Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: mystery writers to comics

From: John Armstrong (
Date: 11 Jun 2008

Then there's Spillane -

Patrick Lee wrote:
> Many hardboiled/mystery writers have come into the comic fold in recent
> years. Max Allan Collins's involvement actually dates back to him
> scripting
> the Dick Tracy daily strip in the 70's and he originated Ms. Tree as a
> comic
> book while also writing Batman and creating Wild Dog with Terry Beatty for
> DC comics in the 80's. In the 90's, Collins worked with his hero and
> friend
> Mickey Spillane on the Mike Danger comic book.
> Greg Rucka's Atticus Kodiak series does predate his comic work but I spoke
> to Greg at a comic convention years ago and he described his longtime love
> of comics and how he enjoyed his opportunity to work in the medium. More
> recently, Brad Meltzer did a groundbreaking miniseries for DC called
> Infinite Crisis and spent a year writing the Justice League. David Morrell
> recently did a Captain America minseries and has more work coming. As was
> mentioned earlier, Duane Swiercynski is writing Cable for Marvel and has
> done some Punisher work. Charlie Huston has worked on Moon Knight and
> Wolverine for Marvel. The work they have all done is variable in
> quality and
> certainly will appeal to you depending on the subject matter and
> whether you
> enjoy comics. I have read all of the authors' prose work and I would be
> hardpressed to identify any of their styles in their comic work.
> Pat Lee
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