Johnny Dynamite (Hardcover)

Explosive Pre-Code Crime Comics – The Complete Adventures of Pete Morisi's Wild Man of Chicago

By Max Allan Collins (Editor), Terry Beatty (Editor), Pete Morisi (Illustrator)

Yoe Books, 9781684056521, 184pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2020

List Price: 29.99*
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Fight crime alongside the one-eyed, two fisted Chicago private eye in these explosive comics from the early 1950s!

At the height of the Mickey Spillane crime novel craze of the early 1950s came Johnny Dynamite to rival Mike Hammer in wild, sexy yarns! Illustrated by Pete Morisi and written by Ken Fitch, the complete mini graphic novels from the rare Dynamite comic book (1953-'55) are collected here by the creators of Ms. Tree, Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition) and Terry Beatty (Rex Morgan, M.D.). 

Collins, Spillane's chosen literary heir, and Beatty provide revealing and profusely illustrated introductions and a Collins/Beatty Johnny Dynamite tale is included as a bonus!

About the Author

Max Allan Collins is a New York Times bestselling author of original mysteries, a Shamus award winner, and an experienced author of movie adaptions and tie-in novels. His graphic novel Road to Perdition was made into a major motion picture by Tom Hanks's production company, Playtone.

Terry Beatty is the artist of the Sunday episodes of King Feature's classic comic strip, The Phantom. With writer Max Allan Collins, Terry co-created the long-running private eye comic book series, Ms. Tree. Collaborations with Collins also include Mike Mist, Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger, and Johnny Dynamite. Collins and Beatty recently created Return to Perdition, a graphic novel sequel to Road to Perdition, for DC's Vertigo Crime line.