Brownsville

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NBM ComicsLit, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 205 pages
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Jewish gangster' isn't a term one hears much nowadays, but back when the Dodgers played in the East and licorice cost a penny a bag, Brooklyn corners were lousy with semitic young toughs looking for adventure and excitement - none more so than in Brownsville. This volume follows the intertwined lives of Allie Tannenbaum and Abe Rele as they escape the mean streets and lonlely tenements of the East New York, make themselves into the most dangerous men in America, only to eventually send their best friends and closest allies up the river.

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About the author (2006)

Xeric-Award winning graphic novelist Neil Kleid authored "Ninety Candles", a graphic novella about life, death, legacy and comics, as well as the graphic novels "Brownsville" and "The Big Kahn". He has written for nearly every comic book publisher in the industry, adapted Jack London s Call of the Wild into sequentials for Penguin Books, did the opposite for Marvel Comics seminal Spider-Man storyline Kraven s Last Hunt, and is collaborating on the digital creator-owned series "Kings and Canvas", with artists Jake Allen and Frank Reynoso for Monkeybrain Comics. By day, Neil is the Art Director for the Topps Company s digital suite of trading card apps. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and four kids, where he roots for the Tigers, grills like a king, writes like a champ.

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