24th Aug2017

Max Allan Collins’ ‘Quarry’ comes to comics!

by Phil Wheat

This November, acclaimed comic writer/novelist Max Allan Collins’ smash hit Quarry series makes the leap to comics for the first time ever – from Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime – in an all-new series titled Quarry’s War.

Titan Comics’ new Quarry series marks the first time that the franchise explores the comic book medium. The comic follows the lead character from the critically acclaimed Cinemax TV show, which The Washington Post said had “a heart-breaking sense of soul.” Penned by Collins, whose other work includes BatmanDick TracyMs. Tree, and the groundbreaking graphic novel Road to Perdition, which inspired the Academy Award-winning film starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, Quarry’s War is illustrated by artist Szymon Kudranski (Batman: Streets of GothamSpider-ManSpawn).

From the press release:

In Quarry’s War, former U.S. Marine sniper Quarry has recently returned from the horrors of the Vietnam War, and has found a new vocation as a professional assassin. But when his latest contract turns out to be an old acquaintance from his military days, the fresh-faced hit-man finds himself battling against his own conscience as secrets from the past begin to reveal themselves.

“I’m very excited to bring my Quarry character into the world of comics — it’s the first time I’ve transferred one of my mystery series from prose to graphic novels, though I’ve made the opposite trip with Road to Perdition,” said Quarry writer Max Allan Collins. “I am particularly pleased to be able to explore Quarry’s Vietnam experiences — often referred to in the novels, but never directly depicted, and so well handled on the Cinemax TV series — in this visual medium.  Szymon has really delivered on my concept of telling two storylines — homefront and war zone — in alternating pages, which I think makes Quarry’s first graphic novel appearance something special.”

“Hard Case Crime has been Quarry’s home for more than a decade,” said editor Charles Ardai. “We were thrilled last year to see him star in his own Cinemax TV series, and now we’re very excited to see him come to comics for the first time, with a brand-new story written by his creator, Max Allan Collins. The author of Road to Perdition, Dick Tracy and Ms. Tree writing the first comic ever about one of his most famous characters? That’s a big deal.”

Quarry’s War #1 comes with three amazing covers to collect, from artists: Alex Ronald (Assassin’s Creed), Fay Dalton (Peepland) and Ricardo Drumond (The Atoll).

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