After being bitten, Skinner Sweet, a notorious outlaw from the Wild West, awakens in the 1920s to discover he is a new breed of vampire and saves a silent film actress, Pearl Jones, from a brood of vampires. He shares with her his power (after biting her) and from there, begins a journey of spilled blood.
What would you do if you were given the opportunity and the means to get away with murder, scot-free? That's the question posed in "100 Bullets", a new graphic novel that combines elements of hard-boiled crime stories and paranoid espionage thrillers as the mysterious Agent Graves offers his "clients" a gun and immunity from prosecution, enabling them to get revenge against those who ruined their lives...if they decide to go through with it.
Spider Jerusalem dedicates himself to fighting the corruption and abuse of power of two successive United States presidents; he and his ("filthy") assistants strive to keep their world from turning more dystopian than it already is while dealing with the struggles of fame and power, brought about due to the popularity of Spider via his articles.
The plot follows (more or less) a single cell of The Invisible College, a secret organization battling against physical and psychic oppression using time travel, magic, meditation, and physical violence. For most of the series, the team includes leader King Mob; Lord Fanny, a Brazilian transgendered shaman; Boy, a former member of the NYPD; Ragged Robin, a telepath with a mysterious past; and Jack Frost, a young hooligan from Liverpool who may be the next Buddha. Their enemies are the Archons of Outer Church, interdimensional alien gods who have already enslaved most of the human race without its knowledge.
The plot of 100 Bullets hinges on the question of whether people would take the chance to get away with revenge. The mysterious Agent Graves approaches someone who has been the victim of a terrible wrong, and gives them the chance to set things right in the form of a nondescript attaché case containing a handgun, 100 bullets, a photograph of a person, and irrefutable evidence that this person is primarily responsible for their woes. He informs the candidate that the bullets are completely untraceable: any police investigation that uncovers one of them will stop.
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