrick, the Chief Hedonist of the Order Patrick claims he killed Jack in order to manipulate Judy into becoming the Extremist, and manipulate her into killing an innocent woman to liberate her from her bourgeois moral system.After Judy goes missing, her neighbor Tony Murphy attempts to find her, while discovering and about what The Extremist really is, and is both ashamed and titillated by his discoveries In his quest to find Judy, Tony s obsession prompts his wife and newborn child to leave him, although he does eventually manage to track Judy down, after which view spoiler a thoroughly indoctrinated Judy kills him to prevent him from exposing her activities or those of the order hide spoiler I knew going into this that this book was completed during McKeever s dark period, and he is less in love with his for hire work than his creator owned stuff, but this book is fantastically beautiful The story isn t anything groundbreaking, but the art his heartstopping and worth the price of purchase alone Enjoyed this one enormously. Il costume guida l eroe, il costume lo trasforma Lo eleva dalla sua condizione precendente, lo rende meno umano, pi estremo La storia di extremist questa 3 persone girano intorno a un costume in lattice, maschera del protettore di una setta di depravati C l estremista iniziale, che vive la sua doppia vita con una moglie per cui nutre affetto ma un poco celato disprezzo, e si libera solo quando indossa la sua identit estrema Peccato che il gioco lo logori, finch non esce di scena, ucciso da uno dei capi della sua stessa setta La moglie raccoglie il suo lascito trova per caso il costume, viene per caso a scontrarsi con la vita nascosta di suo marito, ci si immerge per trovarne gli assassini, li scopre e ci va a letto Cambia, accetta la sua condizione Il terzo personaggio il vicino, che per caso conoscer il costume, ne subir l influsso riuscendo a neutralizzarlo, ma finir vittima inevitabile The extremist una riuscita riflessione sul rapporto fra uomo e costume, fra azioni e autorit auto imposta Il racconto bello e soprattutto ben architettato, con storie ad incastro che si avviluppano fino alla conclusione I disegni sono carini, non eccezionali, volenterosi ma non stilosi come vorrebbero. Tras enviudar en violentas circunstancias, Judy Tanner descubre la vida oculta que su esposo Jack manten a bajo una s rdida identidad supuesto protector de una sociedad secreta cuyo traje fetichista libera el lado oscuro y reprimido de quien lo calza Publicada en los primeros a os del sello Vertigo, The Extremist acusa la intenci n transgresora compartida por muchos t tulos de esa etapa inicial al no buscar la empat a del lector, sino enfrentarlo con los deseos que anhela bajo su m scara personal sin las restricciones ni los convencionalismos cotidianos Al enfundarse el traje, el ente que surge desecha tab es y abraza un filoso hedonismo al costo de su individualidad barrera ltima contra la que arremete este iconoclasta alter ego impulsado por su gu a, el manipulador Patrick Judy, Jack y hasta el vecino Tony ser n el canal de un relato gratamente inc modo que firma el magistral Peter Milligan e ilustra con maestr a Ted McKeever, dupla perfecta para una miniserie aclamada en su momento, aunque de pobre respuesta en ventas. A very Peter Milligan y book from Peter Milligan, once again exploring theme of somebody with a dull existence being shocked out of their routine and journeying into some sort of psychotic and depraved lifestyle think Fight Club, etc I ve finally taken notice that he explores this quite often, but it always works for me, and the stories are varied and witty and exciting enough to be worth reading every time he can really stun you with a line of dialogue I really enjoyed this one, which had me really hooked by about halfway through No spoilersbut it s well worth reading and too bad DC hasn t seen fit to properly collect it.
- 104 pages
- the extremist (1-4) mini series
- Peter Milligan
- 08 May 2019 Peter Milligan