C-Cubed Comic Book Review: “Painkiller Jane: Heartbreaker”

Hello, my friends.  It’s been a while, but I’m back to give my thoughts upon a singular comic book storyline.  Just like last time, I’ve got some unfinished business to take care of.  Back in November 2021, I made a three-part retrospective covering the independently-made character known as “Painkiller Jane”.  Throughout the various adventures that a handful of publishers have covered during her first quarter-century of existence, she’s joined forces with a vigilante group of young women known as the 22 Brides a couple of times, opposed & then made peace with a crime boss named Don Joe Fonti, confronted a mournful doctor who had to kill people just because he predicted far-more gruesome deaths from them, usurped an underground king, teamed up with various comic book characters in several one-shot stories, tangled with a disturbing family of human traffickers, developed her romantic feelings for someone from the same sex while helping that same female assassin get some justice as they confronted a dangerous gun trafficking ring, get pushed to her physical limit against a familiar time-displaced robotic fiend from a war-torn future, have a short tale where she stopped an elementary school hold-up while also dealing with a reporter who chastises her crime-fighting methods, protected a young Saudi princess from the hired hitmen of a jealous sibling’s wrath, explored the origin of her friendship with a fellow detective friend, got to the bottom of a bombing scheme that was tied to a close ally, dealt with a complicated kidnapping & blackmail scheme and even teamed up with a golem in order to stop another human trafficking operation.  This time around, we have another singular tale to tell that will take our main anti-heroine overseas for a merciless mission.

Icon Comics PaperFilms

Her Cosmic Joke Of A Life: A “Painkiller Jane” Retrospective (Part 3)

Hello, my friends.  Even after battling various kinds of villainous scum alongside close friends, familiar allies and even some familiar comic book characters, our favorite anti-heroine is still ticking.  Not only is it because of her own Healing Factor, but it’s also because there’s some stories that somebody wants to tell that also see her front and center.  On that note, I welcome you to the final chapter of…

Dynamite Entertainment

Her Cosmic Joke Of A Life: A “Painkiller Jane” Retrospective (Part 2)

Hello, my friends.  Even with the multiple shots that life and the outside world has fired upon us, we’re still striving, grinding and surviving our way towards proper resolutions.  As the years go on, that includes making necessary changes and going up against whole new kinds of obstacles.  On that note, I welcome you all back to…

Event Comics

Her Cosmic Joke Of A Life: A “Painkiller Jane” Retrospective (Part 1)

Hello, my friends.  No matter what line of work we all go through, we’re forced to endure several strenuous hardships on both a physical and mental level.  For one particular street-level woman, she’s gone through a lot of physical hardships in the name of delivering justice.  Needless to say, the things that she’s gone up against aren’t exactly the kind of things that any regular human could possibly survive, no matter their level of training.  With that said, it’s time for us to look back at a quarter-century amount of spent bullet shells, spilled blood and the deceased bodies of fiends that tried to take our featured female on, yet ultimately failed.  As such, I welcome you to a historical overview called…