May 19, 2008 | Comics
Joe Casey, Chris Burnham
$12.99 US (Paperback)
*** ½ (out of five)
Parole officer Nixon Cooper has always tried to treat his cases with dignity and humanity — even if some of them may not qualify as human anymore.
Nixon’s job of keeping track of metahuman parolees has always been tough, but things get much tougher when one of them decides to make things personal and sets out to destroy his caseworker’s life.
Meanwhile, Nixon’s also got to try and keep a bunch of would-be reformed crooks from slipping back down a dark path, including an ex-hitman who’s been contracted to kill the man Nixon knows is sleeping with his wife!
Full of bizarre-yet-likable characters and featuring a fast-moving and well-constructed plot by writer Joe Casey (Godland) and impressive art by Chris Burnham, Nixon’s Pals is a very fine example of quality super-hero crime noir.