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‘Stray Bullets’: Number One With A Lead Projectile [Opinion]

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Google “Best Crime Comics of All Time” and you’ll find a lot of lists, including a couple from ComicsAlliance, filled with many of the usual suspects: Criminal, Sin City, Torso, Scalped, and Darwyn Cooke’s Parker adaptations appear several times, alongside the archetypal series that defined the genre like Crime Does Not Pay, Dick Tracy (before Chester Gould started sending Tracy off to adventures on the Moon), and Crime SuspenStories. These are all undisputed classics in the genre that should be read by everyone, but notably, criminally absent (sorry, couldn’t help it) from every one of the lists that I came across was David Lapham’s Stray Bullets.

Every. Single. One.

Now that the title is returning, with new stories from Image Comics after nearly a decade-long absence, we may be able to rectify these egregious errors. Stray Bullets is the best crime comic of all time. And I will injury-to-the-eye-motif anybody who says different.

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David Lapham Talks Bringing His Creator Owned ‘Stray Bullets’ To Image Comics

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Cited by many readers and comic professionals alike as an under appreciated classic, David Lapham's work on his creator owned crime series Stray Bullets has always received high praise. As such, it came as a bit of a blow to the series' followers, and Lapham himself, when he revealed six years ago that the book was going on an indefinite hiatus. Lapham, who first launched the title in 1995 and published it himself, along with Maria Lapham, under his El Capitan label, announced at the time that he'd be focusing mostly on work for hire projects for the foreseeable future.

But, following the release of a teaser from Image Comics yesterday, it has now been revealed that Stray Bullets will continue with new content beginning in March, with Lapham taking the title over to the publisher. On March 12, Image will simultaneously release Stray Bullets #41, Stray Bullets: The Über Alles Edition -- which will collect issues 1-41 -- and Stray Bullets: Killers #1, the first issue of a new story arc. Further, digital versions of every previous issue of the series are available now via Image Comics' website and Comixology, with the first four issues being free.

Lapham joined a conference call with members of the press to discuss the announcement, in which he stated that ever since Stray Bullets stopped, he's "been trying to figure out a way to do it again."

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