"For Tomorrow: Part One of Four": Ringo Chen kills nine people including the teenage son of a wealthy businessman.

Quote1 My name is Ringo Chen and I kill people for money. It's my life. Quote2
Ringo Chen

Hitman #39 is an issue of the series Hitman (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1999.

Appearing in "For Tomorrow: Part One of Four"

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Other Characters:

  • Baytor
  • Gerry McWilliams (Deceased)
  • Tarquin Harcourt (Only appearance; dies)
    • Tony (Only appearance; dies)
  • Wendy




Synopsis for "For Tomorrow: Part One of Four"

Ringo Chen kills nine people including the teenage son of a wealthy businessman.

At the zoo, Tommy Monaghan meets Deborah Tiegel, where she is now working as a zookeeper. Tommy tells her he thinks he is in love with her and a giraffe eats his ice cream cone, causing Tiegel to roll on the ground with laughter. Tiegel agrees to meet Tommy for coffee later.

Tommy is walking on the street and sees Ringo coming around the corner and says hi. Tommy's old girlfriend Wendy is with Ringo, which makes for an awkward situation.

Tommy and Ringo meet at Noonan's later to talk about things. Ringo tells Tommy that Wendy broke up with him as a result of his work. He tells Tommy that he was considering leaving the business to be with Wendy. Tommy leaves and Ringo makes veiled threat on his life.

Ringo goes to collect some money from a client and finds the client dead in the living room. He is confronted by a small Chinese man calling himself the Waterman and several of his goons. Ringo escapes via the fire escape.


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The title of this story arc comes from the Hong Kong film For a Better Tomorrow, starring Chow Yun Fat, who the character of Ringo Chen was modeled after.

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