UPDATED WITH GARY PHILLIPS VIDEO INTERVIEW!
July 9th, 2008 (Los Angeles, CA) — Within only one week of the debut of Gary Phillips’ new crime series, HIGH ROLLERS, critics across the internet have applauded:
“BOOM! Studios continues to impress. They’ve gotten themselves one hell of a writer to bring to the table one hell of a comic. Gary Phillips, who’s no stranger to hard crime drama (check out BANGERS), has put together a great first chapter to what could be one of the best crime stories of the year — books, TV, and movies included.” — Comics Bulletin
“What a terrific first issue.. HIGH ROLLERS is the real deal and this is a great series that hits all the right notes. GRADE A” — Comics And…
“Ša compelling crime drama set on the streets of Los Angeles, populated with convincing and thoughtfully crafted characters.” — Eye On Comics
“Intelligently written” — Project Fanboy
“[HIGH ROLLERS] really shines… Phillips keeps the story humming along.” — Comic Mix
“Phillips has introduced a fantastic character with real potential…” — Comics Waiting Room
“Intriguing.” — Rack Raids
“Novelist Phillips has crafted a great script here; it just zips along, and no matter what you think of CQ or what he does, you’re in the story… A strong debut. 4 out of 5” – Comixtreme
A blitzkrieg press tour has accompanied Phillips’ new series debut. In addition to being spotlighted in an article by Publisher’s Weekly, Phillips recently took readers on the first part of a four part tour of his hometown Los Angeles. “Gary Phillips: The L.A. of High Rollers” part 1 of 4 premieres today exclusively on Comic Book Resources:
Phillips was also recently interviewed by Greg Rucka at Newsarama (http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=155241) and called into Comixology for a featured podcast about the series (http://www.comixology.com/podcasts/48/High-Rollers-with-Gary-Phillips).
Phillips previously wrote the comics series ANGEL TOWN for Vertigo as well as SHOT CALLERZ and MIDNIGHT MOVER for Oni Press, but he is best known for a series of mystery novels featuring private eye Ivan Monk. He’s also currently writing CITIZEN KANG, a weekly prose political thriller hosted on The Nation’s Web site.
Scarface has nothing on Cameron Quinn, the ruthless upstart lead character of HIGH ROLLERS #1, out to make a name for himself in this tale of crime and destiny from critically acclaimed mystery novelist Gary Phillips (HIGH HAND, BANGERS)! Phillips shines a harsh light on the action and drama of the L.A. underworld with this inner-city spin on THE SOPRANOS! A potent mix of AMERICAN GANGSTER and THE WIRE, for fans of Brubaker’s CRIMINAL!
Written by Gary Phillips and drawn by Sergio Martín Carrera, HIGH ROLLERS debuted this July.