This week sees the release of DC Comics' new revival of the classic Vigilante character in Vigilante: Southland by Gary Phillips, Elena Casagrande, Giulia Brusco and Todd Klein, which takes the concept and transports it modern day Los Angeles for a tale of crime, corruption and community tension. ComicsAlliance caught up with Phillips to talk about what separates the new Vigilante from the rest of the DC Universe, and constructing a socially relevant superhero story.
Titan Comics' partnership with renowned noir publisher Hard Case Crime has opened the door for a bevy of fresh new crime comics, and among the first titles to emerge is Peepland, by Christa Faust, Gary Phillips and Andrea Camerini; a look at crime and corruption at mid-'80s Times Square peepshows. Titan has provided us with a look at the first issue, as well as the exclusive reveal of Tomm Coker's variant cover.
As you may have already heard, Titan Comics is teaming with crime novel publisher Hard Case Crime for a new line of Noir comics this fall. The first two books are Triggerman by Walter Hill, Matz, and Jef, a classic prohibition noir series, and Peepland by Christa Faust, Gary Phillips, and Andrea Camerini, a punk-inflected neo-noir set in the world of sex work.
Hard Case and Titan have now revealed the covers for the second issues of these books, which will have three covers apiece.
Titan Comics is not only putting out some of the best licensed comics of the moment right now; it's looking far and wide for licenses and partnerships to cater to every fan of every genre. From Assassin’s Creed to Doctor Who to Hammer Horror, Titan likely has at least a few genres and licenses that you’re interested in, and it has just revealed a major new partnership that will offer up a new line of comics.
Titan is partnering with the iconic publisher Hard Case Crime to introduce a new line of noir and crime comics starting this year. The new line of comics under the Hard Case Crime banner includes work by the legendary director Walter Hill, celebrated crime authors Christa Faust and Gary Phillips, and a comic book adaptation of Max Allan Collins’ Quarry.
The codename "Vigilante" has been around for 75 years at DC Comics. Originally appearing in 1941's Action Comics #42 as the nom de guerre of country singing motorcycle cowboy Greg Saunders, it's been handed down through the ages to a handful of other heroes who operate outside the law, and now, a new hero is stepping into the costume for a story that DC promises will tackle "gun violence, class struggle and Black Lives Matter."
The character is Donny Fairchild, and in October, he'll be appearing in The Vigilante: Southland, a six-issue miniseries from writer Gary Phillips and artists Elena Casagrande and Giulia Brusco, with covers by Mitch Gerads.
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