Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happenstance Contest: Win Johnny Dynamite #1&3!


I seem to be picking out some forgotten books lately, but here's one that should definitely get a comeback. In fact, Johnny Dynamite may be on his way already: the Dark Horse miniseries from 1994 was recently collected by AIT/Planet Lar, in anticipation of Dick Wolf (of Law and Order fame) making a movie adaptation. I'm not sure where they are on that, but here's your chance to sample the book: we're giving away Johnny Dynamite issues #1 and #3!

(It's not a huge prize, but I've built up a lot of duplicate comics over the years, and this seemed like a fun way to clear a couple out. Also, it's only good karma, since I've won twice from two other sites!)

Based on the Pete Tomasi feature, Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty picked up the rights to the hardboiled detective character, and gave us a four-issue mini about Johnny near the end of the line: early on, as he tells the story, Johnny confesses to a revenge killing that would probably be considered murder. He's not too worried about it:
Worst turn-down service ever!
But as Collins mentions in the introduction, the first issue is a traditional Mickey Spillane-style detective potboiler, it starts to get weird from there...
This was too big to cram into my scanner, but how can you resist a title like 'Don of the Dead'?Including a deal with the devil, zombie gangsters done way better than the last time we had them here, and the traditional dames, guns and violence. It's a ton of fun, and if you're interested, leave a comment on this post: next Tuesday I'll pick one comment at random, and mail you out two comics!

4 comments:

Nick said...

I love free comics, sign me up!

Ace said...

If you're keeping on the double posts, I need to begin reading this daily instead of bi-daily...

SK said...

Free comics are always good!
Found your blog on comic blog elite. :) Definitely adding this one to my read list.

googum said...

And we're done! Using an overly elaborate random method, Nick won! I will email you later, and thanks!