The Executor, one of the "graphic mysteries" from the Vertigo Crime line, revolves around former NHL enforcer Joe, who finds himself going back to his decrepit home town when his high school girlfriend is found dead with him named as the executor of her will. What Joe uncovers is that her death was no accident, and that the town's buried secrets are rising upwards, and that no one may escape. While The Executor is fairly compelling, writer Jon Evans' dialogue is stale, and the motivations and characterizations of many of the characters, villains and victims alike, feel simply half-hearted. That being said, the artwork of Andrea Mutti is wonderful, and may very well be the best to be found in any of these Vertigo Crime books yet. All in all, The Executor isn't bad, but there isn't anything here other than the artwork that makes it really worth recommending.