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The Couriers. 02, Dirtbike manifesto
Wood, Brian.
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First edition.
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San Francisco : AiT/Planet Lar, [2004]

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1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
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Sometimes Moustafa and Special, The Couriers, run guns. Yeah, it's not themost admirable job in the world to take on, but they got rent to pay and ammo tobuy, and M has acquired a rather expensive new hobby: building the ultimatemotocross dirtbike from scratch. But their latest gig goes bad... all kinds ofwrong... and it ticks 'em off. They head to upstate New York to track the gunsto the source to and get a little vengeance and get P-A-I-D in the process. Ever been to these half-dead New York towns? The slow economy hits hard upthere, and the streets are dead on a weekend, and half the shops are boarded up.Lots of pissed off people with too much time on their hands, and half of 'em ownguns... don't need two young arrogant punks from The City to roll into town likethey own the place...

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Booklist Review

The Couriers, whose second graphic-novel adventure this is, are young urban mercenaries (yummies ?) Moustafa and Special (a female), who deliver stuff you just can't give to any bike messenger-- drugs, weapons, various kinds of payoff-- because bike messengers are gonna freak when the recipients pull heat on 'em and say they'll keep delivery and payment or return merchandise, so to speak, and oh, yeah, you (the messenger) won't be going to the next client--ever. This scenario unfolds early here, but Moustafa, Special, and Ryan handle it perfectly, with bullets and big-ass four-wheel-drive pickups. 'Cept Ryan gets killed. Tracing the killers to redneck territory upstate (New York), our two lethal slick city-zens head north. Mostly chasing and fighting (with guns, knives, fists, whatever), this opus might be fairly boring as a movie but is pretty impressive here, thanks to Rob G's way--in black and white, yet--with smeared lines for speed, glowing light effects, and cloud, mist, and dust effects that give a subtle 3-D look whenever he uses them. --Ray Olson Copyright 2004 Booklist