Countdown To Grit And Thrills With 'Breakneck'
Apr 05, 2018
Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime are thrilled to announce Breakneck, an all-new suspense comic coming in August 2018 from celebrated crime and comics author Duane Swierczynski (Cable, Deadpool, The Punisher; Severance Package; The Wheelman).
A perfect thriller for fans of 24, Homeland, and Falling Down, Breakneck is illustrated by Simone Guglielmini (Near Death), Raffaele Semeraro, and Lovern Kindzierski, with Issue #1 featuring a stunning cover by fan-favorite Hard Case Crime cover artist Fay Dalton.
In this gritty countdown crime thriller set in modern-day Philadelphia, a white-collar everyman is reluctantly forced into a race against the clock as he attempts to thwart an impending a terrorist plot.
Following an angry confrontation at a seedy no-tell motel, Joe Hayward is thrown headfirst into the middle of a frightening terrorist plot to bring Philadelphia to its knees. With less than two hours to thwart the attack, Joe is going to need all the help he can get...including that of the government agent his wife may be sleeping with!
“Duane Swierczynski is one of the great talents in the crime genre and I’ve been dying to bring him into Hard Case Crime for more than a decade,” said Hard Case Crime editor Charles Ardai. “I’m thrilled that with Breakneck we’re finally getting to do so.”
“I can’t imagine a better home for Breakneck than Hard Case Crime,” said Swierczynski. “As soon as you see that crown-and-gun logo you know you’re in for a wild ride, and that’s what Breakneck is all about.”
Breakneck is the latest title from Titan’s acclaimed Hard Case Crime comics imprint, whose recent publications have included Quarry’s War by Road to Perdition author Max Allan Collins; Triggerman by visionary director Walter Hill (The Warriors); Peepland by crime novelists Christa Faust and Gary Phillips; Normandy Gold by crime authors Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin; Babylon Berlin, a graphic novel adaptation of the German novel that inspired the new TV show currently showing on Netflix; and adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s international best-selling Girl With The Dragon Tattoo novels. Also debuting from Hard Case Crime this summer will be Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, celebrating the 100th birthday of legendary crime novelist Spillane, penned by Max Allan Collins.
Look out for more information about Breakneck and other exciting new releases from Titan and Hard Case Crime soon.