…Tardi’s backgrounds and lighting effects are a realist’s dream and his action sequences and set-pieces are choreographed tighter than a drum… [T]he book delivers a fastball to your face… (Sean T. Collins - Attentiondeficitdisorderly)
These are two masters at their best. Crime novelist Manchette pulls no punches in delivering gritty, violent episodes that still can shock even the most jaded reader. Jacques Tardi’s confident, almost brazen artwork is just as dark, cold and gripping…. Get this book! (Horatio Hornblower - The Comic Book Snob)
Another brilliant adaptation of a Jean-Patrick Manchette crime novel by Jacques Tardi… [who] brings gritty crime to brutal, realistic life ― and indeed equally cold, hard unpleasant death ― like few others can. (Jonathan Rigby, Page 45)
About the Author
The Marseilles-born Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942-1995) authored ten short, tough-minded, highly acclaimed crime novels, as well as a multitude of other books, screen- and teleplays, magazine columns, and translations of American crime and science fiction novels. A lifelong comics fan, he also wrote the hardboiled graphic novel Griffu for Jacques Tardi in 1978, and in the late 1980s, was selected to translate the French edition of Watchmen.