‘Hard Boiled’ revisited

I purchased and re-read Frank Miller and Geof Darrow‘s Hard Boiled graphic novel this weekend, and enjoyed it immensely.

Hard Boiled was first published back in 2000 (by Dark Horse Books) and follows the story of Carl Seltz, a suburban insurance investigator, who discovers he is also a homicidal cyborg tax collector who happens to be the last hope of an enslaved robot race.

Set in a dystopian near-future Los Angeles, it’s packed full of some of the best comic art I’ve ever seen – and if you’ve got even a passing interest in comics and haven’t read it before, you really should, it’s great.

Check out one of Geof Darrow‘s beautifully intricate and detailed A4 drawings from the novel below – as a taster:

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Back in 2008 Frank Miller said it was going to be turned into a film, which he’d direct. No news since then however. Shame. Here’s hoping it happens one day…

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