An seven-issue comic book from Dynamite Entertainment, written by Garth Ennis
with art by Craig Cermak and covers by Howard Chaykin
, Red Team
is a crime story set in and around New York City.
A major crimes unit within the NYPD, Red Team, has been pursuing a particularly ruthless drug dealer for some time, and in so doing has inadvertently eliminated most of his competitors. When the dealer in question arranges for the death of a fellow cop and subsequently has the man who pulled the trigger assassinated, leaving them with nothing to go on, the Red Team proceeds to step outside the law.
- Author Tract: Like a lot of Ennis's work in 2012 and 2013, time is made for some anger at the Catholic church and its pedophilia scandals.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: One of the team's chosen victims is a fairly blatant stand-in for Bernie Madoff.
- Dirty Cop
- Gone Horribly Right: The plan to take out Clinton Days in issue #1. The problem is that it goes off absolutely flawlessly, thus encouraging the Red Team to do it again.
- Schedule Slip: There was a fairly massive gap between issues #2 and #3 which killed a lot of the book's word of mouth. Similarly, several months passed between issues #6 and #7.