Max Allan Collins

Max Allan Collins (born March 3, 1948) is an American mystery writer. His work has been published in several formats and his Road to Perdition series was the basis for a film of the same name. He wrote the Dick Tracy newspaper strip for many years and has produced numerous novels featuring the character as well.

Max Allan Collins
Max Allan Collins in at the 2002 Comic-Con International
Max Allan Collins in at the
2002 Comic-Con International
BornMarch 3, 1948 (age 71)
Muscatine, Iowa, U.S.
Pen nameBarbara Allan, Patrick Culhane
NationalityAmerican
GenreMystery in the following media: novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, short stories, and historical fiction.
Notable awardsInkpot Award 1982
Shamus Award 1984 and 1992
SpouseBarbara Collins
Children1

Biography

Writing career

Collins has written novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards, short stories, movie novelizations and historical fiction. He wrote the graphic novel Road to Perdition (which was developed into a film in 2002), created the comic book private eye Ms. Tree,[1] and took over writing the Dick Tracy comic strip from creator Chester Gould. Collins briefly wrote the Batman comic book in 1987 and crafted a new origin for the Jason Todd character.[2] Collins and artist Terry Beatty created Wild Dog at DC that same year in a self-titled limited series. The character would later appear as a feature in the Action Comics Weekly anthology.[3] As of 2016, Wild Dog became a recurring character in the Arrow television series and is portrayed by actor Rick Gonzalez.[4]

Another Collins contribution to the Batman franchise was scripting the English-language translation of Batman: Child of Dreams in 2003.[5] He wrote books to expand on the Dark Angel TV series. He has written books and comics based on the TV series franchise CSI. In 2006 he wrote Buried Deep (also released as "Bones Buried Deep"), based on the TV series Bones.

He has written two sequel novels to Road to Perdition: Road to Purgatory and Road to Paradise. He wrote three more graphic novels starring the characters from Road to Perdition. These graphic novels, called collectively On the Road to Perdition, form the basis of the film.

He co-founded the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers with Lee Goldberg.[6] The IAMTW is an organization for writers of tie-ins and novelizations.

Collins studied in the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.

Collins is a fan of the mystery writer Mickey Spillane from childhood and later became friends with him. The two collaborated on a comic book series in the 1990s called Mike Danger. Upon Spillane's death in 2006, Collins was entrusted to finish several uncompleted works by Spillane including Dead Street, The Goliath Bone, and The Big Bang.

Movies and music

In addition to his work as a writer, Collins has written and directed four movies: Mommy, Mommy 2: Mommy's Day, Real Time: Siege at Lucas Street Market, and Eliot Ness: An Untouchable Life (based on his Edgar Award–nominated play). All four were produced independently on location in Collins' hometown of Muscatine, Iowa. The first three are available on DVD — separately or in the Black Box set — from Troma Team Video, and the Ness film is distributed by VCI Entertainment.

Collins has written and performed music with his rock band, Crusin'.[7]

Political views

Collins is a Democrat, describing his political views thus: "I think of myself as slightly left of center, but my father thought of himself as slightly right of center, when he was slightly right of Genghis Khan. So who knows? I do know that I veer left when the right is getting out of hand, which they frequently do."[8]

Personal life

Collins and his wife, Barbara, have a son, Nathan.

Awards

Collins received an Inkpot Award in 1982.[9] He won the Shamus Award in 1984 and 1992.[10]

Selected bibliography

MaxAllanCollinsLeslieNielsen1982
Collins with Leslie Nielsen in 1982

Quarry series

This series features a former U.S. Marine sniper turned professional assassin after returning from the Vietnam War in 1973.

