(2008)

Published in English (United States) United States
 
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Price
17.95 USD; 19.50 CAD
Pages
484
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ISBN
978-0-7624-3394-0 Search at WorldCat
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Editing
Paul Gravett
Color
Black and White
Dimensions
6" x 9.125" (15.2 cm x 23.2 cm)
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover
Binding
Squarebound

Issue Notes

US Library of Congress number 2008926155

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Torpedo 1936 / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
Jordi Bernet (signed)
Inks
Jordi Bernet (signed)
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Genre
crime
Characters
Torpedo

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inside front cover

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Acknowledged by the Times of London as...
Genre
biography
Synopsis
Brief biographical sketch of Paul Gravett.

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Contents (Table of Contents: 6)

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Table of contents

Acknowledgements (Table of Contents: 7)

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Synopsis
Copyright acknowledgments for the reprints in this book.

Every Shade of Noir (Table of Contents: 8)

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Paul Gravett
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Synopsis
Introduction to this book.

...Or Turn Their Faces Up, Like So, Receiving Death as if it Were a Mother's Kiss (Table of Contents: 9)

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Paul Gravett ?
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Synopsis
Introduction to "Old Gangsters Never Die."

Old Gangsters Never Die (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Lloyd Thatcher
Inks
Lloyd Thatcher
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
The lyrics of song about the unpleasant deaths of gangsters, set to pictures.
Reprints
  • from the foldout sleeve of the single "Old Gangsers Never Die" by the Sinister Ducks (1983).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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You Don't Look Right. You Look at Me with Distorted Eyes.
Synopsis
Introduction to "The Switch."

The Switch (Table of Contents: 12)

Torpedo 1936 / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Sanchez Abuli; David H. Rosenthal (translator); Carol Blazer
Pencils
Jordi Bernet (signed)
Inks
Jordi Bernet (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Torpedo; Detective Mulley; Lulu; Rascal
Synopsis
Torpedo arranges the assassination of a police detective.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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A man could make a fortune in a few days! I'll pay anything for it -- anything!
Synopsis
Introduction to "The Money-Making Machine Swindlers."

The Money-Making Machine Swindlers (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Jack Kirby
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Letters
Ben Oda ?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Swindlers pretend to have invented a machine that makes real money.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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It was as if the body of the person appeared on the canvas itself. And all I had to do was lay on the paint!
Synopsis
An introduction to "Blind Man's Bluff"

Blind Man's Bluff (Table of Contents: 16)

87th Precinct / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Letters
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Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bert Kling; Steve Corella; Roger Havilland; Meyer Meyer; Teddy Corella
Synopsis
After a series of murders are connected to paintings by the same artist, Detective Corella has his wife, who cannot speak, pose for the artist to see what she can discover.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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Since we've been after that brute, his trail leads down and down. I never knew there were so many hotels and slums full of sleeze...
Synopsis
An introduction to "The Murderer of Hung."

The Murderer of Hung (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dominique Grange; Mathew Screech (translation)
Pencils
Jacque Tardi
Inks
Jacque Tardi
Letters
Woodrow Phoenix

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A Viet-nam veteran and a Vietnamese girl hunt down the man who killed her family.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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Oh, geeze...ain't there anyone in the world ya can trust?
Synopsis
Introduction to the story, "Murder, Morphine, and Me!"

Murder, Morphine, and Me! (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Letters
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Genre
crime
Synopsis
A young woman is drawn into the world of drugs and violent crime.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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Jee-zus... Jesus creeping Christ on a cross!
Synopsis
Introduction to the story, "Love in Vein."

Love in Vein (Table of Contents: 22)

El Borbah / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Burns
Pencils
Charles Burns (signed)
Inks
Charles Burns (signed)
Letters
Charles Burns ?

