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BMW Films The Hire (2004) comic books

  • Issue #1
    BMW Films The Hire (2004) 1

    MATT WAGNER (W/A) On sale July 14, FC, 32pg, $2.99 Author Raymond Chandler wrote, "Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid." Chandler was talking about his own character, Philip Marlowe, but he could just as easily been referring to the Hire, the star of BMW Films' series of short films. Now Dark Horse and BMW Films are bringing The Hire?the enigmatic hero capable of doing the hard thing for the right reasons?to the comics page. Just as each of the films is directed by a different top director, each issue of The Hire will be a stand-alone story by a different top creator or creator team. First up: Matt Wagner, the creator of Grendel and Mage. When the Hire is asked to sneak a rich man's spoiled, scandalous daughter out of town, he thinks the worst he'll have to deal with are persistent paparazzi. Then the bullets start to fly... This summer, there's a new kind of hero at the wheel. Buckle up! Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #2
    BMW Films The Hire (2004) 2

    BRUCE CAMPBELL (W) and KILIAN PLUNKETT (A) On sale August 11, FC, 32pg, $299 PRECIOUS CARGO?Inspired by the BMW Films series, Dark Horse presents our second story featuring The Hire. Just as each episode in the film series is helmed by a different well-known director, each issue of The Hire is produced by a different top creator or creative team. This issue is written by Bruce Campbell (yeah, that Bruce Campbell) and illustrated by Kilian Plunkett (Superman: Red Son). In this latest adventure, the Driver's assignment takes him to the Motor City, where shuttling a pregnant school teacher to a suburban airport turns into a history lesson on Detroit's highways and byways?and a crash course in evasive driving! Some mobsters are after the Driver's passenger, and they're willing to play rough. But easy or rough, the Driver always plays for keeps, and he shows his pursuers why they should heed the warning: OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR MAY BE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR. Check it out?the coolest character in films and comics, written by the coolest actor- writer-director to ever chop off his own hand, slap on a chainsaw, and take on an army of zombies! Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #3
    BMW Films The Hire (2004) 3

    MARK WAID (W), CLAUDE ST. AUBIN (P), and WIL GLASS (C) On sale January ??, FC, 32pg, $2.99 The Driver's passenger is a nobody, lower echelon bureaucrat. There's no reason anyone would want to kidnap the guy. So why are he and the Driver being pursued by thugs in semi-trucks and helicopters? And what to the Feds know about the situation that the Driver doesn't? In the midst of a high-speed cross-country?and across rooftops!?chase, the Driver must figure out who or what the bad guys are after if he and his passenger are to survive! Buckle-up and put the pedal down for another white-knuckle adventure with the smoothest, coolest character to ever slide behind the wheel! Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #4
    BMW Films The Hire (2004) 4

    KURT BUSIEK (W), STEVEN GRANT (W), and FRANCISCO RUIZ VELASCO (A) On sale February 2, FC, 32pg, $2.99 Sam Wavish has everything: a magnificent yacht moored on the coast of Monaco, membership at an exclusive club in Paris, control of a company he has worked all his life to build ... and enemies. Now the only things between Sam and losing everything?including his life?are a fast car and a laconic Driver. They have a long road ahead of them, an unbreakable deadline to meet, and a small army of mercenaries who will risk anything to stop them. For Sam, it's the ride of his life. For the Driver, it's just another day on the job. Cover price $2.99.