Monday, August 12, 2013

BOOM! Studios Lines up A HIT in September

Come September 4th, your wallet may be in the crosshairs of Los Angeles' finest thanks to BOOM! Studios' new crime noir series, HIT. Created & written by Bryce Carlson and illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey. This title also marks the debut of both creators. HIT will be covered by Ryan Sook (right) and will feature incentive variant #1 by Erik M. Gist (seen below).

Carlson and Del Rey take us back to Los Angeles in 1955. The story centers around L.A.P.D. detectives who also operate as hitmen taking out the scum of the city. I haven't read many comics from the genre, but the premise reminds me of films such L.A. Confidential, The Untouchables and Gangster Squad. All of which had me hooked.

From the press release:

WHY WE LOVE IT: We’re suckers for classic film noir, crime comics, and pulp detective novels. We love the secret history of law enforcement in our hometown, Los Angeles. Mostly, we love stories about good men making hard decisions in unforgiving circumstances.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: HIT is a dark crime drama filled with murderers, rapists, and drug lords…and the men who will stop at nothing to bring them to justice. If you’re a fan of CRIMINAL, PARKER, and TUMOR, then HIT is the series for you.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Los Angeles. It’s 1955. It’s dark; it’s sexy. It’s dangerous. Everyone has an angle. And while infamous gangster Mickey Cohen rots in a prison cell, Los Angeles ignores the blackest parts of the city’s heart…where clandestine groups of LAPD detectives moonlight as sanctioned hitmen knows as “Hit Squads.”

Here's a page by Del Rey taken from the series' Facebook account. You can view more of her work on both of her blogs, located on Blogger and Tumblr.

From the bit I've seen of Del Rey's art for this book and in general, her style fits the book. I'm looking forward to seeing more of her pages revealed leading up to the book's release.

HIT #1 will be available September 4th for $3.99. Use Diamond order code JUL130912.