Stellar First Issue from Titan Comics!
Okay El Moochadores, I got a great comic for you to check out, and this is right up our proverbial alley. As many of you already know, we’re huge fans of pulp fiction, crime stories, and film noir. Personally, I love any story that blurs the line between good guy/bad guy (or gal in this case…) and is also chuck full of sex and violence. So, I was thoroughly pleased with one of Titan Comics‘s latest crime fictions to hit the stands. Okay, actually I got a PDF version, but after reading it I’m probably going to get the real deal.
Already on comic store shelves is a pretty incredible first issue for Normandy Gold. Written by Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin with amazing interior art by Steve Scott; Normandy Gold is the story of a 1960’s female sheriff (named Normandy Gold) going undercover in Washington DC to find her half-sister’s killers. Here’s the official synopsis:
When her younger sister is found murdered in a D.C. hotel, relentless Sheriff Normandy Gold dives headfirst into the seedy world of prostitution and politics, soon discovering a twisted conspiracy that could lead right to the White House!
This the sort of comic book that really makes me love modern comic books. That is: extraordinary stories beautifully illustrated that are aimed at adults. Abbott, Gaylin, and Scott produced a wonderfully engaging crime story that is actually more compelling than anything blasting out of cinemas now days. Because of their work, Normandy Gold stays powerful, sexy, dark and dangerous, and leaves the reader wanting more. Honestly; It’s stories like this that make it fun to be an aging Geek. Okay. I’m only 40, but I could easily pass for 39 and a half. Or at least this will please the type of comic book fan that is bored with the hack work being pushed on us by the house of mouse and looking for stories with some grit. So (geek like me), next time you’re at the comic shop grabbing up that latest edition of Saga, or The Goon, grab a copy of Normandy Gold and really treat yourself to something refreshingly original.
I’ve posted a few sample pages below, but seeing how this comic is already available in comic shops, or online, go get a copy of issue #1 for yourself!