Scene of the Crime

Scene of the Crime

by Ed Brubaker
     
 
  • From the co-creators of Gotham Central and FATALE comes a lost crime noir masterpiece. Long out of print, and presented here for the first time in an oversized hardback edition, Scene of the Crime was the first time
    Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark worked together — before their acclaimed runs on Daredevil and Gotham Central

Overview

  • From the co-creators of Gotham Central and FATALE comes a lost crime noir masterpiece. Long out of print, and presented here for the first time in an oversized hardback edition, Scene of the Crime was the first time
    Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark worked together — before their acclaimed runs on Daredevil and Gotham Central — and was inked by Sean
    Phillips, who also designed this deluxe edition.
  • This is where it all began, with a hard-hitting mystery story set in a modern-day "Chinatown" that garnered nominations for Best Mini-series and Best
    Writer in the 2000 Eisner Awards. Also included in this new collection are behind-the-scenes art and stories, a new foreword by Brubaker, and many other extras.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The long-awaited graphic novel release of Brubaker (Fatale) and Lark’s (Daredevil; Gotham Central) Eisner Award–nominated, classic PI crime fiction begins when PI Jack Herriman is hired for a simple missing persons case. Herriman soon discovers there is nothing routine about the case, and he has no problem finding the missing person, Maggie Jordan. But when Jordan is discovered dead the following day, Herriman feels the need to uncover the real story behind her disappearance and murder. His investigation eventually reveals Jordan’s dark family history with Mitchell Luna, the patriarchal leader of a cultish free-love group called Lunarhouse. The book also includes a short story featuring Herriman (“God and Sinners”) and an extras section with excerpts of the script, pencils, and inks.

Verdict This title is representative of superior writing and its importance in launching Brubaker’s career. It should appeal to all graphic novel readers but even more so to crime fiction aficionados working in film and other literary genres.—Scott Vieira, Sam Houston State Univ. Lib., Huntsville, TX

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607066323
Publisher:
Image Comics
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Edition description:
Deluxe
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
426,494
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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