Genre
crime
Characters
El Borbah
Synopsis
An insane sperm donor hopes to create a master race.
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Indexer Notes

reprinted in El Borbah (Cornélius, 2008 series) #[nn]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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Please don't think me immodest, but Waldo was so grateful for my...ah...intellectual companionship, he left me the key to the family strong box!
Synopsis
An introduction to the story, "The Portier Fortune."

The Portier Fortune (Table of Contents: 24)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner (layouts); John Spranger ?
Inks
Will Eisner
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure; crime
Reprints
  • from Spirit, The (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1940 series) #01/12/1946

Indexer Notes

Credits from The Spirit Checklist by cat yronwode (31 December 2009).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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But there was somebody I don't want to hurt! Who was it? I...I can't remember!
Synopsis
Introduction to the story, "Secret Agent X-9."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Secret Agent X-9 / comic story / 80 pages (report information)

Script
Dashiel Hammett
Pencils
Alex Raymond (signed)
Inks
Alex Raymond (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Alfred. It's so good to be free again.
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Reprints
  • from Secret Agent X-9 daily (King Features Syndicate) 1934.04.25 - 1934.09.11

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Look carefully at this street. Does anything catch you eye? Nothing? All looks normal?
Synopsis
An introduction to the story, "Strada."

Strada (Table of Contents: 28)

Commissario Spada / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gianluigo Gonano; Givanni Spanella (translator)
Pencils
Gianni De Luca
Inks
Gianni De Luca
Letters
Ben Dickson

Genre
crime
Reprints
  • from Il Giornalino (Edizione San Paolo, 1979 series) #36.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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I'm a respectable businessman...I went into this on business terms. He can't treat me this way. I'll show him...
Synopsis
An introduction to the story, "Lily-white Joe."

Lily-White Joe (Table of Contents: 30)

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Bernie Krigstein (signed)
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Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Letters
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Genre
crime
Characters
Joe Rivers; Marc Rinald
Synopsis
Legitimate business man Joe Rivers gets drawn into the criminal underworld, lured by easy money.
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Who does she think she is, dancin' with 'im? She's like all the rest! I'll show 'em -- both of 'em
Synopsis
An introduction to the story, "The Crushed Gardenia."

The Crushed Gardenia (Table of Contents: 32)

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Alex Toth (signed)
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Alex Toth (signed)
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Alex Toth

Genre
crime
Characters
Johnny Faber; Dr. Paul Crane
Synopsis
Psychiatrist Crane tells the story of young hood Johnny Faber.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

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I just killed two morons and my water broke
Synopsis
An introduction to the story, "Maternity Leave."

Maternity Leave (Table of Contents: 34)

Ms. Tree / comic story / 48 pages (report information)

Script
Max Allan Collins
Pencils
Terry Beatty
Inks
Terry Beatty
Letters
Gary Kato
Editing
Mike Gold

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Michael Tree; Effie; Roger Freemont; Dan; Mike Tree, Jr.; Donnie Muerta; William Powers, Sr.; M.T. Powers; Melodie Tree
Synopsis
M.T. Powers, presumptive heir to William Powers, Jr.'s fortune, tries to kill Ms. Tree's unborn child, the true heir. Melodie Tree is born.
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Sure was smart of you Dutch coming in at a place like Blackpool
Synopsis
An introduction to the story, "Roy Carson and the Old Master."

Roy Carson and the Old Master! (Table of Contents: 36)

Roy Carson / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Colin McLoughlin
Pencils
Denis McLoughlin
Inks
Denis McLoughlin
Letters
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Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Synopsis
Carson foils the schemes of Dutch Scully, international art thief.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

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I know exactly what I'm doing! I've waited for this moment for so long! Now what good is your money going to you Walter...Now what good!
Synopsis
Introduction to the story, "Mary Spratchet."

Mary Spratchet (Table of Contents: 38)

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Genre
crime
Characters
Mary Spratchet; Walter Spratchet; Elbert Firness
Synopsis
Mary convinces her lover to help her murder her husband.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

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So...what did you do?
Synopsis
An introduction to the story, "Talkin' with Joe."

