Symbols and Archetypes, how they never really change
What is the nice about the Thrillkiller universe is the look of the book. Dan Brereton really does a great job on the art of this book to capture Howard Chaykin's street level pulp crime universe set in an alternate 1961-62 time frame.
I really enjoyed that "Robin" is always the side-kick and in both the mini and the sequel Thrillkiller 62', all the Robins seemed summed up and rolled into "the jacket", making the symbol more important then the man (boy/girl). In the picture above we see a gun wielding, enraged young man, much like Jason Todd was before he died, the man above is not Todd but Dick Grayson. Later other Robin's are given homages, such as the Robin in Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns, all nice touches.
I cannot stress how well this team worked together, Chaykin provided a great paced crime story, but Brereton really gave life to the story visually. The loving embrace of a crying Dick Grayson is one of the finest pages I have ever seen in comics.
The main series is highly recommended, the sequel is nice, not not as good as the original, if you can find this trade I do recommend it, individually, get the mini first. The Sequel is accessible, but not as good.
If you are interested in the individual issue reviews, I have included them below: