Normandy Gold

Normandy Gold

Sex, violence and corruption collide in this gritty vigilante thriller set in 1970s Washington DC. When her younger sister is found at the center of a brutal murder investigation, tough-as-nails Sheriff Normandy Gold is forced to dive headfirst into the seedy world of 1970s prostitution and soon discovers a twisted conspiracy leading right to the White House....

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Normandy Gold Reviews

  • Josh

    Normandy Gold is a small town sheriff who is thrust into the violent underbelly of crime in 1970's Washington DC following an ill-fated telephone call from her younger sister.

    The call, strange in itself, given Normandy and Lila hadn't spoken in while, gets a whole lot stranger when Normandy overhears her sister become involved in a violent confrontation with a man. The only clue echoing on the ghostly end of the line; the name Sel.

    The dead silence births loud fears as Normandy envelopes hersel

    Normandy Gold is a small town sheriff who is thrust into the violent underbelly of crime in 1970's Washington DC following an ill-fated telephone call from her younger sister.

    The call, strange in itself, given Normandy and Lila hadn't spoken in while, gets a whole lot stranger when Normandy overhears her sister become involved in a violent confrontation with a man. The only clue echoing on the ghostly end of the line; the name Sel.

    The dead silence births loud fears as Normandy envelopes herself in a shroud of criminal grime, grit and gore on a violent path to destruction at once reckless and righteous.

    The graphic novel by authors Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin is pure, unadulterated noir; there's no greater good or subplot device aimed at exposing political corruption or making the world a better place; Normandy walks among the sullen and grey, and that's where this story rightfully resides.

    My rating: 5/5 stars. Ask Normandy for sunshine and rainbows, and get a serrated knife to the solar plexus.

  • Jason Furman

    This graphic novel (or collection of five comic books) tells a hard boiled story set in the 1970s of a striking female sheriff who comes to Washington DC to investigate/avenge the murder of her estranged little sister who got caught up in a high class escort ring with ties that go the very top of the political system. The plot is interesting enough to sustain the work but increasingly absurd as the conspiracies go increasingly high up the chain. The illustrations are really good and bring back a

    This graphic novel (or collection of five comic books) tells a hard boiled story set in the 1970s of a striking female sheriff who comes to Washington DC to investigate/avenge the murder of her estranged little sister who got caught up in a high class escort ring with ties that go the very top of the political system. The plot is interesting enough to sustain the work but increasingly absurd as the conspiracies go increasingly high up the chain. The illustrations are really good and bring back a world that may never have existed outside of the 1970s and 1980s movies it draws on ranging from Taxi Driver to The Conversation. And the characters are what they are—tough women, prostitutes with hearts of gold, corrupt depraved politicians, honest low-level cops, and the like. Worth a quick read (in my case was drawn by the author Megan Abbott, would recommend her novels).

  • Angus McKeogh

    Very good for what it was. Almost a revenge noir comic in the vein of 70s cinema. Raunchy and filled with sex and violence. Just like the movies. And the storyline was interesting too. I enjoyed it. I’m a fan of Megan Abbott and have found her novels with teenage protagonist really good, perhaps I need to delve into more of her hardcore crime.

  • Michael

    Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin team-up for the Hard Case Crime series' first graphic novel,

    .

    A love-letter to 70's thrillers, this six-issue miniseries reads just like you'd expect -- hard hitting, hard drinking, and completely over the top. In short, it's a blast...if you're in the right frame of mind for it.

    When her stripper sister goes missing, Normandy Gold heads to D.C. to find out what really happened. What she finds is a vortex of lies, deceit, and underhand dealings that e

    Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin team-up for the Hard Case Crime series' first graphic novel,

    .

    A love-letter to 70's thrillers, this six-issue miniseries reads just like you'd expect -- hard hitting, hard drinking, and completely over the top. In short, it's a blast...if you're in the right frame of mind for it.

    When her stripper sister goes missing, Normandy Gold heads to D.C. to find out what really happened. What she finds is a vortex of lies, deceit, and underhand dealings that extend the highest levels of power.

