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Monday, April 11, 2011

NOIR NOW: ANGELTOWN!

NOIR NOW: ANGELTOWN!

THE NATE HOLLIS INVESTIGATIONS

GARY PHILLIPS

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Los Angeles is the birthplace of noir because the brighter the sunshine, the deeper the shadows and the more deadly the mischief that goes on in the dark.

Angeltown: The Nate Hollis Investigations is a hardcover from Moonstone reprinting the Vertigo mini series in glorious black and white – the original critically praised sequential mystery featuring the cool, tough private eye's frenzied search in the shadows for a pro hoopster wanted for murder in a case entitled, Baller.

The brand of noir that encompasses private eye tales is all about style and gritty substance. Phillips tells a hard hitting story with rapid fire dialogue and staccato pacing. Martinbrough adds to the fist to the face this story gives the reader with both stark and subtle imagery. Between them, the original mini series set a new standard for PI Noir.

Exclusive to this hardcover, writer Gary Phillips raises the bar with two original illustrated prose short stories; Hollywood Killer, wherein superhero pretenders prowling Hollywood Boulevard for tips are getting bumped off, art by Manoel Magalhães and King Cow, about cattle, low-riders and babes with nazi tattoos, art by Alejandro.

Gritty. Sordid. Dark. Hard boiled. And all cast against the canvas of the Land of Broken Dreams. Angeltown: The Nate Hollis Investigations is that and so much more . . .

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