WATCHMEN: THE ANNOTATED EDITION Edited by Leslie K...

WATCHMEN: THE ANNOTATED EDITION Edited by Leslie Klinger, Forward by Dave Gibbons Dec 2017 DC Comics WATCHMEN is possibly the most famous graphic novel ever published. Trade editions have never gone out of print and it still sells BIG numbers. It was on Time magazine’s list of 100 best novels of all time. There has been a movie made, prequels were published and the characters are being introduced into the DC Universe proper. There have also been a lot of articles and even whole books about WATCHMEN. People can’t seem to get enough. Now Leslie Klinger who has done annotated versions of Sherlock Homes, Dracula and more has tackled this...

Hard Case Crime Comics Nov20

Hard Case Crime Comics

  Hard Case Crime has been consistently publishing great books for a long time now. This fall the opened a new door and have started publishing comics. It is safe to say if you are a fan of their books you will love these comics. And what a perfect fit. Crime fiction has always translated well in comics and there has been an upswing the last few years with some great stuff to read.   The first two comics from Hard Case are TRIGGERMAN and PEEPLAND.         PEEPLAND is written by two of my favorites, Christa Faust and Gary Phillips, both authors with true bonafides when it comes to this genre. The tale is set in...

Gary Phillips: The Hardest Working Man in Crime Fi...

Gary Phillips just might steal James Brown’s title of being the Hardest Working Man in Show Business – his output certainly shows as much. This year he’s already published 3 THE HARD WAY through Down & Out Books with three more projects to see release in October. Philips, a long-time native of L.A. living near where he was born and raised, writes some of the most realistic crime fiction in the genre, filling his stories with characters that fit right into the context of their times. His restless devotion to bettering his craft shows, as Philips is still publishing some of his best work even after twenty-three years of being a...

Fortune’s Unknown Soldier: The Influence of Hugo Pratt’s CORTO MALTESE Oct14

Fortune’s Unknown Soldier: The Influence of ...

I first heard the name “Corto Maltese” when watching the original Tim Burton Batman movie as a boy. It was mentioned in passing by reporter Vicki Vale, who’d shot an article for TIME magazine about the small, fictional war torn nation. It wouldn’t be for another 16 years that I’d learn what that particular Easter egg meant, or how much of an impact it would have on my life. The character of Corto Maltese was born out of the imagination of an Italian comic book artist/writer named Hugo Pratt, and into the pages of a magazine called Sgt Kirk in the year 1967, when the Gentleman of Fortune floated into the story...

Interview with Devin Faraci, Writer on KILLER INSI...

Interview with Devin Faraci KILLER INSIDE ME Jon: Devin, I’m a huge fan of the work of Jim Thompson, my favorite is THE ALCOHOLICS. What made you pick THE KILLER INSIDE ME to do an adaptation of? Devin: IDW had already chosen it! Chris Ryall came to me; he knew my writing and listened to my podcast, where I said I was a big fan of Jim Thompson. He had the rights to this book and took a chance on me.   Jon: I don’t like to even guess what was going on in Thompson’s head when he wrote the book. And having seen the film adaptation I don’t think I would have wanted to be around Casey Affleck while they were filming. Did Lou Ford get into...