Return to Perdition (Vertigo Crime) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$11.93
Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.99
  • Save: $3.06 (20%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Return to Perdition (Vertigo Crime) Paperback – November 13, 2012


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.93
$2.47 $2.50
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
Showcase%20Weekly%20Deal

Frequently Bought Together

Return to Perdition (Vertigo Crime) + Road to Perdition: On the Road (Vertigo Crime) + Road to Perdition (Vertigo Crime)
Price for all three: $36.94

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Vertigo Crime
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Vertigo (November 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401223842
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401223847
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,357,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Beatty's art suggests greater detail in the imagination than the pencils and inks on the page, and his tone, in romance, sex, and violence, beautifully matches the emotional arc of the story. The graphic nature of both the story and the art captures a bleak but powerful tale of someone who doesn't really want redemption"—PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

About the Author

MAX ALLAN COLLINS was hailed in 2004 by Publisher's Weekly as "a new breed of writer." A frequent Mystery Writers of America Edgar nominee, he has earned an unprecedented fifteen Private Eye Writers of America Shamus nominations for his historical thrillers, winning for his Nathan Heller novels True Detective (1983) and Stolen Away (1991).

His graphic novel Road to Perdition is the basis of the Academy Award-winning film starring Tom Hanks, directed by Sam Mendes. His many comics credits include the syndicated strip Dick Tracy, his own Ms. Tree and BATMAN.

He has been called "the novelization king" by Entertainment Weekly, with tie-in books on the USA TODAY bestseller list nine times and the New York Times list twice. His movie novels include Saving Private Ryan, Windtalkers, Daylight, I Spy, U.S Marshals, Air Force One, Maverick, U-571, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King. He also wrote the prose version of the movie based on his own Road to Perdition. His TV tie-in work includes novels based on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NYPD Blue, Dark Angel and Bones.


More About the Author

Max Allan Collins is a New York Times bestselling author of original mysteries, a Shamus award winner and an experienced author of movie adaptions and tie-in novels. His graphic novel ROAD TO PERDITION was made into a major motion picture by Tom Hanks's production company, Playtone.

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
1
1 star
1
See all 6 customer reviews
The story is tight, gripping, and expertly paced, and Terry Beatty's art is beautifully bloody.
A. Brad Schwartz
The text novels succeed as text novels and the graphic novels succeed as graphic novels - Collins (& Beatty) know their stuff and mediums/formats well.
Jeffrey D. Clem
Some parts were rushed through in only a few frames when they should have been much more detailed, and other parts dragged on.
Shannon Mawhiney

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard B. Schwartz TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 2, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Michael Satariano (unbeknownst to him, born O'Sullivan), Jr. is imprisoned in Laos at the end of the war in Vietnam. Sprung by a black ops team, he is enlisted by a government minder to assassinate mobsters, something he does very effectively. When he falls for the niece of a prominent, household-name criminal (against government orders), his life becomes more complicated. When he is informed that that criminal sent the hit team to take out the members of his own family, things become more complicated still.

Without spoiling the story, I can say that Michael discovers that (to put it mildly) all is not what it seems. It will be his task to seek revenge, to seek a reconnection with his loved ones and, at least temporarily, to return to Perdition, Kansas.

Collins' narrative is engaging and satisfying, the artwork by Terry Beatty more than up to the task. In the O'Sullivan family saga, Collins has created a truly memorable American crime story. Return to Perdition is not just the title of the book; it is my advice to potential readers. This is a wonderful way to spend an hour or two.

Highly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Color me immensely disappointed. Though I really enjoyed the first two, this fifth installment of the Road to Perdition graphic novel series felt unedited and possibly rushed (similar to the first one, but much worse; Michael's girlfriend calls him by her uncle's name at one point for goodness sake, and it's not the character's mistake). There was nothing very unique about the story, though I was surprised by something near the end and probably shouldn't have been, and I did appreciate that fact. Some parts were rushed through in only a few frames when they should have been much more detailed, and other parts dragged on. I admit I got bored but did finish it, since it isn't terribly long. Some sections appeared to be an excuse to draw naked women, which can be fine if there's a good story to go with it; but when there's not, it kind of comes across as a 13-year-old's pornographic fantasy. Having this one take place in the '70s would have been fine too, even though I really liked the Prohibition-era setting of the first two; but all this felt like was a watered-down version of a '70s gangster film.

The artwork wasn't badly done, and I did appreciate the part that surprised me, so I at least gave it two stars. This book doesn't lessen my love for the second book of the series or the movie based on the first, but I have no desire to go back and read numbers 3 and 4 (Road to Purgatory and Road to Paradise).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you particularly liked the setting of the first two books this may not be as much to your liking as it shifts location and time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?