Created by Joshua Hale Fialkov & Noel Tuazon
The Governator was wrong, after all. It IS a tumor.
Not to get too ecclesiastical on you or anything, but it sure seems like some private eyes are born to suffer as the sparks fly upward...
A good case in point is Joshua Hale Fialkov's defective detective FRANK ARMSTRONG, a semi-retired Los Angeles private eye on his last go-round, trying to make up for a lifetime of regret and guilt before the inoperable brain tumor he's carrying around wipes his slate clean for good. Unfortunately, the tumor means Frank's not tracking too well, and he's never quite sure where -- or when -- he is. His long-dead wife and other spectres from his past dog Frank, as he tries to save a mobster's runaway daughter.
Originally published in eight chapters as the first comic created for Amazon Kindle, it's a surprisingly effective tale -- a deft and precarious balance between heartbreak and hard-boiled action that teeters deliciously on the edge of noir before finally, gloriously falling in.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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