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‘Normandy Gold’ Digs Through The Underbelly Of ’70s Washington DC [Preview]


Hard Case Crime, the noir imprint from Titan Comics, has announced another title about murder and corruption in America. But this is one that sidesteps the fedoras, the tommy guns, and the masculine heroes.

Normandy Gold, written by Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin, with art by Steve Scott, tells the story of a female sheriff who comes to Washington DC to investigate her sister's murder in the 1970s. Naturally the story gets wrapped up in the unfortunate intersection of sex work and politics.

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Titan And Hard Case Bring Runberg And Homs’ ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Adaptation To English

Claudia Ianniciello / Titan Comics
Claudia Ianniciello / Titan Comics

Stieg Larsson's Millennium series of graphic novels gripped the world with their shocking Scandanvian approach to crime thrillers, and helped open the doors for some of the most exciting books, TV and films of this decade to find a larger audience. Later this year, Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime are presenting Sylvain Runberg and José Homs' graphic novel adaptation of the series in English for the first time, and have provided us with an exclusive first look at The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Millennium #1

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Christa Faust And Gary Phillips On The True Stories Behind ‘Peepland’ [Creator Commentary]


Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime's collaboration has already produced a number of interesting and exciting crime comics, and their flagship title Peepland is the cream of the crop. Written by Christa Faust and Gary Phillips, with art by Andrea Camerini, it's based on Faust's own personal experience of the seediest parts of Manhattan in the '80s, focusing on the peep shows of Times Squad.

With one issue available now and another out this week, Titan has provided us with a creator commentary by Faust and Phillips, describing their thought processes behind each page, including stories from Faust's life, and notes about the real life inspirations for certain characters and locations.

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Crime Is A Sleazy Business In Faust, Phillips And Camerini’s ‘Peepland’ #1 [Preview]


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.

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Everything Old Is Noir Again In ‘Triggerman’ #1 [Preview]


Old-fashioned noir is getting a rebirth in comics with the arrival next month of Triggerman, a new series from Hard Case Crime in collaboration with Titan Comics. Written by Matz and Walter Hill, with art by Jef, Triggerman tells the story of a gangland killer who's released from jail for one last job, but all he wants to do is find the woman he loved.

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The Art of Noir: Hard Case Unveils Covers for ‘Triggerman’ and ‘Peepland’ #2


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.

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Titan Comics Partners With Hard Case Crime For New Noir Imprint


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.

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