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Monday, July 20, 2009


Yeah, you heard me.

You Have Killed Me, the new hardboiled, hardcover graphic novel by myself and the supremely talented Joëlle Jones is on sale this Wednesday, 7/22. Confirmed by Diamond, on their shipping list, on their way!

As if by Kismet, woke up this morning to a congrats from Chip Mosher at BOOM! informing me that Publisher's Weekly have given us a very positive review in today's edition:

You Have Killed Me Jamie S. Rich and Joelle Jones. Oni (Diamond, dist.) , $19.95 (192p) ISBN 978-1-932664-88-1

1930s-era gumshoe Antonio Mercer finds himself screwed over from all angles when he accepts a missing persons case in which the disappeared dame is his ex-lover. Hired by her equally hot sister, Mercer faces down a number of tough guys, running the gamut from cops, both honest and bent, to gamblers, mob bosses and even short-tempered and knife-wielding musicians, while following the gal's trail, but nothing is ever as it seems. Building to a stark and bizarre conclusion, the team of Rich (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Food Chain) and Jones (Fables) have clearly learned from the noir genre, both filmic and pulp based, and have crafted a riveting successor. Tense and intriguing from start to finish, this is a solid piece of detective fiction coupled with a wholly appropriate and stark visual style that evokes the bygone days of Sam Spade and Mike Hammer. (July)

There's a couple of great pull quotes in that, to be sure.

ComicsDC also gives us what will hopefully be one of many positive blurbs in the various "What's Coming Out this Week?" columns.

YOU HAVE KILLED ME HC by Jamie S. Rich and Joelle Jones. From Oni Press and the creators of 12 REASONS WHY I LOVE HER, this is a noir tale to remind all us hard-boiled private dicks why it’s a bad idea to take your ex on as a client.

Our buddy Ralph Denny Apel has also created a nifty wallpaper featuring the cover.


Follow the image link and choose "all sizes" to get the massive 2048 x 1280 widescreen original.

Current Soundtrack: Kaiser Chiefs, Off With Their Heads

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