Gun Honey #1

Writer: Charles Ardai Artist: Ang Hor Kheng Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: September 29, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
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DEBUT GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM AWARD WINNING WRITER AND CO-FOUNDER OF HARD CASE CRIME PUBLISHING CHARLES ARDAI.
When a gun smuggled into a high-security prison leads to the death of dozens and the escape of a brutal criminal, notorious weapons smuggler Joanna Tan is enlisted by the U.S. government: find the man she set loose and bring him down!
"Charles Ardai is very smart and very cool fellow." - Stephen King

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Sep 28, 2021

    A great read, with a fantastic lead character, written in a way that engenders a sexy, violent and fun book. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    GWW - Jim Sep 29, 2021

    The characters are intriguing and well thought out. The settings feel spot on and Joanna is an amazing femme fatale. This is the first issue of what might very well become the next best thing in crime comics. Racey and action packed superb story with stunning visuals. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Oct 1, 2021

    GUN HONEY #1 is the powerhouse creation of a world-class criminal, a femme fatale, and James Bond all rolled into one. The writing is grounded yet clever. And the art uses the characters ample charms effectively as one of many weapons in the characters arsenal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 19, 2021

    Gun Honey is a solid crime adventure that puts the thrill in thriller. While it's unlikely to win over those that aren't already in love with the genre, fans of Hard Case Crime's previous publications or similar series like Jon Sable: Freelance or Criminal will want to give this a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers Sep 29, 2021

    With his history and the number of awards that Ardai has won in the past, it is obvious that he has the talent to write hard crime stories. However,Gun Honey #1 is his first time writing a comic. That is where many of the downfalls of the book seem to happen. Too much time is spent on the exposition. That paired with the quick jump to the next mission makes the story feel incomplete. Once the entire series is collected, Issue #1 may feel like a bump in the road, but for now, Gun Honey is a hard pass. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 27, 2021

    There are some moments here that make me uncomfortable but it's an interesting start for a character that I'm interested in seeing more of. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Rod Lamberti Oct 2, 2021

    This issue sticks out in an overcrowded comic market; no superpowers, no magic, some cool, down-to-earth action. Most people will pick up this comic because of the covers"though there is an entertaining story behind the cover. The comic is worth the cover price and is interesting enough to lead to picking up the next issue. You can pick up Gun Honey on September 29th for the cover price of $3.99. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Sep 30, 2021

    Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely going to be sticking around to see what the slightly puzzling cliffhanger means for Tan and her story, but I would completely understand if other readers found themselves drifting away in search of series with a bit more urgency and bite. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Jackass Sep 30, 2021

    Great first issue.

  • 9.0
    omnicitycomics Sep 29, 2021

    The indie comic I would like to spotlight today is Gun Honey 1 by Charles Ardai and artist Ang Hor Kheng. The title itself is almost as alluring as the many exotic covers. But is there more to Gun Honey beneath the sexy and eye catching covers? The short answer is: yes, there is a lot to enjoy! The thing is, I think it depends on what your tastes are and your willingness to somewhat suspend belief. This statement may seem obvious and even vapid, but there are certain comics, stories, movies, etc. you can safely say are mostly universally liked. With Gun Honey I think you need to be open to pulp fiction/noir storytelling to truly appreciate how great and fun this first issue is.

    The story opens in Santorini, Greece where our main more

  • 7.5
    Geralt_Rivia Oct 1, 2021

    Interesting first issue. If it’s going to be about guns tho I think the writer should show some more knowledge other than what was showed. The gun knowledge seemed lacking and feels like a missed opportunity to show the authenticity. Also, art was good but just Ok. Better than most. Didn’t like the slight political jab. Is she a refugee or illegal? Seemed kinda odd. What does it even matter? Thought that was odd and left a bad taste in my mouth.

  • 8.0
    Phil B. Sep 30, 2021

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