Angel City: Town Without Pity Out This Week – Maybe?
Angel City: Town Without Pity will be in your local comic shop (if they were smart and ordered some in) tomorrow. It’s a hard-boiled but loving look back at 1930s Hollywood, where an aspiring actress gets wrapped up in conspiracies and crimes with mobsters and movie studio bigwigs (many inspired by real-life events) when she starts trying to find out who killed a friend of hers. It’s written by Janet Harvey and drawn by Megan Levens (Madame Frankenstein).
The book collects the six-issue miniseries. I posted preview pages from the first issue, and my review of issue #5 includes more pages. If this aims at your sweet spot as much as it did for me — tough dame hero! old Hollywood! adventure and mystery! — you should definitely check it out.
Update: While Diamond lists this title on their new releases for Wednesday, August 9, the publisher says it’s coming out on August 16. I guess we’ll see what’s going on tomorrow! How appropriate for a mystery title.