I used to be a huge reviewer/promoter of pulp horror/crime news--just look at my archived horror news website: A Slice of Horror. Since than I've stopped focusing so much on promotions and news for other people and decided to work more on writing content of my own. It is what I'm most passionate about and what I've wanted to do for as long as I can remember.
However, when news about Hard Case Crime or similar publishers comes up, I can't help but shout out that news, and when that news involves comics as well . . . let's just say you've got me licked.
If you've followed my blog before or read some of my previous posts you will know I am a huge fan of Hard Case Crime novels. While I enjoy crime fiction in general I simply feel that Hard Case Crime is the best there is when it come to crime and pulp fiction. Between their authors, their style, and those pulp style covers, I just can't get enough of them.
Well, I was very excited to recently read that my favorite publisher is now teaming up with Titan comics to put out a new line of comic books in the pulp crime genre. I couldn't be more thrilled about this match up.
"We are so excited to be steering the Hard Case Crime series into a new frontier," Manager of Titan Direct Sales & Marketing, Ricky Claydon, said during the announcement. "We aim to bring to comics that same grit and gristle that Hard Case Crime is famous for!"
The first two comic series we can expect to see from this new imprint are "Peepland" from writers Christa Faust & Gary Phillips and artist Andrea Camerini and "Triggerman" from writer Walter Hill and artist Matz. Additionally, there are plans for an adaption of Max Collins "Quarry" series in the works for 2017.
Look for the first comic release during October this year. You can view previews of all the new cover art at CBR.
N.C. Patterson is a writer of mystery and horror fiction. He has been an active publicist, journalist, and blogger in the indie horror community for over five years.