this was the first wordballoon interview recorded in december of 2004.
BEFORE JINX, SIN CITY, STRAY BULLETS AND MANY OF THE OTHER CRIME COMICS YOU MIGHT THINK OF, TRUE CRIME NOVELIST MAX COLLINS BROUGHT THE GENRE BACK TO PROMINENCE .
FIRST, IN 1977 TAKING OVER THE WRITING CHORES ON THE DICK TRACY STRIP FROM CREATOR CHESTER GOULD, THEN CREATING MS TREE THE MICKEY SPILLANE INSPIRED LADY GUMSHOE, TO HIS OUTSTANDING SERIES "ROAD TO PERDITION", WHICH BECAME THE BASIS FOR THE OUTSTANDING FILM ADAPTATION STARRING TOM HANKS AND PAUL NEWMAN .
TO COINCIDE WITH THE UPCOMING IDW HARDCOVER RELEASE OF THE ORIGINAL CHESTER GOULD DICK TRACY COMIC STRIPS, WE PRESENT THIS CONVERSATION WITH MAX ABOUT THE HISTORY OF TRACY, MS TREE, ROAD TO PERDITION, AS WELL AS DISCUSS THEIR SHARED BACKDROP SETTING THE CITY OF CHICAGO, AND THE TRUE CRIME STORIES THAT INSPIRED COMICS, FILM AND TELEVISION.
My first talk with Paul Jenkins. We talk about his Image series Revelations with Humberto Ramos, his days writing Spectacular Spider-Man, and talk about the challenge of writing games, and other mediums in the new media world.
You'll hear about Paul's take on characters like the Sentry, The Hulk,and more.
My first interview with Brian from January 2006. We talk about the new direction he too the Avengers in following the events of Avengers Dissassembled. We also talk about wrapping up his run on Daredevil, and handing the book over to Ed Brubaker.
We also talk about the debate over decompression, and Brian's attempt to describe his style of writing.
You'll hear about Brian's days at Calibre, writing and drawing with David Mack, Mike Oeming, Frank Cho and Michael Gaydos.