This September Image Comics invites readers to experience Nicolas Petrimaux’s ode to classic action movies, Gunning For Ramirez! While this will be the graphic novel’s first English release, Gunning For Ramirez was previously released by Glénat and is already an international smash hit. It has won an Angoulême Award for best publication 2018 (category youth 15/17), Canal BD Award for best publication 2018 (retailers awards), and Best Series BD Gest Award 2018 (press awards).
The concept is unique and full of potential. From Image: What if the deadliest assassin in all of Mexico, a man with dozens of kills to his name, was actually a vacuum repairman in Arizona? Set in Falcon City, Arizona, Gunning for Ramirez follows Jacques Ramirez, a man who works at Robotop, the leading home appliance company in the Southwest United States. Jacques is efficient, thorough, and discreet. That last one is easy: he’s also mute. But everything changes when two members of one of Paso del Rio’s largest drug cartels stumble upon Jacques and believe him to be the deadly hitman who betrayed them in the past: the ruthless Ramirez. Could it be that the cartel’s legendary clean-up man is really a legendary vacuum cleaner expert? Now that they’ve found him, the men of the cartel will do everything they can to kill this traitor.
With genre comparisons to Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, this will be a must-read for fans of 80’s and 90’s action films. Check out a few sample pages:
Gunning for Ramirez will be available on Wednesday, September 30 and in bookstores on Tuesday, October 6. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore via Bookshop or Indiebound or it can be pre-ordered on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.
Gunning for Ramirez will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.