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This compelling three-part graphic novella series build on the successful 1930s-era Road to Perdition graphic novel and film. Together, they chronicle a six-month period unexplored in the original story. Once again, the protagonist is Michael O'Sullivan, a hit man in John Looney's Irish mob. When O'Sullivan's son and namesake, Michael, witnesses his father's on-the-job activities, Looney's son responds by slaughtering O'Sullivan's family (save for O'Sullivan and his son). O'Sullivan swears revenge, and he and young Michael set off on a cross-country journey, robbing banks of their mob "blood money" and pitting them against the forces of the Looney mob and those of Al Capone. Their journey to Perdition, where young Michael's aunt and uncle live, is fraught with tragedy, violence and death. Veteran author Collins has returned to graphic novels to continue this tale, and he's clearly comfortable with this material and era. In this volume, readers learn how the O'Sullivans rob banks and how their time together allows them to grow closer. Their bank jobs are hindered when young Michael gets scarlet fever and O'Sullivan must avoid the mob hit men and find someplace for his son to recover. Will Michael's illness slow them down enough to allow their pursuers to stop them both permanently? Although Garcia-Lopez and Rubinstein's highly detailed b&w art isn't as meticulous as that of original series artist Richard Piers Rayner's, it still has a realistic cinematic style and winning characterizations.
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ISBN-10:  1401201741
ISBN-13:  978-1401201746
Author:  Max Allan Collins
Genre:  Crime Drama, Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher:  DC Comics
Date Published:  2003-2004
Format:  Graphic novel
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The history of the crime gangs during prohibition have been the material used for many movies, magazine articles, television shows and books. In this case that same material is used to describe the actions of a father and son team that operate slightly on the good side of the crime fence. Told in comic form, the story is a gripping one with just enough historical truth to make it at least slightly plausible.    Michael O'Sullivan was a lieutenant in the ruling machine of Kansas City headed …
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