Fogtown by Andersen Gabrych

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A gritty, graphic pulp fiction about the temptation, damnation and redemption of Frank Grissel, an aging, hard-knuckled private eye--and a deeply closeted homosexual, set in the very real world of 1953 San Francisco.

Aided by his long-suffering secretary (and sometime live-in lover) Loretta, Grissel's search for a runaway girl winds up with him becoming a suspect in a string of gruesome murders. The case takes twists and turns through the Golden Gate's greasy underbelly: the beguiling arms of Chinese shipping heiress (and smuggler) Lady Tze; an unexpected reunion with Betty Grey, the daughter he abandoned long ago; the loss of Loretta to the sadistic clutches of the high-powered "Colonel;" and finally the horrifying gender-bending truth about the runaway and the murders and all those missing organs. Frank also confronts his own "horrifying truth," earning his daughter's forgiveness and, perhaps, the love of another man.

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Published August 10, 2010 by Vertigo. 176 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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What first appears to be a straightforward investigation for a quintessential hard-edged private detective becomes far more as hidden truths about the crime and the man investigating it are slowly revealed in this grim mystery.

Aug 23 2010 | Read Full Review of Fogtown

Lambda Literary

Andersen Gabrych (writer for Detective Comics, Batman, Batgirl and Catwoman, but yes, smarty-pants, that was also him acting in Edge of Seventeen, Gypsy 83 and Another Gay Movie) pairs up with animator and artist Brad Rader (best known for directing HBO’s Spawn) to create this noir comic set in 1...

Aug 19 2010 | Read Full Review of Fogtown

Crave Online

It’s been a year - nearly to the day - since the official launch of Vertigo Crime, and it’s been interesting to say the least.

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