Hard Boiled is a three-issue, acclaimed graphic novel published by American company Dark Horse Comics in 1990-1992. Set in a dark, dystopian future, the series follows the story of an every-day insurance investigator, Carl Seltz, (husband, father, dog-owner) who discovers his true identity as a ultra-violent cyborg tax collector codenamed Nixon. Nixon’s fits of rage, violence, and faulty programming, plus his third identity as Number Four, a corporate assassin, lead to his involvement in a secret robot revolution where he may be the key to victory. Frank Miller and Geof Darrow won the 1991 Eisner award for Best Writer/Artist for this series.
Fri 31 Mar 2017, on BBC Radio 5 Live, Kermode & Mayo Film Review program, Wheatley confirmed his involvement.