    A fun, entertaining ride that reminds me of just what it is about the Hard Case Crime series I enjoy so much.

  • Dorie

    Normandy Gold

    By Megan Abbott & Alison Gaylin

    Artwork by Steve Scott & Rodney Ramos

    2018

    Titan Comics/ Hard Case Crime Comic

    1970s, Washington D.C.

    Sheriff Normandy Gold is seeking vengeance for the brutal murder of her sister, Lila. She learns Lila was a prostitute, working for Felicia Vane whose biggest customers are in politics.....

    Gold finds herself in the middle of a 1970s prostitution ring that can be followed all the way to the White House.

    The artwork is really well done, coloring is

    Normandy Gold

    By Megan Abbott & Alison Gaylin

    Artwork by Steve Scott & Rodney Ramos

    2018

    Titan Comics/ Hard Case Crime Comic

    1970s, Washington D.C.

    Sheriff Normandy Gold is seeking vengeance for the brutal murder of her sister, Lila. She learns Lila was a prostitute, working for Felicia Vane whose biggest customers are in politics.....

    Gold finds herself in the middle of a 1970s prostitution ring that can be followed all the way to the White House.

    The artwork is really well done, coloring is great. The Hard Case Comic series is a really cool series, that takes the 1970s book series and has crafted them into graphic novels and comics. Exceptional!

  • Race Bannon Berns

    I expected more out of a Megan Abbott book even if it

    was a graphic novel. This one seems a bit un-tidy where

    things move along but sometimes things are

    "skipped" in my mind. Kind of a mish-mosh.

    Not recommended.

  • 47Time

    70's fashion... not really a fan. The lingerie is hot, though, and also the gratuitous nudity. Yes, there is plenty of nudity in this comic. Also sexism. And the main character carries a huge Rambo knife that is definitely not regulation. What's not to like? The story is a spy thriller with a dubious and somewhat unsatisfying ending.

    Normandy's sister Lila, short for Delilah, disappears after servicing a client. She worked at a high-class brothel run by Felicia Vane, a woman with many connections

    70's fashion... not really a fan. The lingerie is hot, though, and also the gratuitous nudity. Yes, there is plenty of nudity in this comic. Also sexism. And the main character carries a huge Rambo knife that is definitely not regulation. What's not to like? The story is a spy thriller with a dubious and somewhat unsatisfying ending.

    Normandy's sister Lila, short for Delilah, disappears after servicing a client. She worked at a high-class brothel run by Felicia Vane, a woman with many connections that make her untouchable. Normandy, a sheriff in a small town, heads to Washington, DC to find her sister and meets Paul Sturges, the detective who handled the case and was forced to leave it unsolved. Normandy takes matters into her own hans to get to Felicia, but she first has to prove herself by working at the woman's brothel.

  • Matthew Hunter

    There's a saying about being at a significant disadvantage: “He/she brought a knife to a gun fight.” Well, Normandy actually does bring a knife to a gunfight, and proceeds to slaughter anyone she chooses, gun-toting or not. Here’s her justification for being judge, jury and executioner of her foes:

    Jeesh! Now tha

    There's a saying about being at a significant disadvantage: “He/she brought a knife to a gun fight.” Well, Normandy actually does bring a knife to a gunfight, and proceeds to slaughter anyone she chooses, gun-toting or not. Here’s her justification for being judge, jury and executioner of her foes:

    Jeesh! Now that’s a woman who doesn’t support the mission of Amnesty International.

    The artwork’s beautiful, and the homage to 70’s vigilante noir films makes the read disturbingly fun. If graphic violence and sexploitative media bother you, look elsewhere to get your noir kicks.

  • Craig

    Kind of disappointing. The story was a cliche-filled mix of any number of 1970s political potboilers, coupled with Watergate-conspiracy paranoia and a healthy helping of sex and gore. I didn't buy it, from the first page to the last. This is the second Hard Case Crime graphic novel I've read that falls far short of worthwhile.

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