Hard Looks

 HARL   (Dark Horse, 1992-1993)

™ and ©1993 Andrew Vachss

This black-and-white series is a showcase for the writings of Andrew Vachss. Hard Looks is an anthology comic that focuses on the darker things in life: shady alleyways and pit bull fights, secret deals, psychopaths, and cold-blooded murders.

The ten issues of Hard Looks kick off with an adaptation of a story that first appeared in “A Matter Of Crime Vol. III.” In “Dumping Ground,” a pair of police officers who, it seems, are doing a routine check of a deserted area are, in fact, dumping the bodies of women whom they have sexually abused and murdered. The pair think they can never be caught because the place where they dump the bodies is supposedly toxic, so nobody dares to explore. They assume the place is not truly dangerous because a pack of wild dogs lives there, apparently unaffected. The cops made a deadly mistake, however, in assuming that because dogs live there, it would be safe for them…

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#1

  3/1/1992
  $2.50
  $7.50
7 copies available from $1.25
B&WAndrew Vachss, Dave Gibbons, Barbara Kesel, Neal Barrett Jr.Dave Gibbons, Gary Gianni, Rick Magyar, Tim Bradstreet

#2

  5/1/1992
  $2.50
  $2.50
2 copies available from $0.99
B&WAndrew Vachss, Chris Warner, Chet Williamson, Randy StradleyChris Warner, Tony Fitzpatrick, Warren Pleece, David Lloyd

#3

  7/1/1992
  $2.50
  $2.75
6 copies available from $0.99
B&WAndrew Vachss, George Pratt, Jerry ProsserGeorge Pratt, Warren Pleece, James O’Barr

#4

  9/1/1992
  $2.50
  $2.25
5 copies available from $0.99
B&WAndrew Vachss, Neal Barrett Jr.Paul Guinan, J. K. Potter

#5

  11/1/1992
  $2.50
  $2.50
7 copies available from $1.00
B&WAndrew Vachss, Joe Lansdale, Neal Barrett Jr.Christopher Moeller, Gary Gianni, Richard Olsen

#6

  1/1/1993
  $2.95
  $2.25
6 copies available from $1.00
B&WAndrew Vachss, Neal Barrett Jr., Rose Dawn BedfordDavid Lloyd, John Bergin, Phil Hester, Tom Artis

#7

  3/1/1993
  $2.95
  $2.75
4 copies available from $1.25
B&WAndrew Vachss, Gary Pleece, Neal Barrett Jr., James ColbertWarren Pleece, Jack Pollack, Tony Fitzpatrick, Tom Artis

#8

  5/1/1993
  $2.95
  $2.50
5 copies available from $1.00
B&WAndrew Vachss, Jerry Prosser, Charles De LintHarry O. Morris, Geoffrey Darrow, Doug D’Antiquis

#9

  7/1/1993
  $2.95
  $1.75
4 copies available from $1.75
B&WAndrew Vachss, Jerry Prosser, Neal Barrett Jr.Bob Fingerman, James O’Barr, John Watkiss, Klaus Janson

#10

  9/1/1993
  $3.50
  $1.75
3 copies available from $0.50
B&WAndrew Vachss, James ColbertMonty Sheldon, Bruce Jones

Book #1

  9/1/1996
  $17.95
  $71.00
1 copy available for $71.00
Collects adaptations of Andrew Vachss storiesAndrew Vachss