Review: The Files of Ms. Tree, Volume One: I, For An Eye and Death Do Us Part

The Files of Ms. Tree, Volume One: I, For An Eye and Death Do Us Part
The Files of Ms. Tree, Volume One: I, For An Eye and Death Do Us Part by Max Allan Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The first book reprinting the adventures of comic book private detective Michael Tree is an excellent collection! This features the first two storylines, reprinted from Eclipse Magazine and Ms. Tree’s Thrilling Detective Adventures.

Max Allan Collins has always been a master of the series detective genre and these tales are no less than you would expect from his typewriter. Terry Beatty’s fine, detailed and realistic artwork gives the stories a sense of drama and immediacy that you normally only find in the pages of Hammett or Spillane.

As both prime examples of the heights to which alternative/independent comic books can reach, and as simply fine storytelling, I can’t recommend this book more highly.

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