Written by Brian Azzarello.
Art by Victor Santos.
Letters by Clem Robins.;
Edited by Will Dennis.
Published under the ‘Vertigo Crime’ imprint for DC Comics/Vertigo.
200 pages – Black and White – Original Format HB (later republished in PB).
The Story – Richard ‘Junk’ Junkin is a former football star who had to pull out of a future career because of a knee injury. He’s now working on a car showroom trying his best but failing to earn money selling top of the range automobiles. His boss realises his shortfalls as a salesman and asks Junk to keep an eye on his wayward daughter.
But something happens, nothing goes to plan and things turn a little deadly.
‘Maybe I have a soft spot for lost causes.’
Tony is joined by returning co-host Al Henderson and they discuss this graphic novel that was the joint first in a short run of graphic novels from Vertigo/DC Comics that focused on crime and often Crime Noir. This graphic novel hits all the Noir classics, duplicitous females, corruption, desire, private eyes and sharp suits. There’s some great heavily inked art and some pretty cool/funny genre specific dialogue
They also do a deep dive into the comics careers of Brian Azzarello and Victor Santos. Get a pen ready for some great recommendations.
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