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Crookston Public Library M VAN (Text) 33500012751640 Main Available -
Fosston Public Library M VAN (Text) 33500012751657 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781683690344
  • ISBN: 1683690346
  • Physical Description: 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note: This illustrated mystery will appeal to comic book fans and anyone who appreciates an unconventional whodunit.
Summary, etc.: "Comic book artist Mike Mason arrives at San Diego Comic-Con, seeking sanctuary with other fans and creators--and maybe to reunite with his ex--but when his rival is found murdered, he becomes the prime suspect. To clear his name, Mike will have to navigate every corner of the con, from zombie obstacle courses and cosplay flash mobs to intrusive fans and obsessive collectors, in the process unraveling a dark secret behind one of the industry's most legendary creators."--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 June #1
    Since his less-than-amicable separation from his wife, comic-book artist Mike Miller lives a peripatetic life traveling from comic-con to comic-con. He's at the big one (San Diego, for those not in the know) when his nemesis and former editor ends up dead in spectacular fashion. Naturally, Mike is the primary suspect, and, in between drawing fan commissions and manning his table in Artists' Alley, he tries not only to track down his alibi but also to find the real murderer, and what he uncovers is far more insidious than he could have imagined. Van Lente, a veteran comic-book writer, leans on plenty of classic detective-story tropes and fills his novel with all the twists, turns, and red herrings you'd expect. The comic-con setting is jam-packed with insider details and commentary on geek and comics culture, with a lively combination of real people, companies, and media properties as well as fictional ones. Occasionally the setting overwhelms the plot, but comic-con devotees should get a kick out of the many, many Easter eggs Van Lente hides here. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Fred Van Lente is the #1 New York Times best-selling writer of such comics as The Amazing Spider-ManMarvel ZombiesDeadpool vs the Punisher, GI JoeArcher & Armstrong, and many more. He cowrote the graphic novel Cowboys and Aliens, which was made into a film starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig.

Cartoonist and illustrator Tom Fowler has worked in comics, advertising, and film and game design for a variety of clients including Disney, Simon & Schuster, Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, MAD, Valiant, Marvel, and DC Comics. His best known comics include the MAD Magazine features "Monroe", "Venom",  "Hulk Season One", “Quantum & Woody”, the critically acclaimed "Mysterius the Unfathomable", and the all-ages series HOWTOONS:[re]IGNITION. Tom wrote for, and sometimes drew, the popular Rick & Morty comics series. Currently, Tom inks Doom Patrol for DC’s Young Animal imprint.

Subject: San Diego Comic-Con.
San Diego Comic-Con.
Comic books, strips, etc Congresses Fiction
Murder Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Man-woman relationships
Genre: Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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