[Talkin' with Joe] (Table of Contents: 40)

Sinner / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script
Carlos Sampayo; Deborah Bonner (translator)
Pencils
José Muñoz
Inks
José Muñoz
Letters
Bill Spicer

Genre
crime
Characters
Alack Sinner; Joe; Moretti; Silver; Toni Sinner
Synopsis
Sinner tells Joe the bartender the story of how Sinner quit the police force.
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Title from introduction.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

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They're right! You can't be too careful! The smallest thing might give you away!
Synopsis
An introduction to the story, "The Button."

The Button (Table of Contents: 42)

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Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Letters
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Genre
crime
Characters
Anton Norda
Synopsis
A stick-up man obsesses over a button lost at the scene of a murder.
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I've heard what these guys are like, Steve. Looking for the slightest hesitation, waiting for you to slip up. Catch you out.
Synopsis
An introduction to the story, "Rat in the House."

Rat in the House (Table of Contents: 44)

Kane / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

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Paul Grist
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Paul Grist
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Paul Grist
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Paul Grist ?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Kane; Felix; Lovett; Donahue; Miguel Perez; Bessiac; Mr. Meyer; Dennis Harvey; Wratz; Lenny Davis; Capt. Dexter; Oscar Darque
Synopsis
An officer-involved shooting is investigated and more is learned about the relationship between Harvey and Darque.
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Sorry, Genevieve! If I am saving anybody -- it's going to be me!
Synopsis
An introduction to the "Who Dunnit?" story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

Who Dunnit? / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Fred Guardineer
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Fred Guardinner
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In the town of Lemans, France, on a February night in 1933...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
M. Lavelin; Armand Duroc; Claire Lavelin; Genevieve Lavelin; Commissioner Lourvoir; Christine Dupez; Marie Lavelin
Synopsis
M. Lavelin's wife and daughter are murdered and the reader is challenged to discover the murderer's identity.
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You've done enough killer, smart guy! Now take it yourself!
Synopsis
An introduction to the story, "Mike Lancer and the Syndicate of Death."

Mike Lancer and the Syndicate of Death! (Table of Contents: 48)

Mike Lancer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane
Pencils
Harry Sahle (signed)
Inks
Harry Sahle (signed)
Letters
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Genre
crime
Synopsis
Private eye Lancer solves the murders of a group of investors in a synthetic rubber operation.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

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How do I let myself get feeling like this? Why...better men than you have begged me to love them.
Synopsis
An introduction to the story, "Dark City."

Dark City (Table of Contents: 50)

Mike Hammer / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane
Pencils
Ed Robbins (signed)
Inks
Ed Robbins (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Mike Hammer; Velda
Reprints
  • from Mike Hammer (Phoenix Features Syndicate) Sunday pages, 1954 ?.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

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If you know who he is, he already owns you
Synopsis
Introduction to the story, "The Court."

The Court (Table of Contents: 52)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman
Pencils
Warren Pleece
Inks
Warren Pleece
Letters
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

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You're a pal George! Hic...real pal! Got sumpin, hic, for me, George? Whassha got for me, George? Oh parm me... You... You're Harry
Synopsis
Introduction to the story, "The Sewer."

The Sewer (Table of Contents: 54)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Synopsis
A woman and her lover murder her husband and dump his body in the sewers. Later, the lover attempts to hide from the police in the sewers and encounters the corpse.
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I wonder if she lingers, dressed and her way to the next venue, gazing up into the calm, unknowing ink-blots of their eyes
Synopsis
An introduction to the story, "I Keep Coming Back."

