Geof Darrow drew this as the cover for his beautiful miniseries Hard Boiled, with Frank Miller writing. It’s terrific. It’s got that schizoid thing that Miller uses so often (fragmented dialogue, overlapping trains of thought, heavy irony about consumerism), but it works very well with Darrow’s ultra-clear, incredibly busy linework as a running counterpoint, rather than Sienkiewicz’s sloppy-gorgeous visual evocations of the same ideas, which are just as effective as direct expressions of the same lines of thinking. This and The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (just as good) are both well worth the purchase price­—they look short, but believe me, you’ll spend much more time poring over the artwork than you will reading the dialogue.

Author: samthielman

Sam Thielman is a reporter and critic based in Brooklyn, New York. His blog is, his twitter handle is @samthielman, and if you can't find him you should check The Strand.

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