This weekend at WonderCon: Anaheim, BOOM! Studios will offer attendees the chance to get their hands on two new books; Hit: 1955 Limited Edition Hadcover and Bee and PuppyCat Vol. 1 trade paperback.
Hit: 1955 Limited Edition Hardcover
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Author: Bryce Carlson
Artists: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Format: 6.625″ x 10.25″, 112 pages, full color, hardcover
WHY WE LOVE IT: You say your crime noir story is based on a group of hard-boiled policemen during 1950s Los Angeles that did a little wetwork under the table, ridding the city of its scummiest residents one lowlife at a time? And it features the art debut of Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer nominee Vanesa R. Del Rey? Oh, we’re so there.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Noir crime fiction is a part of Americana, from the writing of James Ellroy and Raymond Chandler to the films of Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock. HIT joins titles like TORSO, CRIMINAL, and GOTHAM CENTRAL as a grand contribution to crime noir comics.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: They say the eyes are the window to the soul. You look at Harvey Slater and you’ll see a homicide detective chasing cigarettes with a few fingers of bourbon. You look into his eyes, and you’ll see a hitman who spends his nights making “untouchable” criminals disappear for the Los Angeles Police Department. But all it takes is a blonde bombshell from his past and a crime syndicate trying to muscle in while Mickey Cohen’s in prison to open Slater’s eyes to who he really is. Collects the complete four-issue limited series, features the never-before-seen short story, “Bonnie,” and includes an introduction by author Duane Swierczynski.
Bee and PuppyCat Vol. 1 TP
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Authors: Natasha Allegri, Garrett Jackson, Various
Artists: Natasha Allegri, Various
Cover: Natasha Allegri
Format: 6.625″ x 10.25″, 112 pages, full color, softcover
What’s to Love: Bee and PuppyCat started as a popular animated web series that broke the record for most-funded web series on Kickstarter, and now popular creator Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake) brings their whimsical adventures to comics for the first time!
What It Is: This quirky take on the magical girl genre comes to life with Bee, a not-so-graceful temp worker and her partner PuppyCat, the sour curmudgeon who helps her pay rent. Watch these two roommates take on a variety of jobs from cleaning house to finding plants in a collection of charming shorts by Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson, and a host of indie all-stars, including Madeleine Flores (Help Us! Great Warrior), Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt (Capture Creatures), and more! Collects issues #1-4.