Buy This Comic Angel City Town Without Pity

first_img “Introducing ANGEL CITY, a hard-boiled 1930s noir starring Dolores Dare, previous Hollywood hopeful and current enforcer for the Volante mob. When her best friend turns up dead in a dumpster behind the Chinese Theater, Dolores starts her own investigation of the “April Fool’s Killer.” As she gets closer to the truth, Dolores will go up against the studios, the corrupt homicide division, and even her own gangland contacts – and uncover a scandal that shakes the very foundations of Tinseltown.”Angel City: Town Without Pity is everything a crime thriller lover would delight in. This comic keeps you guessing until the very last moments. It’s truly a one of a kind gem that everyone should get ahold of.ANGEL CITY: TOWN WITHOUT PITY(W): Janet Harvey (A): Megan Levens C): Nick Filardi (L): CRANK!I’m in love with true crime. That shouldn’t have been the first sentence coming into this review, but it’s true. Stories set in the ’30 or ’40s classic Hollywood era bring me in everything, but that might also the film nerd in me arising as well.There was an alarming and hefty amount of stories that go unnoticed and unheard from that time. In a time where everything was corrupt, morality was slim to none, and nothing was off limits, it became an era that hurt more than helped. Angel City: Town Without Pity takes all of what happened back in the days (and even now) and brings it to us in a crime caper riddled with intrigue, determination and pure guts in the face of absolute corruption.via Oni PressJanet Harvey invokes so many different types of stories to make this vision a reality. Her writing’s so well crafted and suspenseful. It’s bound to keep your fingers turning to the next page to know what happens next. Angel City reads like a neo-noir it almost reminded me of films like Double Indemnity, The Third Man, Chinatown, and more.The comic reads as a throwback to different crimes and events that happened, but retelling it in a way that’s fresh, vibrant and well done. For example, the crime itself committed by the April Fools Killer is almost reminiscent of the Black Dahlia’s murder in the 1940s. The studio system of corruption, gangsters, “models” and greed all call back to MGM’s double dealings in stories such as Girl 27. It’s such a significant piece of history told in one story.With Harvey’s words comes Megan Levens fantastic art. Her cartoon style is a match made in heaven for this comic. A brilliant thing to notice about Megan’s art is that her line work carries a lot of emotion, in particular on the faces of the characters that bring out their sadness, happiness, and any other type of emotion you can think of.However, with Megan’s art in full focus, Nick Filardi’s colors make this comic what it is. Filardi takes Levens’ lines and creates a superb noir tone. He makes the comic gritty, emotional and a bit raw. CRANK! rounds out this phenomenal team with unique lettering that hits with this comic so wonderfully.via Oni PressYou’ll want to get your hands on this comic. I don’t think I can recommend it enough. It has excellent characters, intense suspense, a crime of the century and so much more. Also, make sure you read the last few pages of Angel City: Town Without Pity for some of the remarkable histories that inspired this story. This book is out now digitally or in print.8/16/17 Releases – In addition to Angel City: Town Without Pity, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.Gotham City Garage #1 by Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (W), Brian Ching (A), Kelly Fitzpatrick (C), Rafael Albuquerque (CA) DC ComicsSpy Seal #1 by Rich Tommaso (W, A ,CA) Image ComicsGenius Cartel #1 by Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman (W), Rosi Kampe (A) Image ComicsPlanet of the Apes Archive Vol. 1 by Doug Moench (W), Mike Ploog, Tom Sutton, Herb Trimpe (A) BOOM! StudiosLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Stay on targetlast_img

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