Hard Case Crime: Peepland #1

Hard Case Crime: Peepland #1

Writer: Christa Faust, Gary Phillips Artist: Andrea Camerini Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Times Square, 1986: the home of New York's red light district where strip clubs, porno theatres and petty crime prevails. When a chance encounter for Peepbooth worker Roxy Bell leads to the brutal murder of a public access pornographer, the erotic performer and her punk rock ex-partner Nick Zero soon find themselves under fire from criminals, cops, and the city elite, as they begin to untangle a complex web of corruption leading right to city hall. Like The Naked City, there are eight million stories in The Deuce. This is one of them.

  • 9.4
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Oct 12, 2016

    Peepland goes on sale today and is a promising start to what could be an interesting look at crime in the mid 1980s. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Oct 12, 2016

    Peepland #1 is a grim and grimy setting for a grim and grimy story, and the issue acts like the opening chapter of a solid noir novel. Writers Christa Faust and Gary Philips, along with artist Andrea Camerini, have created a tough, no holds barred opening chapter that plunges the reader into a bleaker era populated by tough survivors doing what they can to get by. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 18, 2016

    It's well crafted but not for the faint of heart - and certainly not for kids. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Downs Oct 12, 2016

    Steeped in the grit and gristle of the genre and not afraid to wallow in it, this limited series looks like being a worthy addition to the canons of the respective creators, Titan's fledgling line and the hardboiled crime genre in general. It's as caustic, sleazy and dangerous as a 42nd street showing of Forced Entry. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Oct 14, 2016

    Titan Comics' Hard Case Crime has a number of prose novels available in the genre and I'm happy to see the comic book part of the imprint off to a great start with Peepland #1 this week and Triggerman #1 last week. I'm looking forward to more of both series, as well as seeing what is coming next in comics format. On the prose side, I've ordered one of Christa Faust's novels in paperback (Money Shot, nominated for several genre awards, and winner of the Crimespree award). Hard Case Crime is making the case for getting me more heavily into the crime genre! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Mike Badilla Oct 12, 2016

    I like this story so far. This is not by any means a new or fresh story, we have seen these tropes before. I happen to enjoy tropes if they're done right, and this one has enough fresh elements to make the story interesting. The art is also enjoyable; bright neon glows from the city signs and dark alleys where who knows what happens keeps me feeling very in the moment and injected into the story. Nice details like the Dead Kennedys shirt also keep me interested. Overall, I'm looking forward to seeing where the story goes, and I'm hoping that they can keep the trope/fresh ratio to a good level. Read Full Review

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