‘Hit’ Returns, with Bryce Carlson and Vanesa R. Del Rey Heading into 1957

BOOM! got a lot of attention last year for “Hit”, a miniseries written by Bryce Carlson which also introduced many of us to the art of Vanesa R. Del Rey, who was nominated for all kinds of subsequent awards for her work on the book. Next year, the book will return for a second miniseries, in “Hit: 1957”.

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Multiversity have an exclusive on all this, so apologies for the watermark across the cover image above. In their launch interview, Carlson describes the premise of the book (set two years after the previous miniseries) thus:

A ton has changed in Los Angeles from 1955 to 1957. Mickey Cohen’s out of prison and back on the streets, crime is reportedly the lowest it’s been in years — oh, and the frisbee exists, though it’s called a Pluto Platter. In the last two years of “Hit,” Slater’s formed a new hit squad, Bonnie’s been enjoying herself by the beach in San Clemente, California, and the mystery mob man, Domino, has disappeared off the map. Yeah, I know, a lot of moving parts. It is noir after all.

The new miniseries, again four issues long, is planned for release in March of next year.

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