Comics & Graphic Novels



  • Criminal Kindle/Comixology
    Crime comic kings Brubaker and Phillips are back on the mean streets of their most popular title, now monthly!  Career criminal Teeg Lawless is back in town, trying to get his tearaway teenage son out of a jam. Mayhem will ensue. (January 2019)
  • Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter
    Bendis may be gone, but Kelly Thompson keeps on truckin’ in a second three-issue, six-part digital mini-series that picks up right where Blind Spot left off. (January 2019)
  • Breakneck Kindle/Comixology
    Run! Hide! Duane Swierczynski is coming to Hard Case Crime Comics, with a limited series blast of hard-boiled pulpitude. A sap! A cheating wife! A terrorist plot! A government operative with an agenda of his own! How hard is this gonna be? Harder than spelling Duane’s last name. (December 2018)
  • Charlie’s Angels
    Dynamite Comics unleashes another blast from the past in this limited mini-series, and this one definitely puts the cheese back in chesesecake. Yep, it’s the original Angels, Jill, Sabrina and Kelly, back in the game, delivering justice seventies-style, saving the good ol’ U.S.A. one jiggle at a time. (June 2018)


  • Stray Bullets: Roses and Sunshine Volume 4 | Buy the book
    The latest collection of David Lapham’s never-ending Eisner Award-winning saga of of bad intentions, bad choices and bad luck. Take the money and run, run, run, run, run… (March 2019)
  • Nathaniel Dusk: The Complete Collection | Buy the book
    At long last, the entire run of this acclaimed series from the eighties in one volume, digitally remastered and ready to take on all callers. Nathaniel Dusk was a Depression-era private eye working the Big Apple who appeared in two acclaimed mini-series, by comics legends Don McGregor and Gene Colan. (January 2019).
  • The Black Dahlia | Buy the book | Kindle it/Comixology!
    Forget Ellroy’s one-handed take on the subject. This paperback reprint of master comic book guy and true crime specialist Rick Geary’s take on the life and death of 22-year old Elizabeth Short, whose body was drained of blood, meticulously scrubbed, cut in two and dumped in a Los Angeles vacant lot in 1947, is the one that you want. Like all of Geary’s “Treasury of XXth Murder” series, it’s meticulously researched, and his offbeat illustration style keeps things from getting too grim — or too comfortable. (December 2019)
  • Goldfish | Buy the book | Kindle it/Comixology! 
    The Jinxworld returns! Now that Brian Michael Bendis is hanging his cape next to Superman’s, all his older series are being re-issued in snazzy, updated collections, including this gritty little speck of noir featuring scam artist Goldfish finally returning to Cleveland, hoping to set his world right. It doesn’t go well. Best part? It introduces characters we’ll soon see again in Jinx. (December 2018)
  • Black Hood: Volume 3 | Buy the book | Kindle it/Comixology 
    Duane Swierczynski rides again, with this third collection of the dark, grim adventures of a troubled, disgraced Philly cop who decides Batman had (almost) the right idea. 
  • The Fade-Out Buy the book | Kindle it/Comixology!
    A snazzy new reprint of the super duper deluxe edition by Eisner-winning Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, collecting the entire run collects the entire run of the acclaimed series; a primo slice of Hollywood noir set in the 1940s, revolving around blacklisted writers, doomed starlets, closeted matinee idols, blackmailers, possibly insane studio heads and, oh yes, the publicity flacks and guns-for-hire who try to keep a lid on it all. To no avail, of course — this is like lifting the Hollywood sign up, just to see what’s squirming around under there…. (November 2018)
  • Stray Bullets: Roses and Sunshine Volume 3 | Buy the book | Kindle it/Comixology!
    The latest collection of David Lapham’s ongoing tour de force just keeps rolling on; a never-ending Mississippi of bad intentions, bad choices and bad luck. Porn ‘staches apparently aren’t enough. Collects  #17-24 (November 2018)
  • The Girl Who Danced With Death Buy the book
    This graphic novel collects all three issues of Hard Case Crime/Titan Comics’s recent three-issue mini-series, featuring everyone’s favourite crazy mixed up kid, written by Sylvain Runberg (who did such a bang-up job on HHC/TC’s recent adaptation of the original trilogy), with art by Belen Ortega. (November 2018)
  • Jessica Jones: Blind Spot | Buy the book | Kindle it/Comixology!
    Kelly “Hawkeye” Thompson takes over from the decamped Bendis, but shows she’s got the right stuff, zig-zagging between Jessica’s domestic and professional  worlds; as the hard luck Big Apple eye struggles to reconcile her troubled past with her just-as-troubled present. Collects all six parts of the digital mini-series. (October 2018)
  • Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer: The Night I DiedBuy the book | Kindle it/Comixology!
    All four issues of Max Allan Collins’ adaptation of a Spillane radio script collected. (October 2018)
  • My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies Buy the book
    Partners in crime Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips unleash their first original graphic novel, featuring a teenage junkie who definitely picks the wrong rehab clinic. (October 2018)
  • Stumptown, Volume 3:  The Case of the King of Clubs | Buy the book
    Third (and final?) collection of Greg Rucka’s kick-ass P.I. series, featuring kick-ass Portland P.I. Dex Parios.
  • Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 48|  Buy the book
    The annual bible for comic collectors, full of current prices, market reports, tips and fantastic illustrations, plus articles marking the 80th anniversary of Action Comics #1, the  50th anniversary of Marvel’s 1968 expansion and the 50th anniversary of film Planet of the Apes and the comics that followed in its wake. (July 2018)
