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    DescriptionHere is the first ever popular collection of crime comics - the 24 best graphic short stories in the crime genre, spanning all the colours of noir, from classic American newspaper strip serials and notorious uncensored comic books to today's global graphic novel masterpieces. This must-have collection is fully loaded with some of the greatest writers and artists in comics publishing, including Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Will Eisner, Max Allan Collins, Johnny Craig, Alex Toth, Bernie Krigstein - plus adaptations of/collaborations by famous crime writers, such as Dashiel Hammett, Mickey Spillane and Raymond Chandler. Meet a gallery of hard-boiled, iconic heroes and killers inside including:Dashiell Hammett's smooth operator Secret Agent X-9, Will Eisner's masked mystery man The Spirit, Mickey Spillane's heavyweight tough-guy Mike Hammer, Munoz and Sampayo's brooding ex-cop Alack Sinner, Abuli and Bernet's venal hitman-for-hire Torpedo 1936, Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty's femme fatale investigator Ms. Tree, and Charles Burns' Mexican wrestler and defective detective El Borbah.

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    The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Gravett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845297107
    ISBN 10: 1845297105

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.0
    BIC E4L: GRA
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, FF
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: FX
    DC22: 741.59
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: CGN004010
    Illustrations note
    illustrations throughout
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Robinson Publishing
    Publication date
    26 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Paul Gravett is the leading light in the UK comics industry. Freelance journalist, curator, and broadcaster, he has worked in comics publishing and promotion for over 20 years. He writes for publications as diverse as the Guardian, Bookseller and Comics International; and is author of Manga: 60 years of Japanese Comics and Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life.
    Review quote
    "Sacramento Book Review," September 2008 "("The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics") includes many classic stories, including Mickey Spillane (Mike Hammer), Will Eisner (the Spirit), Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond (Secret Agent X-9) and ones from a newer generation of writers and artists, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore and Paul Grist...the book has a very nice balance of the best writers and artists in genre. As an overview, you can't go wrong with this book."