obviously this is a re-read for me...and how wonderful it is to revisit the first 11 issues of Vigilante without digging out the original comics I have stashed away! Vig got graphic-noveled; I'm still stunned that they bothered, but hopefully he'll find a new audience. I'm the old audience, going back yet again. this first chapter in the career of Vigilante is about as normal as things ever were. so hopefully there'll be more Volumes, for when things really get out of control.
the structure of this novel has me wondering how they dealt with the material when they made the film version. maybe I'll have to see it. hm. as far as what the book offers, it's a "novel within a novel" approach, and as a reader fully hooked, I congratulate the author on making me feel so much for Tony and his family, even though I know they are a fiction within a fiction. then there's Susan--what's her deal? and why has Edward shoved his creepy book into her life? I'm really enjoying the layers...great read so far.