HITMAN (1996) Issues
Dead Man's Land' part 1! Following his traumatic trip to Ireland, Tommy heads to Noonan's for a sorrow-drowning beer. Instead, he gets involved in what looks to be a small boy's kidnapping, until he learns that the kidnappers aren't looking for ransom...they're looking for blood!
A new vigilante is prowling the streets of Gotham City. He's Nightfist, and he's a man with a price on his head that Hitman means to collect. But Nightfist isn't exactly the hero he pretends to be, and while Tommy Monaghan goes on the hunt for him, the infamous Johnny Navarone is closing in to win the bounty for executing Hitman.
It's never a good idea to get on a mob boss's bad side, particularly when the mob boss is Moe Dubelez, and the bad side is his deceased 'Siamese' twin, Joe. Joe was offed a while back by Hitman, and has spent the time since busily decomposing and raising a stench only heaven could cure. Seeking vengeance, brother Moe hires his own hit man to kill Tommy Monaghan--a cold-blooded pro named Johnny Navarone.
All hell breaks loose as Hitman realizes too late that his assignment to execute the Joker was a setup: the Mawzir, a gun-wielding demon, is closing in to recruit Tommy Monaghan as an assassin for the Arkanonne, two bullet-ridden demonlords. Meanwhile, Batman is on Hitman's tail as well...and the Dark Knight may be an even bigger problem for Monaghan than going to hell.
Garth Ennis (PREACHER) brings his addictive storytelling and twisted sense of humor to the DC Universe. Illustrated by John McCrea (BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, THE DEMON), HITMAN follows the strange adventures of Tommy Monaghan, a metahuman assassin-for-hire who specializes in killing other metahumans. Issue #1 begins a 3-part story in which Hitman is hired to break into Arkham Asylum and execute the Joker, bringing him to the unwelcome attention of Gotham City's Dark Knight and two lords of hell who want Hitman to become their mortal agent on Earth.