REVIEW: Normandy Gold #1 – Back Woods to Mean Streets

REVIEW: Normandy Gold #1 – Back Woods to Mean Streets

The partnership between pulpy publishing house Hard Case Crime and Titan Comics has delivered some interesting results. Taking top crime novelists and giving them space to work in the comics medium is a great idea, especially when they’re being allowed to come up with their own stories and ideas. Normandy Gold #1 is the latest series to debut, written by novelists Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin, with art by Steve Scott and colors by Lovern…

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REVIEW: Peepland #1: A Grimy, Gritty Tour of a Rotten Big Apple

REVIEW: Peepland #1: A Grimy, Gritty Tour of a Rotten Big Apple

When I first moved to New York in the 1990s, the city was at the tail end of a massive transformation from the crime-infested, bankrupt poster child for urban decay that it was for the 1970s and 80s into the tourist-mecca Disney-fied metropolis it is now. I was lucky to catch the last few bits of authentically crappy Manhattan that existed. Peepland #1, set in 1986, take place firmly in the days of crack, AIDS, and…

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