Review of REVOLVER by Duane Swierczynski Jul18

Review of REVOLVER by Duane Swierczynski

REVOLVER Duane Swierczynski July 19, 2016 Mulholland Books A policeman gunned down in a bar. A homicide detective stalking an ex-con. A forensic scientist who can’t let the murder go. All members of the same family separated by 50 years and compelled by a murder that that has ripped through the generations. In 1965, Stan Walczak is gunned down with his partner in a neighborhood bar in Philadelphia. In 1995, his son is compelled to stalk the man who has long been suspected as the murderer following his release from jail on an unrelated murder. In 2015, his granddaughter returns home from college where she is studying forensic science...

Canary by Duane Swierczynski

CANARY Duane Swierczynski February 24, 2015 Mulholland Books   College is supposed to be about bad judgment. This is a time in our lives when we can stay out all hours of the night and still make it to that 8 AM history final. I went to college. I made some bad decisions, but mine pale in comparison to those made by Duane Swierczynski’s heroine in his latest novel, CANARY. Sarie Holland takes bad judgment to a whole new level. Sarie’s life takes a dramatic turn after she gives her boyfriend a ride after a party. Turns out the boyfriend was a low level drug dealer and the Philadelphia Narcotics unit had an interest in his supplier. When...

The Black Hood Q&A with Alex Segura and Duane Swierczynski Jan26

The Black Hood Q&A with Alex Segura and Duane...

The Red Circle characters have historically been on the periphery of the super-hero scene, with the Archie characters keeping the spotlight for decades. But the newly re-launched Dark Circle line is looking to be one of the biggest news makers of 2015. What should we be expecting from your book, THE BLACK HOOD? DS: I’ll be honest—but Alex Segura first approached me about the idea, I was leery. I’d written a fair amount of superhero comics over the years, and wasn’t sure I wanted to dive back into another. So I pitched him a story that I’d been kicking around as a possible novel, something so dark and violent and Paul Schrader-ish that I...

Ex-Con with Kate (and Dan) Sep11

Ex-Con with Kate (and Dan)

::Kate wanders into the kitchen at the Asylum in St. Paul looking for ice cream. It’s been a long day and the woman just wants some god-damn ice cream. She finds empty containers of the magical frozen goodness strewn about the floor. Melted dairy coats the countertops.:: Kate: WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED IN HERE AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ICE CREAM?!? Dan: ::looks up from kitchen table with ice cream and brownies all over his face:: Ice cream? We had ice cream? I have no idea what you are talking about. K: ::slips on puddle of mint chocolate chip:: You know exactly what I’m talking about! D: ::sticks brownies in ears:: Imsorrywhat? K: Yes you do!...

Flashback: Brian Azzarello’s 100 Bullets: An Appreciation Jul13

Flashback: Brian Azzarello’s 100 Bullets: An Appre...

This originally appeared in issue 8 (Sept/Oct 2005) SHOOT TO THRILL: Brian Azzarello’s 100 Bullets: An Appreciation by Duane Swierczynski Hardboiled comic fans are a rare breed; tough guys don’t usually do funnybooks. Yeah, yeah, I know—Mickey Spillane got his start in the comics, and his illustrated private eye Mike Danger eventually begat Mike Hammer. Batman calls himself a “detective,” and he’s certainly tough, but there’s all that fetishistic rubber to deal with. (Not knocking Christopher Nolan’s reimagining of the series, though—that was cool.) And while Sin City has been around since the early 1990s, I’m willing to bet you never heard...