Re: RARA-AVIS: Re:The Golden Age of American Crime Fiction

From: Jonathan Bravard (
Date: 01 May 2008

Michael hits the nail squarely on it's head, when he writes of Penzler. In not reading comics/graphic novels, you miss so much. Like the work of Ed Brubaker his "Criminal" series, as well as Scene of the Crime and Sleeper, are all worth reading and would be enjoyed by all in this group, I believe.

 And yes Mickey Spillane did get his start in comic books, Captain America, Superman, and Batman amoung others I am sure.


On 5/1/08, Michael Sharp <> wrote:
> I stopped listening to the Penzler interview when he said flatly and
> without explanation that he didn't read comics or graphic novels. Some
> of the best, most innovative crime fiction of the past quarter century
> has been in comics. Moore and Gibbons' Watchmen, most of Frank Miller's
> work, David Lapham's extraordinary Stray Bullets, etc. And, I mean,
> Spillane got his start writing for comics, didn't he? Why would someone
> who is undeniably an expert on crime fiction ignore a massive and
> undeniably important crime fiction medium? It would be like saying "Oh,
> I don't watch movies." ???


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