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Full Name: Robert Trench, Michael Steadman
Series Name: Guns
Nationality: American
Organization: DEA & Naval Intelligence
Occupation Agent

Creator: Steven Grant
Time Span: 2007 - 2014


Bobby Trench is an agent with the DEA.

Michael Steadman is an officer with U.S. Naval Intelligence.

Both have been operatives for quite a while before we meet them as they meet each other; both have been undercover maintaining their false identities as low-level gun-for-hire criminals. Both are pretty darn good at their jobs though it is doubtful that each of their supervisors would sing their praises too highly. Both men are, to say the least, prone to going rogue and doing things his own way and that is never something a boss likes his man to do; when things go awry, and they usually seem to do so, it does not reflect well on the bosses and they would make sure their displeasure is felt.

These two might, however, have come up with a way to come out on top were it not for the fact that when they meet, they have no idea of the true identity of the other; both is certain the other is a perfect patsy to use to pull off one impressive operation. 

Trench operating under his role as Bobby Beans, long blond haired crook. Steadman is under the alias of Mark Stigman, another real winner.


Number of Movies:1
First Appearance:2013
Last Appearance:2013

1 2 Guns 2 Guns
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Writers: Blake Master, Steven Grant
Actors: Denzel Washington as Bobby, Mark Wahlberg as Stig, Paula Patton as Deb, Edward James Olmos as Papi Greco, Bill Paxton as Earl
Released: 2013

"Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold."


Number of Stories:2
First Appearance:2007
Last Appearance:2014

1 2 Guns 2 Guns
Published by Boom! Studios
Contributors: Steven Grant (writer), Mateus Santolouco (artist)
Copyright: 2007

Published as a graphic novel consisting of the 5-issue mini-series  2 Guns which published in Apr., May, Oct., Nov., and Dec. 2007.
Bobby Trench is a DEA agent. Michael Steadman is a Naval Intelligence officer. Both are undercover as a low-level gun-for-hire; ignorant of the truth of the other. As each tries to convince the other to join in a bank heist to steal money from the Mob, neither knows they are being set up by the Mob to steal money belonging to the CIA.

2 3 Guns 3 Guns
Published by Boom! Studios
Contributors: Steven Grant (writer), Emilio Laiso (artist), Rafael Albuquerque (cover artist)
Copyright: 2014

Published as a graphic novel consisting of the 6-issue mini-series  3 Guns which published in Aug 2013 - Jan. 2014.
Bobby Trench and Michael Steadman are pulled into another crazy situation, this time they are brokering a gun trade between the Russians and anti-government militia. Once again they are coming at it from different angles but this time they do not know there is a 3rd Gun and she is determined to come out on top.


This page dealing with two rather interesting operatives consists of two crime adventures which both stray decidedly into the spy-fi environs in two ways.

The first is that one of the two fellows is an officer with the U.S. Naval Intelligence - that pretty much guaranteed it qualified.

The second is that the first adventure dealt with stealing what turns out to be CIA money. That alone would have justified being here. Toss in the next adventure dealing with Russians selling arms to American anti-government militia and you have another no-brainer.

Plus while the two graphic novel adventures are just so darned good, well, the movie taken from the first tale stars Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington. I mean, I enjoy the heck out of anything Wahlberg is in and as well Washington, well, c'mon! It's Denzel!! Never pass up an opportunity to idolize that man, ever!

The comicbook mini-series turned graphic novels are excellent and the movie is a major hoot.


My Grade: B


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