  • Quarry (a.k.a. The Broker) (1976, reissued 2015)
  • Quarry's List (a.k.a. The Broker's Wife) (1976, reissued 2015)
  • Quarry's Deal (a.k.a. The Dealer) (1976, reissued 2016)
  • Quarry's Cut (a.k.a. The Slasher) (1977, reissued 2016)
  • Quarry's Vote (a.k.a. Primary Target) (1987, reissued 2016)
  • Quarry's Greatest Hits (contains 'Primary Target' and a short story) (2003)
  • The Last Quarry (2006)
  • The First Quarry (2008)
  • Quarry In The Middle (2009)
  • Quarry's Ex (2010)
  • The Wrong Quarry (2014)
  • Quarry's Choice (2015)
  • Quarry In The Black (2016)
  • Quarry's Climax (2017)

Cinemax has created a TV adaptation of Quarry. Written by Michael D. Fuller and Graham Gordy based loosely on the book series, the project centers on a Marine marksman who, upon returning home from Vietnam in 1972, finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. The disillusioned vet is quickly recruited into a network of contract killers and corruption spanning the Mississippi River.[11][12] The show was cancelled in May 2017.

Nolan series

This series features a professional thief, similar to and apparently inspired by Richard Stark's "Parker" character, who operates in the Midwest.

  • Bait Money (1981)
  • Blood Money (1981)
  • Fly Paper (1981)
  • Hush Money (1981)
  • Hard Cash (1981)
  • Scratch Fever (1982)
  • Spree (1987)
  • Mourn the Living (1999) Collins's first written novel, but not printed until 1999)
  • Two for the Money (omnibus reprint of the first two books Bait Money and Blood Money) (2004)

Mallory series

The Mallory series is about a mystery writer in Iowa who solves crimes.

  • The Baby Blue Rip-Off (1983)
  • No Cure for Death (1983)
  • Kill Your Darlings (1984)
  • A Shroud for Aquarius (1985)
  • Nice Weekend for a Murder (1986)

Nathan Heller series

Collins's longest running series and arguably his best known work is his Nathan Heller series. Heller is a Chicago private investigator who gets involved in famous crimes and meets famous people of the 1930s and 1940s, including Orson Welles, Frank Nitti, and Sally Rand. The first novel in this historical fiction series, True Detective, won the 1984 Shamus Award for Best P.I. Hardcover from the Private Eye Writers of America. Collins won his second Shamus in 1992 for the Heller novel Stolen Away, an account of the Lindbergh kidnapping. His 1999 novel Flying Blind sees Heller investigate the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, along the way becoming romantically involved with her. With the release of Chicago Confidential, Collins moved the action into the 1950s. Target Lancer, about an alleged attempt to assassinate John F. Kennedy in Chicago just weeks before the actual assassination in Dallas, was published in November 2012.

  • True Detective (November 1983)
  • True Crime (December 1984)
  • The Million-Dollar Wound (February 1986)
  • Neon Mirage (February 1988)
  • Stolen Away (May 1991)
  • Dying in the Post-War World (October 1991) – Short story collection
  • Carnal Hours (April 1994)
  • Blood and Thunder (August 1995) (about Huey Long's assassination)
  • Damned in Paradise (October 1996)
  • Flying Blind (August 1998)
  • Majic Man (September 1999)
  • Angel in Black (March 2001)
  • Kisses of Death: A Nathan Heller Casebook (Crippen & Landru, June 2001) – Short story collection
  • Chicago Confidential (June 2002)
  • Bye Bye, Baby (August 2011)
  • Chicago Lightning: The Collected Nathan Heller Short Stories (October 2011)
  • Triple Play: A Nathan Heller Casebook (April 2012) – Includes "Dying in the Post-War World", "Kisses of Death", and "Strike Zone"
  • Target Lancer (November 2012)
  • Ask Not (2013)
  • Better Dead (2016)

Eliot Ness series

This series of novels is about real life Untouchable Eliot Ness's career as Director of Public Safety in Cleveland.

  • The Dark City (1987)
  • Butcher's Dozen (1988)
  • Bullet Proof (1989)
  • Murder by the Numbers (1993)

Dick Tracy series

  • Dick Tracy (May 1990), film novelization
  • Dick Tracy: The Secret Files (June 1990), Editor (with Martin H. Greenberg), also contains short story Not a Creature Was Stirring
  • Dick Tracy and the Nightmare Machine with Dick Locher (January 1991) – comic strip collection
  • Dick Tracy Goes to War (February 1991) – novel
  • Dick Tracy Meets His Match (February 1992) – novel
  • Dick Tracy: The Collins Casefiles Volume 1 (October 2003) – comic strip collection
  • Dick Tracy: The Collins Casefiles Volume 2 (October 2004) – comic strip collection
  • Dick Tracy: The Collins Casefiles Volume 3 (January 2005)- comic strip collection

