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BOOM! Studios takes aim at ’2 Guns’ sequel

3 gunsTimed to coincide with the August premiere of Universal Pictures’ 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, BOOM! Studios has announced a sequel to the 2007 crime comic by Steven Grant and Mataes Santolouco.

Grant and cover artist Rafael Albuquerque will return for the new six-issue miniseries, appropriately titled 3 Guns, joined by Hack/Slash artist Emilio Laiso.

The original comic followed a DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who, after unwittingly investigating each other, team up to seal money from the mob — only to learn to late that the $50 million actually belongs to the CIA. This time they’re brokering weapons deals from opposite sides, but little do they know there’s a third gun in the mix.

“The guys haven’t seen each other and are on the outs with their agencies,” Grant tells The Hollywood Reporter. “They both independently end up on opposite sides of a deal going down with Russian weapons manufacturers and anti-government revolutionaries.”

Directed by Batlasar Kormakur, Universal’s 2 Guns opens Aug. 2.

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Should’ve called it 2 Guns 2 Furious.

Brave Sir Robin

May 16, 2013 at 8:17 am

That sounds like a pretty good plot. I may go back and check out the original books.

The original “2 Guns” was a great little crime book and would have fit nicely into the Criminal-Stumptown-Near Death-Thief of Thieves crime mini-renaissance that’s been going on for the last few years. I know I’ll definitely be checking out the sequel.

Jason – That’s actually my favorite school lately, comics are enjoying some fantastic crime fiction these days. I agree that 2 Guns was a welcome entry, I liked it and this is the first I’ve heard of the sequel, which I look forward to. I’m hoping the movie is as good!

Agreed! Another recent crime book that I enjoyed a great deal: “Comeback” by Ed Brisson, Michael Walsh, and Jordie Bellaire, released earlier this year from Image. Good stuff!

I haven’t picked up Comeback yet but I will definitely take that recommendation. (And it should go without saying but Point Of Impact by Jay Faerber and The Creep by John Arcudi deserve nods, as well). Cheers!

Frank Miller should adapt this to a comic book.

Point of Impact *was* pretty good! I liked the story a little less than I did Faerber’s Near Death, but I liked the art a little more so they both evened out to be pretty good little crime books to my eye.

And if you read Near Death, Comeback writer Ed Brisson did a few one-off noirish back-ups in the back of the last few issues of ND that were just fantastic. Those were what made me seek out Comeback in the first place.

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