It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, a review of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer #1 rang out into the darkness.

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer #1MICKEY SPILLANE’S MIKE HAMMER #1
Story by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Writer: Max Allan Collins
Artist: Marcelo Salaza, Marcio Freire
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Hard Case Crime
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 27, 2018

When a chance encounter with a captivating femme fatale leads to a violent mob retaliation, hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer finds himself dodging both bullets and hard broads as he undertakes the most dangerous case of his career.


This art is wholly inappropriate for the story being told, and the coloring is strangely garish for a noir story. The story feels like a boilerplate detective tale, which makes me wonder if the scripts it’s being adapted from was actually complete or not. Collins has the voice and the tough-guy dialogue down, though… Matthew's Thoughts
There’s a reason why Spillane’s books are so controversial. Titan Comics takes a story that should have been left untold and told it, complete with art that looks more like a weird DAZ 3D comics than what you normally expect. Still, if you like hard crime tales where the hero isn’t afraid of taking down anyone who is on the wrong side of the law, then Mike Hammer is the hero for you.Stephen's Thoughts

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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