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Hitman Vol. 1: A Rage in Arkham

Welcome back to Waiting on the Trade, a comics book club for people who don’t have time for monthly comics!

In this episode, guest host Kathryn Prince takes us back to the 1990s, as we discuss Garth Ennis, John McCrea, Willie Schubert, Carla Feeny, and co.’s Hitman: A Rage in Arkham.

This episode’s explanations, observations, and links of note include:

  • If you, like Kat, dislike “superhero cradling a dead body” covers, don’t click this link.
  • Oh boy: Let’s talk about Bloodlines, huh? (Or if you’d rather, just skip it. Ennis tells you what you need to know in the book.)
  • I do really, really love letters columns. Kat, on the other hand, loves Bad Religion.
  • If you read only one other issue of Hitman, I recommend reading Hitman 34, which is a standalone issue guest-starring Superman. (Really, you should just read the whole series though.)
  • And finally, here’s Hitman assistant editor Peter Tomasi talking about the best moment in this book: Tommy vomiting on Batman.

Follow-Up Recommendations

If you liked Hitman, we think you might also like:

If you enjoyed Kat’s time on the podcast, be sure to check out some of her other Matt Reads Comics-related work (including our zine, Extra Crunchy Fun).


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