"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."
"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."
Series: Mammoth Books
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 26th June 2008
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.6 x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1