What's to Love: Hit: 1955 was one of our favorite original series of 2013, a dark, violent dive into the depths of 1950s corruption in Los Angeles featuring the writing of Bryce Carlson and the debut of Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer nominee Vanesa R. Del Rey. Hit: 1957 takes us later in the seminal decade of change for the LAPD-familiar faces, new threats, and more sharp, smart noir. Even if you missed out on the first series, if you're a fan of crime comics like Parker, Criminal, and Tumor, Hit is in your wheelhouse.
What It Is: Crime is down in Los Angeles-at least, on the surface. Mickey Cohen has been quiet since his release from prison and the LAPD has seemingly regained control of the city. But the underground is a different story. Det. Harvey Slater and company have spent the last two years focused on Domino and his Syndicate's unrelenting infiltration, but no matter how many people the hit squad kills, the real fight for Los Angeles rages on. Meanwhile, Slater's being hounded by Internal Affairs, Bonnie Brae is missing, and everything is falling apart at the seams. Collects the complete mini-series, issues #1-4.
Bryce Carlson is the Managing Editor at BOOM! Studios, and has written for licensed properties such as Disney Pixar's WALL•E and Cartoon Network's ADVENTURE TIME. His first original comic book series HIT has debuted to much critical acclaim. A Southern California native, Carlson graduated from Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and now lives with his wife in Los Angeles.
Vanesa Rodriguez Del Rey is a Cuban-American illustrator based out of Louisiana and a two-time nominee for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award. A graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, Del Rey has worked in both the fine arts and animation industries. HIT is her first published comic book series, and has quickly taken the industry by storm.