Panel Borders: Best Crime Comics

Panel Borders: Best Crime Comics
Originally broadcast 17/06/08 as part of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Alex Fitch talks to comics historian and critic Paul Gravett about the new book he’s edited and collated, The Mammoth book of best Crime Comics. Alex and Paul talk about the crime genre in sequential art from the 1930s to the modern day, about Paul’s choices for inclusion in the book and the relationship between crime on film and in graphic novels.

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Publisher’s page on …Best new Crime Comics and the other Mammoth books
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