Angeltown: The Nate Hollis Investigations reprints the original Vertigo mini-series in glorious black & white.  Recounted is the cool, tough private eye’s frenzied search in the shadows for a pro hoopster wanted for murder in “Baller.” Additionally, Gary penned two, original, illustrated prose short stories for this volume: “Hollywood Killer,” wherein superhero pretenders prowling Hollywood Boulevard for tips are getting bumped off, and “King Cow,” about cattle, lab grown meat, lowriders, and babes with nazi tattoos.

Slick as spit, big-shouldered Hollis walks the walk and talks the talk in the Angeltown comics, taking on a star-studded scandal that could rip the roof off post-Rodney King L.A. — Kevin Burton Smith, Mystery Scene

 — Kevin Burton Smith, Mystery Scene

Anyone who has read his Monk series knows Gary Phillips can write great PI stories. Well as it turns out he is also quite adept at using the comics/ graphic novel medium as well. With Angel Town Phillips has introduced us to a new PI character, Nate Hollis, set in L.A. and ready to kick ass and take names.

— Jon Jordan, Crimespree magazine

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