July 9, 2007 | Comics
Drawn And Quarterly
$21.95/$19.95 US (Hardcover)
**** (out of five)
Koby Franco hasn’t seen his dad in over two years — and frankly he doesn’t care too much.
So he’s not sure how he should feel when a soldier named Numi contacts him and tells him his father may have been the victim of a suicide bombing.
With mixed emotions, Koby reluctantly joins Numi is her search to discover if Gabriel Franco was, in fact, the person who was killed in the attack as he also seeks the truth behind her interest in the case.
As the pair rides a roller-coaster of emotions through their investigation, the question is: Is Gabriel really dead, or just the deadbeat dad Koby believes him to be?
Set against the backdrop of modern-day Tel Aviv, Exit Wounds is a thoughtful look at the fragility of life, love and relationships both familial and otherwise.
Writer/illustrator Rutu Modan, highly acclaimed in her native Israel, finally has her work debut in North America — and it’s an impressive one.