Hard Looks by Andrew Vachss & Geof Darrow
Adapted Stories (Book market edition)

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Andrew Vachss' writing has been described as "red-hot and serious as a punctured lung" (Playboy), "hypnotically violent ... made up of equal part broken concrete block and razor wire" (Chicago Sun-Times), and "short and choppy, like the ticking of a time bomb" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). This new digital-only edition collects eleven of Vachss's life-at-ground-zero comics stories, brought to life by an outstanding lineup of the industry's most talented writers and artists. This exciting book also contains a gallery of covers from the original Hard Looks series, as well as a cover by Geof Darrow, award-winning artist and creator of such titles as Shaolin Cowboy, and co-creator of The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, and Hard Boiled. The Hard Looks preview features story pages from "Drive-By" by Joe Lansdale and artist Gary Gianni.

About Andrew Vachss & Geof Darrow

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Hardboiled writer Andrew Henry Vachss was born on October 19, 1942 in New York City. He attended Case Western Reserve University and the New England School of Law. Vachss has worked in many government and law enforcement organizations, ranging from the U. S. Public Health Service to the New York City Juvenile Justice Planning Project. Vachss' work as a writer includes a series of books featuring an unlicensed private detective named Burke. Burke's appearances include Flood, Strega, Blue Belle, Hard Candy, Blossom and Sacrifice. Vachss has also written comic books and graphic novels.
Published November 19, 2002 by Dark Horse Books. 117 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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This well-crafted collection of comics adaptations of stories by Vachss, creator of the popular Burke mystery series and a former federal investigator, is an unlikely artistic triumph. Vachss, who

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He finances his practice (which obviously doesn't pay very well) by writing the critically acclaimed Burke novels, a story cycle centered around a hard-boiled semi-criminal who makes a shady day-to-day living but still goes to the mat to defend exploited kids.

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Entertainment Weekly

The short stories of jack-of-all-trades Andrew Vachss (the Burke detective novels) get the noir treatment as a black-and-white illustrated collection.

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