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Title:
Hard boiled / writer, Frank Miller ; artist, Geof Darrow ; colorist, Dave Stewart ; letterer, John Workman ; logo design, Steve Miller.
ISBN:
9781506701073
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, September 2017.
Physical Description:
128 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm
General Note:
"This volume collects issue 1-3 of the comic book series Hard Boiled published by Dark Horse Comics"--Title page verso.
Abstract:
"Carl Seltz is a suburban insurance investigator, a loving husband, and devoted father. Nixon is a berserk, homicidal tax collector racking up mind-boggling body counts in a diseased urban slaughterhouse. Unit Four is the ultimate robot killing machine and the last hope of the future's enslaved mechanical servants. And they're all the same psychotic entity"-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

Carl Seltz is a suburban insurance investigator, a loving husband, and devoted father. Nixon is a berserk, homicidal tax collector racking up mind-boggling body counts in a diseased urban slaughterhouse. Unit Four is the ultimate robot killing machine and the last hope of the future?s enslaved mechanical servants. And they?re all the same psychotic entity. Series Overview- This is the 2nd edition of Hard Boiled , and the first time in hardcover.


Author Notes

Geof Darrow Geof darrow is an ex-altar boy, garden mechanic, and writer/artist of Shaolin Cowboy, Hard Boiled, and Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot. The author lives in Chicago IL. Frank Miller Frank Miller began his career in comics in the late 1970s, first drawing then writing Daredevil for Marvel Comics, creating what was essentially a crime comic disguised as a superhero book. It was on Daredevil that Miller gained notoriety, honed his storytelling abilities, and took his first steps toward becoming a giant in the comics medium. Next came Ronin , a science-fiction samurai drama that seamlessly melded Japanese and French comics traditions into the American mainstream; and then the groundbreaking and acclaimed Batman- The Dark Knight Returns and Batman- Year One , both of which not only redefined the classic character, but also revitalized the industry itself.Finally able to fulfill his dream of doing an all-out, straight-ahead crime series, Miller introduced Sin City in 1991. Readers responded enthusiastically to Miller?s tough-as-leather noir drama, creating an instant sales success. His multi-award-winning 300 series from Dark Horse, a telling of history?s most glorious and underreported battle, was brought to full-blooded life in 1998.In 2001, Miller returned to the superhero genre with the best-selling Batman- The Dark Knight Strikes Again .Frank Miller continues to push the medium into new territories, exploring subject matter previously untouched in comics, and his work consistently receives the highest praise from his industry peers and readers everywhere. In 2005, with the hugely successful Sin City movie release, co-directed with Robert Rodriguez, Miller added a director?s credit to his already impressive resume and introduced his characters to an entirely new legion of fans worldwide.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Miller and Darrow's spectacular grim and gritty SF gorefest from 1991 has been released in a newly recolored edition. The plot is slim: average guy Nixon believes he's just a simple tax collector, but he's really Unit Four, a berserk cyborg assassin who routinely murders countless bystanders in pursuit of his targets. When Unit Four is confronted with the reality of his own robotic body, he goes on a rampage against his programming and the (literal) corporate fat cats who made him. Darrow's insanely intricate penciling brings each violent act into sharp focus, as flesh is shredded in hundreds of increasingly creative ways-all brought to gruesome life by Stewart's colors. The book's best humor (besides the dark comedy of Unit Four's stubborn naiveté) comes from Darrow's never-ending supply of background gags: shoppers buying sausages the size of their bodies, absurd appliances like the "Lazy Goy." Those jokes still hold up, which is more than can be said for Miller's plot, consumed by the same problematic treatment of women that plagues his Sin City work; the result is a technical marvel with a dated flavor. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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