Crime Comics Confidential: The Best Golden Age Crime Comics

Crime Comics Confidential: The Best Golden Age Crime Comics

by Steven Brower (Editor)


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on July 27, 2021


Relive the days when gangsters ruled the streets in this gripping collection of notorious pre-Code crime comics!

True life criminals Al Capone, Legs Diamond, Pretty Boy Floyd, Dutch Schultz, Lucky Luciano, and John Dillinger are featured alongside colorful pulp fiction characters with rods ablaze. These mobsters flaunted their sexy gun molls and ill-gotten gains of big cars and fancy suits, living outside the law until getting their just deserts in the end.

Features masterful creators Charles Biro, Dick Briefer, John Buscema, Gene Colan, Jack Cole, Reed Crandall, Fred Guardineer, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Bernie Krigstein, Mort Meskin, Bob Powell, John Prentice, Mike Sekowsky, Leonard Starr, Marvin Stein, Alex Toth, and many others. These Senate-investigated stories are fully restored—over 20 full-comic stories in all!

There are over 200 pages of action-packed comics plus an in-depth essay by editor and designer Steven Brower. Brower's comics-related books include From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin and Golden Age Western Comics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684057580
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Publication date: 07/27/2021
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.88(w) x 13.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Steven Brower is an award winning graphic designer and writer. His work appears regularly in international and national design annuals and books on design, and he writes for several publications. During his tenure as Creative Director, Print garnered two National Magazine Awards for General Excellent and Gold and Silver from SPD. His book Woody Guthrie Artworks won top prizes both in the Foreword Awards and the New York Book Show. His work has been honored by AIGA, ADC Global, The American Center for Design, the Brno Biennale, the Martin Biennale, and The Type Directors Club among others. In 2006 he designed and co-authored 2D: Visual Basics for Designers with Robin Landa and Rose Gonnella (Cengage).

He has been an art director at the New York Times and The Nation, and his work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute. Satchmo: The Wonderful Art and World of Louis Armstrong was published in 2009 by Abrams. In 2011 two books he designed and authored were published: From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin (Fantagraphics), and Breathless Homicidal Slime Mutants: The Art of the Paperpack (Universe/ Rizzoli) to rave reviews and in 2016 he authored and designed Inside Art Direction: Caste Study and Interviews (Bloomsbury) and designed and co-authored, with Mercedes Ellington, Duke Ellington: An American Composer and Icon (Rizzoli). He is the director of the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA program at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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