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Walter Hill's Triggerman


3.45  ·  Rating details ·  103 ratings  ·  18 reviews
After years behind bars, Roy Nash never thought he’d walk the mean streets of Chicago again… let alone see his beloved one last time. But when the city’s Mafia elite spring the notorious gun-for-hire, Roy once again finds himself thrown headfirst into a life of bloodshed and bullets as he sprints a breathless race to save the girl he left behind.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by Titan Comics
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Filmmaker Walter Hill has written a comic. Can you dig it? CAN YOU DIG IT?!!? CAAAANNNNN YOUUUU DIGGGGG ITTT??!!!??

Unfortunately there’s not that much here to dig.

In 1932 professional gun man Roy Nash gets creatively sprung from prison by the mob in order to track down three hoodlums who double crossed them after a bank heist and killed the boss’s nephew in the process. After Roy tracks them down and kills them he can keep any money left from the robbery he comes across in the process, but his m
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Roy Nash is a hitman fresh from the pen, commissioned by the mob’s top brass to take out a crew who messed with the wrong people.

Set during the prohibition era, Triggerman offers everything a fan of the crime-infused, fedora wearing personalities of the 1920’s could want – yet it doesn’t convey that distinct Chicago place setting. Rather, Triggerman is an ode to the common violence and easy-sway of police corruption of the time where mob was rule and blood spattered the pavement like rain drops.
Craig Childs
May 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
In 1932, Machine Gun Roy is broken out of prison by the mob and given an assignment to track down three men who stoke $500,000 from Al Capone. It also just so happens he may be able to rescue his long-lost girlfriend from those same men. Roy is given guns, a fast car, and a driver and sets out west to wreak his vengeance.

The graphic novel (based on an unproduced screenplay by Walter Hill) has all the earmarks of a good pulp action story: gangsters, gorgeous dames, crooked cops, gunfights, and do
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Walter Hill directed 48 Hours, Another 48 Hours, and a host of other films. In Triggerman Hill has penned a gangster rich story full of action and violence with Prohibition as a backdrop. Our protagonist looks a lot like Billy Drago from 1987's The Untouchables-the art is fantastic. There are no heroes here, though is a lost love at the heart of it all. A nice dose of noir for a Saturday afternoon.
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tommy guns, dames, and fedoras! This is the quintessential gangster story. Roy Parker is a triggerman on a job trying to save the woman he's in love with. I highly recommend this comic.
Kevin Mann
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Somewhat generic film noir gangster tropes, but i like that, so it worked for me. The art is strange enough to hold attention, also liked that, and the coloring was just as unusual as the art and the combination of all hit the spot for me.
Jason Brown (Toastx2)
Nearly forty years ago, in 1979, Walter Hill directed the cult classic The Warriors. Less than a decade later, amidst other gigs, he penned the story for Triggerman. In 2015, Rue de Sèvres releases the French language graphic novel Balles Perdues (translated 'Stray Bullets')

Lucky for those of us do not speak french, Hard Case Crime just released the first edition English graphic titled "Triggerman". It is 124 pages of gritty prohibition badass. Individual issues were released last year, but this
Matt Graupman
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not every story has to reinvent the wheel. There's a lot to be said for a fairly unoriginal story being told competently and compellingly. "Triggerman," the long-gestating crime noir comic by filmmaker Walter Hill ("48 Hours," "Bullet To The Head," etc.), is just such a story. Gangster Roy Nash's bloody rampage through the underworld of Prohibition-era Los Angeles in pursuit of two hoods who stole half a million dollars isn't anything that hasn't been done before; that said, though, it's well-wr ...more
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Hikaye, çok klasik bir macera. Ayrıntılar onu zenginleştirmiş, aksiyon dolu çatışma sahneleri oldukça keyifli hale getiriyor, sürpriz finali atmosferin iyice karanlık olmasını sağlıyor. Ancak Roy Nash dışındaki karakterlerin tipleri o kadar çok birbirine benziyor ki, sürekli bu kim, bu hangisi diye düşünüyor okur.

Bir diğer nokta da hikayenin orjinalliği... Last Man Standing filminin yazarlarından ve yönetmeni olan Walter Hill, filmin hikayesini Akira Kurosawa'nın Yojimbo filminden uyarlamıştı. 2
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good, strong beginning! And a good tale overall! Roy Nash is a hard-driving gunman in LA in the 1930's, a man who does what he has to do. Tough, cold, and deadly! His is a violent tale, and a good one! It's funny, the beginning reminded me so much of the “Last Man Standing" starring Bruce Willis, and I was tickled when I found out this author also wrote that movie! It also reminded me a lot of "Road to Perdition", a story written by fellow Hard Case Crime writer Max Allan Collins! I'm not writin ...more
Gonzalo Oyanedel
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Un guion inédito de Walter Hill servido por dos veteranos del panorama europeo, quienes arman un relato de serie negra que combina los clichés del hard-boiled con lugares comunes al cine del director: antihéroes de halo romántico, amores malditos, ambientes y villanos sórdidos... El regreso a las calles del sicario Roy Nash para que recupere el botín que tres ladrones no entregaron a la mafia de Chicago, su búsqueda personal y el trágico saldo de ésta homenajean al género sin engaños ni pretensi ...more
William Stanger
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I borrowed this graphic novel from the library as it looked kind of interesting. It was pretty good, although quite dark. Set in the 1930s, during prohibition, it was the story of gun-for-hire taken on to find a couple of gangsters who had double-crossed one of his friends. Added to this assignment was the opportunity to rescue his lost beloved. It was well-drawn and moved at a good pace. It would have probably made a good crime drama movie as well.
Yosef Shapiro
This story starts out well, with an escape from Jail and the set up for several hits. But, the plot sort of plods on after that. The main character is not very well developed. We don't really know too much about what motivates him. It would have been a better story if the backstory had been developed. I rate it 2.5
Jul 16, 2019 rated it liked it
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Starts with a high note, then grinds to halt and draaaaaaags oooooooooon until action bit comes and things pick up again.
Really, really nice art. Truly beautiful so that saves a lot. Could've been better story.
Murray Moore
Triggerman is pretty good, I have a great interest in the prohibtion era. I read the books from hard case crime this is the first graphic novel from them I've read. Not a masterpiece but enjoyable for what it is.
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing art work with a classic gripping gangster noir story!
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
I have mixed feelings (subjective) about the art, and thus my experience of the book as a whole was mixed.
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Classic 30s L.A. noir. Chicago hit man heads west to settle a score for Capone and rescue his dame. Sex, violence, and snappy dialogue ensue. Fun read, great art.
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Walter Hill is a legendary American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is widely known for his action films including The Warriors, Hard Times, The Driver, Southern Comfort, 48 Hours and its sequel Another 48 Hours, Red Heat, Last Man Standing, Undisputed, and Bullet To The Head, as well as writing the Steve McQueen crime drama The Getaway. Recently branching out into the comics world, ...more

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