I Keep Coming Back (Table of Contents: 56)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Oscar Zarate
Inks
Oscar Zarate
Letters
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Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The spirit of Jack the Ripper is restless.
Reprints

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two blank pages, second of which the inside back cover

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  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Torpedo 1936
  2. 1. [blank pages]
  3. 2. ["Acknowledged by the Times of London as..."]
  4. 3. ["Also Available"]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. Contents
  8. 7. Acknowledgements
  9. 8. Every Shade of Noir
  10. 9. ...Or Turn Their Faces Up, Like So, Receiving Death as if it Were a Mother's Kiss
  11. 10. Old Gangsters Never Die
  12. 11. ["You Don't Look Right. You Look at Me with Distorted Eyes."]
  13. 12. The Switch
    Torpedo 1936
  14. 13. ["A man could make a fortune in a few days! I'll pay anything for it -- anything!"]
  15. 14. The Money-Making Machine Swindlers
  16. 15. ["It was as if the body of the person appeared on the canvas itself. And all I had to do was lay on the paint!"]
  17. 16. Blind Man's Bluff
    87th Precinct
  18. 17. ["Since we've been after that brute, his trail leads down and down. I never knew there were so many hotels and slums full of sleeze..."]
  19. 18. The Murderer of Hung
  20. 19. ["Oh, geeze...ain't there anyone in the world ya can trust?"]
  21. 20. Murder, Morphine, and Me!
  22. 21. ["Jee-zus... Jesus creeping Christ on a cross!"]
  23. 22. Love in Vein
    El Borbah
  24. 23. ["Please don't think me immodest, but Waldo was so grateful for my...ah...intellectual companionship, he left me the key to the family strong box!"]
  25. 24. The Portier Fortune
    The Spirit
  26. 25. ["But there was somebody I don't want to hurt! Who was it? I...I can't remember!"]
  27. 26. ["Oh, Alfred. It's so good to be free again."]
    Secret Agent X-9
  28. 27. ["Look carefully at this street. Does anything catch you eye? Nothing? All looks normal?"]
  29. 28. Strada
    Commissario Spada
  30. 29. ["I'm a respectable businessman...I went into this on business terms. He can't treat me this way. I'll show him..."]
  31. 30. Lily-White Joe
  32. 31. ["Who does she think she is, dancin' with 'im? She's like all the rest! I'll show 'em -- both of 'em"]
  33. 32. The Crushed Gardenia
  34. 33. ["I just killed two morons and my water broke"]
  35. 34. Maternity Leave
    Ms. Tree
  36. 35. ["Sure was smart of you Dutch coming in at a place like Blackpool"]
  37. 36. Roy Carson and the Old Master!
    Roy Carson
  38. 37. ["I know exactly what I'm doing! I've waited for this moment for so long! Now what good is your money going to you Walter...Now what good!"]
  39. 38. Mary Spratchet
  40. 39. ["So...what did you do?"]
  41. 40. [Talkin' with Joe]
    Sinner
  42. 41. ["They're right! You can't be too careful! The smallest thing might give you away!"]
  43. 42. The Button
  44. 43. ["I've heard what these guys are like, Steve. Looking for the slightest hesitation, waiting for you to slip up. Catch you out."]
  45. 44. Rat in the House
    Kane
  46. 45. ["Sorry, Genevieve! If I am saving anybody -- it's going to be me!"]
  47. 46. ["In the town of Lemans, France, on a February night in 1933..."]
    Who Dunnit?
  48. 47. ["You've done enough killer, smart guy! Now take it yourself!"]
  49. 48. Mike Lancer and the Syndicate of Death!
    Mike Lancer
  50. 49. ["How do I let myself get feeling like this? Why...better men than you have begged me to love them."]
  51. 50. Dark City
    Mike Hammer
  52. 51. ["If you know who he is, he already owns you"]
  53. 52. The Court
  54. 53. ["You're a pal George! Hic...real pal! Got sumpin, hic, for me, George? Whassha got for me, George? Oh parm me... You... You're Harry"]
  55. 54. The Sewer
  56. 55. ["I wonder if she lingers, dressed and her way to the next venue, gazing up into the calm, unknowing ink-blots of their eyes"]
  57. 56. I Keep Coming Back
  58. 57. [no title indexed]
  59. 58. [no title indexed]
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