No. 1 With A Bullet #6 brings the story to a close with both violence and tenderness. As the true culprit is revealed, Nash and Violet use their love for each other to survive the encounter and return their lives to normalcy. But how long will it last?
No. 1 With A Bullet #6
Written by: Jacob Semahn
Art by: Jorge Corona
Colors by: Jen Hickman
Lettered/Designed by: Steve Wands
Good or bad, all things must come to an end. But which will it be for Nash and Violet? Find out in the explosive series finale of NO. 1 WITH A BULLET!
***This review contains spoilers!***
After last month’s revelation, No. 1 With A Bullet left both the reader and its protagonist with their literal perceptions flipped. Writer Jacob Semahan immediately picks up on this thread and dives right into a very tense and disturbing situation: Nash bound and blindfolded as her girlfriend Violet seemingly reveals herself to be the person who has been destroying Nash’s life. But as has been the case with this series from the get-go, all is not what it seems...SPOILER ALERT…it’s not Violet at all…she too has been sucked into the disturbing obsession of Nash’s ‘No.1’ fan, a man neither them really even knows. Nash figures this out not with her eyes, but with her ears and her heart.
Like the last issue, Semahn once again uses the very real relationship he has created between Nash and Violet to save them. For a series so concerned with social media communication, it’s the very real, very ‘IRL’ connection between two women that conquers the chaos of obsession.
But Semahn is a clever writer, who understands the power of mystery. And although the story wraps up, there still exists a shroud of doubt and the unknown left to linger in everyone’s minds.
Jorge Corona and Jen Hickman outdid themselves with this final issue. Their collaboration has grown stronger with each chapter, culminating in what is the strongest artwork this title has had. There is a great use of so many comic book techniques here; negative space, jarring panel layouts and shapes, and mood-altering coloring.
The lettering is also a stand out; the fonts and word balloon placement helping to create the emotion and tensions.
Now that’s it’s over, No. 1 With A Bullet will undoubtedly be collected into a trade. If you have been on the fence on this title, then please pick that up. Semahn, Corona and Hickman have crafted a twisted, emotional and relevant cyberpunk mystery that will surely become a cult-classic of the medium.