It’s A Crime Mr Collins! Max Allan Collins Interview


BEFORE JINX, SIN CITY, STRAY BULLETS AND MANY OF THE OTHER
CRIME COMICS YOU MIGHT THINK OF, TRUE CRIME NOVELIST MAX
COLLINS BROUGHT THE GENRE BACK TO PROMINENCE .

FIRST, TAKING OVER THE DICK TRACY STRIP FROM CREATOR CHESTER
GOULD, THEN CREATING MS TREE THE MICKEY SPILLANE INSPIRED
LADY GUMSHOE, TO HIS OUTSTANDING SERIES “ROAD TO PERDITION”,
WHICH BECAME THE BASIS FOR THE OUTSTANDING FILM ADAPTATION
STARRING TOM HANKS AND PAUL NEWMAN .

TO COINCIDE WITH THE UPCOMING IDW HARDCOVER RELEASE OF THE
ORIGINAL CHESTER GOULD DICK TRACY COMIC STRIPS, WE PRESENT
THIS CONVERSATION WITH MAX ABOUT THIS HISTORY OF TRACY, MS
TREE, ROAD TO PERDITION, AS WELL AS DISCUSS THEIR SHARED
BACKDROP SETTING THE CITY OF CHICAGO, AND THE TRUE CRIME
STORIES THAT INSPIRE COMICS, FILM AND TELEVISION.

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