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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Title:Normandy Gold
Author:Megan Abbott
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Genres:Sequential Art
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:152 pages pages

Normandy Gold Reviews

  • Paul
    Apr 22, 2018
    Great grimy riff on 70s paranoid noir with a protagonist reminiscent of Brubaker?s Velvet. ...
  • Craig
    Jul 09, 2018
    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'v...
  • Race Bannon Berns
    Apr 20, 2018
    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. ...
  • Frank
    Jun 29, 2018
    I'm a big fan of Abbott's novels, so I was disappointed in this book. I don't think there's enough room for proper character development, forcing motivation and rushing plot. As a result, the main character's decision-making is hard to understand. I like the 70s setting and mood, but I...
  • Josh
    Apr 20, 2018
    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 whe...
  • Patrick
    May 13, 2018
    Excellent artwork. Mostly well-written, the only thing I found slightly hard to believe was how easily and quickly Ms. Gold fit into the undercover role she played. I hope to read more. ...
  • Michael
    Jul 03, 2018
    Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin team-up for the Hard Case Crime series' first graphic novel, Normandy Gold. 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...i...
  • zackxdig
    Oct 20, 2018
    I wanted to like this more. A vengeance story dropped into 1970s with hookers and politics. ...
  • Stefan Fergus
    Aug 12, 2018
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  • Will Johnson
    May 05, 2018
    Review Pending ...
  • Matthew Hunter
    Sep 29, 2018
    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 execu...
  • Bob
    Apr 22, 2018
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  • Craig Childs
    Sep 20, 2018
    Normandy Gold is a small-town sheriff who goes to Washington DC to find her missing sister. At first, this seems like it would be a 'fish out of water' tale, but Normandy Gold shows from the outset how shrewd and resourceful she can be, and how far she is willing to go to find the trut...
  • Jason Furman
    Jan 19, 2018
    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 ...
  • Josh
    May 16, 2018
    Has more nudity than any graphic novel I've read, and, excepting Locke & Key, more blood 'n' guts. I say that just to indicate that Normandy Gold really aims to capture the sleaze and the seediness of 70s exploitation films, but also the creeping paranoia and the damaged characters...
  • Dakota Morgan
    Oct 02, 2018
    A surprisingly twisty and enjoyable riff on 70s noir. Sheriff Normandy Gold takes on prostitution in DC after her younger sister is brutally murdered by a corrupt politician. You keep thinking Normandy's cracked the case, but there's always a bigger fish to fry. The potboiler plotting ...
  • Ron
    Apr 28, 2018
    As a fan of Megan Abbott's prose, I've been looking forward to this, but while the art is very good (and surprisingly graphic) I found the story rather lackluster. We don't get a strong sense of Normandy's character before things take off and then it's a bit disjointed. I didn't get th...
  • Ron Sadowski
    Feb 04, 2018
    Read it in the original five issues serialization. ...
  • Tiffani
    Sep 15, 2018
    Megan Abbott?s early books remind me of classic noir tales from the 1940s and 50s like The Big Sleep and The Maltese Falcon, only told through the eyes of women. Her books, both those set in contemporary times and those set in decades past, are full of female rage, ambition, and comp...
  • Lukas Holmes
    Mar 30, 2018
    I'm torn on this. The art is incredible and the story is interesting. However it is very graphic which I normally don't mind. If you like the 70s films that they reference you'll love it. ...
  • Cale
    Oct 27, 2018
    Well, they nailed the aesthetic they were going for. This book feels like a novelization of a 70's political thriller merged with a sexploitation film. Normandy is our lead character, a terse woman out for revenge on the people who killed her sister, and stopping at nothing to find the...
  • Harding Young
    Sep 13, 2018
    Jumps off the page like a 70?s vigilante flick. ...
  • Kevin Catalano
    Apr 21, 2018
    Reading this is like watching a great seventies crime film, each panel a cinematic shot. Add to this a sexy and brutal protagonist, Normandy Gold is a must-read. ...
  • Chaim Klein
    Jul 18, 2018
    Good Megan Abbot crime story My first digital graphic novel. I really enjoy Megan Abbot's earlier crime books. It was nice to see her get back into the crime scene rather than the more psychologically oriented stuff that she has been writing recently. I thought that Normandy Gold wa...
  • Angus McKeogh
    Apr 13, 2018
    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 g...
  • Dorie
    Sep 25, 2018
    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, ...
  • Jef
    Aug 02, 2018
    This book has motivated me to write a review. I'll try not to spoil, but frankly, the take home message is that I recommend it to any adult that has even a modicum of interest in it. This came across my desk for consideration via Sci Fi Entertainment mag, which had a review. Man, I'...
  • Rob Schamberger
    Apr 13, 2018
    It?s the marriage of Coogan?s Bluff, Parallax Effect, The Deuce and Foxy Brown that I never knew my life was missing! Prepare to be surprised by how great this is. ...
  • Shawnzie Gade
    May 03, 2018
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  • 47Time
    Oct 04, 2018
    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...