There may not be any new mainstream comics on the horizon but there’s still the odd bit of comic book news and announcements.
Coming from Titan Comics crime imprint, Hard Case Crime comes a new one from Max Allan Collins. well, two new titles to be precise. One graphic novel featuring Collins’ creation Ms Tree, a new novel starring Mickey Spillane’s iconic gumshoe, Mike Hammer.
The Ms Tree collection, Ms Tree Volume 2: Skeleton in the Closet is out July 21, 2020 with art by Terry Beatty.
Join Ms. Michael Tree, the 6ft, 9mm carrying private detective on her thrilling adventures as she solves crimes and fights to get her revenge for her murdered husband. No case is too small, no violence too extreme, just as long as it gets the job done.
As for the new Mike Hammer hardcover novel, Masquerade for Murder, that comes out 25th May and here’s the synopsis for this new book:
After Mike Hammer witnesses Wall Street superstar Vincent Colby getting clipped by a speeding red Ferrari, the shaken victim’s stockbroker father hires Hammer to find the driver. But the toughest private eye of them all is soon is caught up in a series of bizarre, seemingly unconnected slayings marked by a forbidden martial arts technique.
What do a lovely redhead, a short-tempered bartender, an exotic call girl, a murdered police inspector and a movie stuntman have to do with a scheme that might have transformed young Colby into a psychological time bomb?
For fans of hard boiled crime noir. Who knows, comic book stores may be open by then, but do phone ahead if you want them to order you a copy of either title. I’m sure they’ll appreciate the business.