Politics and crime.
One, at least, should be sacred. The other is always profane. Often, as we’ve seen in our years of watching the news and growing more and more despondent over elected government officials, they are often intermingled.
And don’t we just love that drama?
Some of the best examples in pop culture showcasing the relationship between politics and crime include films and television like All The President’s Men, The Godfather, JFK, The Departed, House of Cards and Yellowstone among many others. In comic books, it would be titles like Sin City, From Hell, The Question and plenty of issues of mainstay monthlies such as John Constantine: Hellblazer, Batman and The Punisher.
Politics and crime go hand in glove and, despite the real-world stories we devour on the nightly news, there’s always a wide-eyed audience ready to lap up more furtive, noirish and political thrills.
Add family to the mix and everything gets elevated to the next, bloodcurdling level – and that brings us to this week’s release of Bulls of Beacon Hill #1.
Written by Steve Orlando (Midnighter, Justice League of America, Martian Manhunter, Outlaw Territory) and illustrated by Andy MacDonald (Justice League of America, I Breathed A Body, My Date With Monsters, Rogue Planet, Loki), and published by Aftershock Comics, Bulls of Beacon Hill appeals to anyone who loves crime fiction and thrillers.
Here, Dr. Christopher Boldt is living the life: a successful career, a loving boyfriend and an upcoming turn at Boston city politics. But Boldt has got a skeleton in the closet, ready to fall out. He’s the son of the owner of one of Boston’s biggest construction companies – and also one of its most notorious gangsters, Orin Paige.
Politics has a way of outing every secret, no matter how carefully hidden. As an aspiring politician, Boldt doesn’t want his connection to crime know. And Paige, intent on his own survival in the mob world, wants no link to his estranged queer son.
When the skeletons avalanche out of the closet, for father and son, someone’s world is bound to turn bloody.
Make the run to your local comic book shop today and pick up the first issue of Bulls Of Beacon Hill today!
To get a feel for the series, you can catch the trailer of the Bulls of Beacon Hill comic book series directly below.