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Comics Review: “Red”

In Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s Red, Paul Moses is a monster. The former CIA operative who can’t escape the memories of the acts he did in the name of his country doesn’t look like a monster. Hamner draws the man rather nondescriptly; it’s difficult to pin down his age just looking at him. The lines in his face and his cold eyes are easily as much due to experience as they could be to age so it’s shocking when later in the book, Ellis and Hamner imply that Montgomery pulled the trigger in Dallas in 1963 under the orders of the Agency. Here is a man who has been around. By his own definition, he’s a true man, not one of these boys who runs the CIA nowadays. The acts that made him a man are also the ones that he’s being hunted for now as a new CIA Director is shocked after learning about the existence and atrocities that Paul Montgomery performed in the name of the United States of America. There’s not …