The gritty, Southern-noir style of writing pairs well with the setting and characters and the way they are depicted in rich grayscale illustrations ... Fans of the crime genre will enjoy this, as will readers of native Texans Greg Ruth and Ethan Hawke’s previous collaboration.
[A] Texas crime story, heavy with sticky-hot atmosphere and rippling with familial melodrama ... Ruth’s naturalistic art and washed-out sandy coloring bring a timeless feel to the action while also highlighting its cinematic qualities ... Neatly balancing pulpy thrills with well-observed father-son dynamics, this is a genre tale that punches above its weight.
The story is swift and breezy, relying on archetypes and pattering dialogue to fill in characters painted mostly in broad strokes .. Exceptional art ... The near photorealism and energy of Ruth’s linework are absolutely gorgeous ... But the story’s reliance on Hollywood tropes keeps the tale from full poignancy. Rich art in need of a richer story.