  • Eight Million Ways to Die | Buy the book | Kindle it! 
    Lawrence Block’s harrowing, stone-cold classic crime novel, featuring a rapidly deteriorating, alcoholic private eye Matt Scudder as he circles the drain, finally gets a graphic novel treatment, courtesy of master comics writer/illustrater John K. Snyder III. Label it 100 % noir, and remember: it’s Larry-approved! One of the best crime comics of the year. (July 2018)
  • Quarry’s War | Buy the book | Kindle it!
    The incredible series that just will not die! Max Allan Collins’ early series antihero, professional hitman Quarry, having appeared in novels, short stories and television, now heads to comics, thanks to the good golks at Hard Case. This collection rounds up all the issues in the first story arc, offering a split-screen take on Quarry’s formative days as a sniper in Vietnam, and his early days working for The Broker. (July 2018)
  • Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini | Buy the book | Kindle it!
    Hard Case Crime slides out of its hard-boiled shell to offer a fantasy-tinged historical limited series set in the world of 1920s magic. Plucky, rabbit-loving Minky Woodcock is tired of being dismissed by her private detective father, and so decides to tackle a case on her own — one that involves celebrated escape artist Harry Houdini. Here there be treachery, violence, a healthy dose of conspiracy, and dash of whimsy and sex. (July 2018)
  • Neil Gaiman’s A Study in Emerald | Buy the book | Kindle it!
    Sherlock Holmes, Whitechapel, Queen Victoria and… Lovecraft’s Cthulhu. (July 2018)
  • Dakota North: Design for Dying | Buy this book | Kindle it!
    Marvel’s original fashion model turned private eye from the eighties finally gets her props, in a long time coming collection, rounding up her original five-issue run, plus appearances in Web of Spider-Man, Power Pack, Marvel Super-Heroes and, best of all, her pleasantly gritty reboot, courtesy of Ed Brubaker in Daredevil #107-110. (June 2018)
  • Alack Sinner: The Age of Disenchantment | Buy this book
    The second of two volumes from IDW collects — at long last — all of Alack Sinner’s classic adventures by argentinian ex-pats Carlos Sampayo and Jodee Munoz, arranged in chronological order in English for the first time, following the sad sack shamus from the down and dirty NYC of the seventies and eighties right up to the 2000s. This is it! Classic P.I. comic stuff! (May 2018)
  • Weegee: Serial Photographer | Buy the book
    Gritty, noir-soaked graphic novel by Max de Radigues and Wauter Mannaert follows the notorious crime scene photographer of the 30s and 40s who prowled Manhattan’s Lower East Side, as he rushes to capture the desperate, the dying and the deceased, and the toll it takes on him. Translated from the French. (May 2018)
  • Normandy Gold Buy the book | Kindle it!
    Holy crap! And here I thought Megan (Dare Me, You Will Know Me, etc.) Abbott and Alison (Brenna Spector) Gaylin were nice girls!!! This Hard Case Crime graphic novel, which rounds up their recently completed mini-series,  is NOT what you expected! Washington state sheriff Normany Gold comes out of the woods and goes undercover (way, way undercover) to track down her missing kid sister in the Big City. It’s sleazy, cheesy fun, full of violence and sex and the nastiest knife this side of Crocodile Dundee! (April 2018)
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest | Buy this book
    Paperback edition of final graphic novel adaptation of Steig Larsson’s bestselling Millennium Trilogy by Sylvain Runberg, with artwork by José Homs and Manolo Carot. (April 2018)
  • Reefer Madness | Buy this book | Kindle it!
    Edited and designed by Craig Yoe, this is a hilarious romp through the American comic book portrayal of the Demon Weed from the thirties  through the fifties… and beyond. Enjoy the Hemp Hysteria as it was actually portrayed, brought to you by such comics legends as Jerry Siege, Joe Shuster, Frank Frazetta, Jerry Robinson, Jack Kirby, and many more. Enjoy responsibly. (April 2018)
  • Clue | Buy the book
    The world’s most famous mystery board game has spawned generations of spin-offs and knock-offs, and even a goofy-but-fun Hollywood film, so it was only a matter of time before it became a comic book. Fortunately IDW does the beloved game right, expanding the Clue universe to include even more suspects (Dr. Orchid? Detective Ochre?), tweaking a few old favourites (Miss Scarlett is now a performance artist from Down Under, Mrs. White is now a U.S. senator), and having Upton, the Butler/narrator frequently break the fourth wall with pithy asides. As he pointedly reminds us, These people, gathered together one fateful night, “don’t know they’re in a comic book.” And just to sweeten the pot (and possibly drive up variant sales) each episode of the comic in its original run came with one of three extra clues, and the series, collected here in graphic novel form) wrapped up with three alternate endings. (March 2018)
  • Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground | Buy this book | Kindle it!
    The late, great Darwyn Cooke’s fourth and final adaptation of Richard Stark (Donald Westlake)’s professional thief Parker, originally published in 2013, finally available in paperback. (February 2017)
  • Babylon BerlinBuy the book
    A Hard Case Crime graphic novel adaptation by Arne Jysch of the same novel by Volker Kutscher that served as inspiration for the upcoming Netflix series set in 1020s Germany that followsf Detective Inspector Gereon Roth as he pursues an ever-growing criminal investigation that starts with a pornographic sex ring that soon turns really, really nasty. (February 2018)


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