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Ms. Tree Vol. 1

One Mean Mother

Max Allan Collins, Terry Beatty (Illustrator)


List Price: 24.99*
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From the minds of Road to Perdition author Max Allan Collins and artist Terry Beatty, comes the first collection of five classic Ms Tree comics. Follow the private investigator Ms. Michael Tree through even more thriling cases, as she races to solve crimes of passion, murder and intruige!

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.

Praise For Ms. Tree Vol. 1: One Mean Mother

"For those who prefer their comics a little harder, a little faster, and a whole lot pulpier, Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty's Ms. Tree Volume One: One Mean Mother, will hit the bullseye ¾ and blow it to pieces." - Mystery Scene 

"A saga rife with treachery, violence, and intrigue... a 'must-read' for mystery graphic novel connoisseurs. - Midwest Book Review

"As you’d expect from Max Allan Collins, this is another great read ... a classic noir style" - The Borg

“Well crafted crime tales, with snappy dialogue and a good share of action and violence” - Graphic Novel Resources

"A compelling read for those of us who love the character and a great, thoroughly accessible introduction for new readers" - First Comics News

Titan Comics, 9781787730519, 264pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

About the Author

Max Allan Collins was hailed in 2004 by Publisher's Weekly as "a new breed of writer." A frequent Mystery Writers of America nominee in both fiction and non-fiction categories, he has earned an unprecedented eighteen Private Eye Writers of America nominations, winning for his Nathan Heller novels, True Detective (1983) and Stolen Away (1991).

Terry Beatty is the artist and co-creator (with Max Allan Collins) of the long-running private eye series, Ms. Tree. Collaborations with Collins also include Mike Mist, Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger and Johnny Dynamite. Beatty has been the primary inker of DC Comics' "animated-style" Batman comics, including a four-year stint inking Chris Jones' pencils on The Batman Strikes! From 2012 to 2017, Beatty was the artist for the Sunday episodes of the King Features comic strip, The Phantom.