Titan Comics is drawing down on the iconic crime imprint Hard Case Crime, ready to pull the trigger on a brand new line of comic books.
Hard Case Crime is the leading publisher of hardboiled crime novels, publishing the giants in the genre: Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Lawrence Block, Mickey Spillane, Ed McBain, Donald E. Westlake, James M. Cain and Max Allan Collins, whose best-selling Quarry series is destined for TV in the highly anticipated adaptation for Cinemax in September – and for comic books in an all-new Quarry comic series from Titan and Hard Case Crime in 2017.
Starting this October, Titan will bring Hard Case Crime’s gritty, sexy, violent world to life. The first shots fired out of the Hard Case Crime comics line will be Prohibition epic Triggerman by the legendary director of The Warriors, Walter Hill, and punky neo-noir Peepland from celebrated crime authors Christa Faust and Gary Phillips.
Debuting in stores on October 5, Triggerman is an operatic Prohibition era mini-series, co-ritten by Walter Hill, director of cult 70s New York City gangland smash The Warriors, and collaborator Matz with art by Jef. In the mean streets of Chicago, a convict is thrown headfirst into a life of bloodshed and bullets to save the girl he left behind…
Hitting stores the following week, on October 12, is Peepland – a semi-autobiographical neo-noir mini-series with a punk edge set in the seedy Times Square peep booths of 1980s New York City. Written by award-winning crime novelist and former peep show employee Christa Faust with Gary Phillips and art by rising star Andrea Camerini.
These two explosive new titles debut with a range of variant covers to collect by top industry artists including Fay Dalton, Mack Chater, Alex Ronald, Caitlin Yarsky, Andrea Camerini, Robert Hack, Dennis Calero, and Francisco Paronzini.
Peepland #1 (on-sale October 5) and Triggerman #1 (on-sale October 12) are both available to order from the August edition of PREVIEWS.