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Detectives Inc., A Terror of Dying Dreams

McGregor, Don; Colan, Gene

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ISBN 10: 1582400970 / ISBN 13: 9781582400976
Published by Image Comics, Inc., Fullerton, California, 1999
Used Condition: Fine Soft cover
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A new adventure for private investigators Denning and Ranier by the king of the graphic novel. Clean, tight, unmarked copy with extremely light cover scuffing. Bookseller Inventory # 000862

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Title: Detectives Inc., A Terror of Dying Dreams

Publisher: Image Comics, Inc., Fullerton, California

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: Colan, Gene

Book Condition:Fine

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Synopsis:

A hundred pages of private eyes investigating the gutters and black tie affairs of New York City. This is Don McGregor and Gene Colan teaming together again, right after their critical success with the NATHANIEL DUSK series, to bring you the ever popular Cosby/Culp style duo of Ted Denning & Bob Rainier.

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"Don McGregor is the crowned king of the graphic noir novel. His stories are torn from the soul, and I covet his ability to touch us collectively and individually as he marries words to images. Coupled with Gene Colan's brilliantly moody and evocative images, McGregor's storytelling is at its gut-level best in Detectives Inc.: A Terror of Dying Dreams. Rainier and Denning are characters who resonate with hardboiled legacy -- Raymond Chandler twisted by Jim Thompson. They are dark knights treading a difficult path toward salvation through the horror of man's unique inhumanity. It is the words and art of McGregor and Colan, however, that make us care about the detective duo, make us think about the story, and finally consider our own actions as we teeter along the same path." -- Paul Bishop, author of TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD, and head of LAPD's Sex Crimes Unit

"Private investigators Ted Denning and Bob Rainier are back and mystery fans couldn't be happier. A TERROR OF DYING DREAMS is a virtuoso synthesis of words and pictures from two of the industry's grand masters. Intelligent, moving, funny and wise, it also manages to be at least a hundred times more entertaining than a story dealing with such serious subject matter has any right to be. DETECTIVES INC. is exactly what we mean when we say, "Good comics." Don't just stand there reading the back cover, Man. Take it home!" -- Dwayne McDuffie, Co-Creator of ICON and THE MILESTONE UNIVERSE

"Really a combination of the novel and the movies, A TERROR OF DYING DREAMS offers the best of both worlds. This is no comic book, but a novel and a noir movie as honest and satisfying as any I've read lately, proving once again how overblown and bloated so many of our crime novels are today. Here we have a lean, taut piece, pared down to its dark essence, that pulls no punches." -- Dennis Lynds aka Michael Collins, author of the DAN FORTUNE Mysteries

"Wow! Don McGregor and Gene Colan know how to tell a great story. Detectives Inc. is the best comic book I've read in years. It's the best I've read in 5 years, when I last read Detectives Inc.: A Terror of Dying Dreams. I hope you guys are ready to give us more." -- Dwayne Turner, artist - CURSE OF SPAWN, PANTHER'S PREY, BUTCHER'S KNIGHT

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