The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics

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Paul Gravett
Running Press, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 479 pages
12 Reviews

These are some of the slickest, moodiest, graphic short stories ever collected, from the mean streets and sin cities of crime. One of the only compilations of the crime comic genre, this volume contains 25 of the best graphic short stories and is fully loaded with some of the greatest writers and artists in comics. This collection includes Alan More, Neil Gaiman, Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Johnny Craig, Alex Toth, Bernie Krigstein, Jack Cole, Jacques Tardi, Gianni De Luca, and Paul Grist. This, for sure, is one offer you can't refuse!

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User Review  - Charles - Goodreads

Acclectic while always dark, this collection offers a look into the history of crime comics that is both interesting as historical works and a gripping set of stories. The information about the comics the editor provides also gives nice insight. Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer Varnadore - Goodreads

This book was a whirlwind of the old-time classics. I loved the different styles and story lines, and it was a definite thrilling read. My favorite style was in the tale of Torpedo 1936: The Switch. Read full review


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Paul Gravett is a freelance journalist, curator, lecturer, and broadcaster who has worked in comics publishing and promotion for over twenty years. He has curated several exhibitions of comic art, from the history of British comics for France's National Comics Centre in Angouleme to the annual Comica Festival at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts. He has written about comics for various periodicals, including The Guardian, The Comics Journal, Comics International and Blueprint.

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