Rat Catcher

Rat Catcher

By Andy Diggle; Victor Ibanez (Illustrator); Jared K. Fletcher (Illustrator)

Vertigo, Hardcover, 9781401211585, 181pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2011


New York Times bestselling-author Andy Diggle creates a tale of the FBI’s manhunt for a peerless assassin who specializes in silencing mob informants hidden deep within the Witness Protection Program.

But the Rat Catcher has finally slipped up — and one washed-up FBI agent has one last chance to hunt him down before he disappears again forever. As the two men spiral in towards each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that plays out across the badlands of West Texas, each of them hides a deadly secret from the other — a secret that could destroy them both.

About the Author
Andy Diggle's "The Losers" was adapted into a major Warner Brothers movie in 2010. He was formerly the editor of 2000 AD. As a writer he channelled extraordinary vision and enthusiasm into the creation of "Lenny Zero" and "Snow/Tiger," both immediate fan-favourites. His first work for a US publisher was with the Sandman/Hellblazer spin-off series "Lady Constantine," after which he co-created "The Losers" to great critical success with his former "Lenny Zero" collaborator Jock, and was subsequently named as one of Entertainment Weekly magazine's "Breakout Stars of 2003." He has since written "Swamp Thing";"Adam Strange";"Silent Dragon" and the launch arc of "Batman Confidential."

Jock is one of 2000 AD's finest young creators. As well as illustrating "Judge Dredd";"Pulp Sci-Fi";"Tharg the Mighty" and "Tor Cyan," Jock co-created "Lenny Zero" and "The Losers" with Andy Diggle, and is the concept artist of the re-booted 2011 "Judge Dredd" movie.

Also features stories by writers John Wagner & Alan Grant and artist Greg Staples.