ComicList Preview: TUMOR HC

by Jeff

apr161828 ComicList Preview: TUMOR HCMedia Release — Private investigator Frank Armstrong barely scrapes by in the Los Angeles underbelly until “the big one” hits his desk. Locate and retrieve the daughter of a drug kingpin, and he can finally afford more than the one-dollar meatloaf. Unfortunately, the job offer arrives just as the symptoms of his fatal, late-stage brain tumor intensify. Frank must find the target and keep her safe while time collapses, family turns into foe, and the specter of his murdered wife resurfaces in the eyes of a mobster’s daughter.

Eisner, Harvey, and Emmy nominated writer Joshua Hale Fialkov joins Harvey and Eisner nominated artist Noel Tuazon in their second thrilling collaboration about the bittersweet joy of lost love and the sharp pain of redemption.

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov
(A) Noel Tuazon
(CA) Renee Dimalla
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Noir, Mystery
PRICE: $19.99

Why We Love It:

Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon’s Eisner Award-nominated noir graphic novel returns to print in a new hardcover deluxe edition, with a new cover designed by Renee Dimalla!
It’s perfect for fans of Memento and noir!
Click here to contact publicity coordinator Rachel Reed to interview creators Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon

Praise for TUMOR:

“Tumor is a masterful dose of hardboiled graphic storytelling. Fialkov and Tuazon have created one of the most memorable and compelling protagonists in recent memory with Frank Armstrong—and his story leaves you gripped to this moody, neo-noir classic from page one. One of the best crime comics out there.” Alex Segura, author of Silent City and Down the Darkest Street

“Fialkov’s near-perfect noir script, brim-full of violence and pain, is superbly realized by Tuazon’s detailed yet sketchy black-and-white drawing, which depicts Frank’s seesawing between hard-ass gumshoe and whimpering old man so convincingly it’s scary.” Booklist

“It’ll only take you a few pages to understand just how special his collaboration with Fialkov is. An instant classic that deserves a much wider audience, Tumor belongs on the shelf of any self-respecting connoisseur of creator-owned comics.” Broken Frontier, “Staff Picks”

“Fialkov’s Tumor is simply a brilliant comic. You’ll find yourself getting sucked into Frank’s twisted world where death isn’t the worst thing he’s going to have to face.” Seattle PI

“If you have ever enjoyed a good detective novel or are a fan of film noir, Tumor will feel like an old story that got lost in the 1930s.[…] If you want to see how well thought out art and writing can make a comic something special, Tumor is definitely for you.” How to Love Comics

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