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Quarry's War: Vietnam war vet, Hitman, Lover of ladies


Starting Nov. 29th, the HardCase Crimes comic monthlies begin to release for Max Collin’s Quarry’s War. Don’t care for Single issues? They have the first trade paperback slated for July 2018.

Quarry has a long history:
- 5 pulp novels released in the 70’s and 80’s
- A pulp revival in the 2000’s with 8 new novels.
- Cinemax (skin-emax?) tv series launched in early 2017.

The first issue covers a bit of Quarry’s backstory- this comic has a split viewpoint, both as a sniper in several Vietnam tours and as a domestic Hitman. One page is 1972, the next 1969. Alternating consistently, each is a distinct plotline. In ‘72, Quarry is prepping to kill a gangster.. in ‘69, he is hiding on a hill searching for a way out of a firefight. It is unclear if the entire series will be presented in this way.

The upcoming release date is exciting as Titan has been pushing out teasers for Quarry’s War about six months now; Emails, ComicCon,  advance copies through a recent press release. If you have been paying close attention, you might have seen some if the artwork previously or during the buzz over the last 24 hours.

The art on this series is pretty solid. There is a stark contrast between the war and being back home with war protesters, the imagery is gritty and raw, then clean and 1970’s sheik.

Heads up: While some of the cover art will lead readers to believe there is some skin in this comic, it is fairly PG13. More relevant is the blood, violence, and derogatory names pulled from the battlefield of Nam; there are a ton of these things. The racism is contextually appropriate for the time period, but still makes a modern man cringe. This is along with an  underhanded homosexual comment were both a bit harsh for me.
  • Quarry's War #1 (Max Allan Collins, Szymon Kudranski, Guy Major) 
  • 31 pages 
  • Titan Comics 
  • HardCase Crimes 
  • ISBN: 1785865854 
  • ISBN-13: 9781785865855 
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Teaser art and the first 4 pages:





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