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    Mumbai Confidential: Good Cop, Bad Cop Book 1 (Mumbai Confidential) (Hardback) By (artist) Vivek Shinde, By (artist) Saumin Patel, By (artist) Devaki Neogi, By (artist) Vinay Brahmania, By (artist) Shounak Jog, By (author) Saurav Mohapatra, By (artist) Siddharth Kotian, Edited by Rebecca Taylor

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    DescriptionFrom writer Saurav Mohapatra (Witchblade, Devi) and artist Vivek Shinde (Snake Woman, Project: Kalki) comes a hard-boiled tale of crime, punishment, and redemption in the seedy underbelly of Mumbai. Five years ago, Arjun Kadam used to be a cop, a rising star in the ranks of the Mumbai Encounter Squad-an elite unit tasked by the powers-that-be to carry out extrajudicial executions of notorious gangsters. But the death of his pregnant wife at childbirth derailed his life and set him off on a spiral of depression and drug addiction, a pale shadow of his former self. When Kadam is the victim of a hit-and-run that also claims the life of a street urchin, he goes into coma for a month. Upon awakening, he finds a new sense of purpose and pursues the investigation, taking him on a journey through the deep, dark heart of Mumbai - from the glitzy tinsel of Bollywood, to the dank depths of the Mumbai Underworld, where the line between the police and the criminals has been blurred beyond recognition by his ex-colleagues on the Encounter Squad, who are now de-facto gangsters in uniform, running the very same extortion rackets they were tasked to eradicate. Obsessed with his mission, Kadam sets off a desperate gambit of deadly intrigue and deception that pits him against the very machine of violence and corruption he once helped create. "Gorgeously noir." (Ron Marz (Witchblade, Artifacts, Shinku, Green Lantern)). "Perfect example of noir storytelling in comics." (geekadelphia.Com). "Mohapatra's dialogue is sharp and his script is innovative, putting a clever twist on the genre. Shinde's lush and gorgeous cinematic art impresses the most, from strongly individual faces and photorealistic body language to a deep and rich range of shadows and light, water and blood. This is stylish, sophisticated, and metropolitan: a fresh entry in the noir genre with an Asian twist." (Publishers Weekly). "It reads like a sub-continental version of Sin City and has all the best elements of classic crime noir, with twists, turns, violence and corruption, all played out in the grimy, monsoon ridden streets of Mumbai and the glamour of Bollywood instead of downtown LA and the Hollywood Hills." (Pipedream Comics).


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    Title
    Mumbai Confidential: Good Cop, Bad Cop Book 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (artist) Vivek Shinde, By (artist) Saumin Patel, By (artist) Devaki Neogi, By (artist) Vinay Brahmania, By (artist) Shounak Jog, By (author) Saurav Mohapatra, By (artist) Siddharth Kotian, Edited by Rebecca Taylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 171 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781936393657
    ISBN 10: 1936393654
    Classifications

    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.0
    BIC E4L: GRA
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: FX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 01
    B&T Approval Code: A23400000
    DC22: 741.5/973
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    B&T Approval Code: A23430000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 741.5954
    BISAC V2.8: CGN004010
    DC23: 741.5954
    LC classification: PN6728.M83 M64 2013
    Publisher
    Archaia Studios Press
    Imprint name
    Archaia Studios Press
    Publication date
    21 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Fort Lee
    Author Information
    Saurav writes comics. He's written WITCHBLADE for Image/TopCow, PHANTOM for Moonstone and DEVI, SADHU, INDIA AUTHENTIC, MUMBAI MACGUFFIN and JIMMY ZHINGCHAK - AGENT OF D.I.S.C.O. for Virgin Comics. He lives in northern California with two mutant kittens. All he wants for his birthday is a wall to wall aquarium full of 'freakin' sharks with freakin' laser beams' on their head.