Written by Bryce Carlson
Illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey
Colored by Niko Guardia
Publisher BOOM! Studios
Release Date: 7/29/2015
The fourth and final issue of Hit 1957 wraps up the second installment of this mini-series, following Hit 1955 (If you missed the previous series, a limited edition hardcover will be out in on August 5th), from Bryce Carlson and Harvey Award-nominated Vanesa R. Del Rey (The Empty Man, Zero).
Hit is a great classic noir story crafted by Bryce Carlson where the neon illuminates the danger on the page instead of it hiding in the shadows, with vibrant colors on top of kinetic artwork by the art team of Vanesa R. Del Rey & Niko Guardia. If you’re a fan of the artwork from Spider-Gwen, but feel the need for something R-rated, this is the book for you.
Detective Harvey Slater, just witnessed a man, unknown to him, shoot the woman he came to Las Vegas from Los Angeles to save, in the forehead with Dom Domino Marcon’s gun. The man Harvey came to Las Vegas from Los Angeles to kill now has clean hands, while Bonnie “Marie Collins” Blair (daughter of former Captain Arthur Blair) pulled from San Clemente, California and taken to the Tropicana Hotel lay dead in the hotel suite. With the femme fatale fatally wounded, Slater, along with Officer Carl Haywood and Terry Riggs open fire against the Luciano crime family.
Back in LA Slater’s partner, Detective Joe “Sticky” Sitckelman (who left Harvey’s hit squad back in issue 1), works the gruesome “Hollywood Hacker” serial killings case and struggles with the accidental shooting of a teenage boy, while flashbacks reveal the motives behind Slater’s unquenchable thirst for his personal war.
San Clemente is a long way from Vegas. Do any members of the hit squad get to make the trip again?