Triggerman #1

Triggerman #1

Writer: Walter Hill, Matz Artist: Jef Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: October 5, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
9.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Locked up for a life of murder, Roy Nash never thought he'd walk the mean streets of Chicago again... let alone rescue his beloved, Lena. But when the city's Mafia elite spring the notorious gun-for-hire to handle one last assignment, Roy once again finds himself thrown headfirst into a life of bloodshed and bullets as he sprints a breathless race to save the girl he left behind.

From legendary screenwriter and director Walter Hill (The Warriors, Red Heat, Last Man Standing) and French comics Matz, comes this hardboiled crime thriller set in the bullet-ridden streets of 1930s Chicago.

  • 10
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick Aug 16, 2016

    Triggerman #1 is a beautiful book, with an enigmatic protagonist caught in the web of someone else's game. This first issue delivers on several levels, and it portends well for future series from Titan's Hard Case imprint. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Richard Wanderman Jr. Oct 10, 2016

    Triggerman #1 is a superb jumping off point in a new direction for those comics readers who are looking for something other than the superhero or zombie stories that are so saturated in today's market. If you like mysteries, especially the hard boiled crime novels and movies from the Film Noir era (and the books that inspired them), please give this new title coming to us from Titan a try. You will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Oct 10, 2016

    Triggerman #1 captures the essence of a pulp crime throwback, and once again shows the diversity of genres the industry can encompass. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Aug 9, 2017

    Titan has really impressed me lately. I enjoy their period pieces much more than I expected, and Triggerman is no exception. Unless you just can not stand mafia/cop dramas from the Roaring 20's era, I would highly recommend picking this one up and checking it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    That's Not Current - Kieran Fisher Oct 5, 2016

    Triggerman is off to a great start. So far it doesn't offer much in the way of action or explanation, but it excels in terms of mood and paving the way for what's to come. It has an old school flavour of vintage crime tales where men were hard and women were the charm and sophistication, like Bonnie and Clyde. Triggerman has brains, brawn, beauty and grit, and if you're a fan of the hardboiled type of storytelling you'll have a blast with this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Oct 11, 2016

    Because of this, youll probably want to skip buying the individual issues and just buy the trade paperbacks when they come out. That way you can hole up in your room on a rainy night, with the city lights blazing through the blinds, and the neighbors argument filtering in through the cracked and waterstained walls, and just sink into Triggermans dark underworld vision. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 7, 2016

    Keeping firmly in the tradition of the publishing imprint Triggerman #1 is a worthy debut for Hard Case Crime and another impressive feather in the cap of Titan Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Oct 11, 2016

    It's great to see a crime story like this in comics format. There are too few with the hard edge shown here. This is definitely a 'mature readers' story: It contains language, violence, and nudity" though all fit with the story, given the genre, and didn't feel particularly gratuitous. Titan pairing up with Hard Case Crime is a welcome addition to the comics landscape. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CelebrityButts Jan 26, 2017

    Really good first issue, triggerman is kinda creepy in the eyes which I thought was interesting. The artwork and atmosphere is excellent.. not really doing much in the way of surprises yet, standard pulp story, hopefully it will develop next issue. Again, the artwork is so good it's convinced me to buy a tommy gun from my local ASDA DA DA DA DA!!!!! (Cue smoke and puddles of baked beans)

  • 8.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Oct 13, 2016

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