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REVIEW: One Last Job #2


REVIEW: One Last Job #2

Book Title: One Last Job #2

Book Description: In the first installment of “One Last Job” we met Thomas. Thomas used to be in the special forces for the military. After leaving the military he entered the world of espionage. Thomas is outstanding in that field. All good things must come to an end. Thomas wants to get out of the game. He has a heart condition that makes it difficult to do the job. He also wants to live to enjoy the golden years with his wife. When he tenders his resignation his boss asks him to complete one last job before retiring. Upon completing the job Thomas returns home to his wife. They can finally have the life they’ve wanted. Trouble is, Thomas isn’t traveling with his wife. This woman is a spy wearing a mask made from a mold of his wife’s face. To save his wife Thomas must complete “One Last Job”.

Book Author: Aaron Dowen

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Catalyst Comics

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Illustrator: Daniel Jimeno

  • Story
  • Interior Art
  • Cover Art
  • Dialogue
  • Mechanics
  • Editing


I read the first issue of “One Last Job” about a year ago and thoroughly enjoyed it and was eager for more. I backed the Kickstarter campaign for the second issue as soon as it came out. It was worth the wait.

In this installment we get more action, more character development, and more intrigue. Who has it in for Thomas? Why is this individual willing to spend this much money and effort to kill Thomas? If they wanted to torment Thomas, why not kill his wife and make it be known that she is dead? These are questions I’m hoping to have answered in the third installment.

I liked the choice of artistic style for the cover. Making the focal point  be the reflection in one of Thomas’s wife’s earrings was very original. The blood on the earring adds to the intensity.

I liked how the interior artwork matched the tempo of the story. There are no wasted panels in this book. I particularly enjoyed seeing Thomas’s method of resolving the issue with the airplane.

Usually I don’t care for spy thrillers. The Jack Ryans and James Bonds of the world don’t really do it for me. “One Last Job” is the exception to the rule. As a geek on a budget I believe that “One Last Job” is well worth the price of admission. It is the rare spy thriller that I ago out of my way to keep up on!

You can get your copy of “One Last Job” #2 on June 2, 2022 at:

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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