The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics

The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics


By (author) Paul Gravett

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  • Publisher: Robinson Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 166mm x 234mm x 40mm | 855g
  • Publication date: 26 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845297105
  • ISBN 13: 9781845297107
  • Illustrations note: Throughout
  • Sales rank: 287,931

Product description

Here 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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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.

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"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."