Novelizations

Road to Perdition series

Title Author Release Date
Road to Perdition Max Allan Collins with Richard Piers Rayner June 1998
Road to Perdition Movie tie-in novel Max Allan Collins June 2002
On the Road to Perdition Book 1: Oasis Max Allan Collins with José Luis García-López and Josef Rubinstein May 2003
On the Road to Perdition Book 2: Sanctuary Max Allan Collins with José Luis García-López and Steve Lieber December 2003
On the Road to Perdition Book 3: Detour Max Allan Collins with José Luis García-López and Steve Lieber July 2004
Road to Perdition: On the Road (*) Max Allan Collins with José Luis García-López and Josef Rubinstein/Steve Lieber December 2004
Road to Purgatory Max Allan Collins December 2004
Road to Paradise Max Allan Collins December 2005
Return to Perdition Max Allan Collins August 2011[13]
Road to Perdition: The New Expanded Edition (Novel) Max Allan Collins November 2016[14]

(*) Note: Road to Perdition: On the Road, is a single-volume collection of On the Road to Perdition Books 1–3.

Disaster series

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation novels

Title Author Release Date
Double Dealer Max Allan Collins November 2001
Sin City Max Allan Collins October 2002
Cold Burn Max Allan Collins April 2003
Body of Evidence Max Allan Collins November 2003
Grave Matters Max Allan Collins October 2004
Binding Ties Max Allan Collins April 2005
Killing Game Max Allan Collins November 2005
Snake Eyes Max Allan Collins September 2006
Mortal Wounds * Max Allan Collins October 2006
  • Note: Mortal Wounds, is a trade paperback omnibus which collects Double Dealer, Sin City, and Cold Burn into a single volume.

CSI: Miami novels

Title Author Release Date
Florida Getaway Max Allan Collins August 1, 2003
Heat Wave Max Allan Collins July 5, 2004
Exotic Racing Bombers Of Death Max Allan Collins June 19, 2003

Criminal Minds novels

Title Author Release Date
Jump Cut Max Allan Collins November 6, 2007
Killer Profile Max Allan Collins May 6, 2008
Finishing School Max Allan Collins November 4, 2008

Jack & Maggie Starr series

A mystery series set in and around the American comic book industry during the tail end of the Golden Age of Comic Books

J.C. Harrow Series

  • You Can't Stop Me (2010)
  • No One Will Hear You(2011)

Other television novels

With Mickey Spillane

  • Dead Street (2007)
  • The Goliath Bone (2008) - Mike Hammer
  • The Big Switch - (2009) - Mike Hammer short story
  • The Big Bang (2010) - Mike Hammer
  • A Long Time Dead (2010) - Mike Hammer short story
  • Grave Matter (2010) - Mike Hammer short story in Crimes By Moonlight
  • Kiss Her Goodbye (2011) - Mike Hammer
  • The Consummata (2011)
  • Lady, Go Die! (2012) - Mike Hammer
  • Skin (2012) - Mike Hammer e-book short story
  • Complex 90 (2013) - Mike Hammer
  • So Long, Chief (2013) - Mike Hammer short story
  • King of the Weeds (2014) - Mike Hammer
  • It's in the Book (2014) - Mike Hammer e-book short story
  • Kill Me, Darling (2015) - Mike Hammer
  • Fallout (2015) - Mike Hammer short story
  • The Legend of Caleb York (2015)
  • Murder Never Knocks (2016) - Mike Hammer
  • A Dangerous Cat (2016) - Mike Hammer short story
  • The Big Showdown (2016) - A Caleb York story
  • A Long Time Dead: A Mike Hammer Casebook (2016) - reprints Mike Hammer short stories and e-book short stories
  • The Will To Kill (2017) - Mike Hammer
  • The Bloody Spur (2018) - A Caleb York story
  • Killing Town (2018) - Mike Hammer
  • Murder, My Love (Coming 2019) - Mike Hammer - Announced in The Will To Kill
  • Masquerade for Murder (Coming 2020) - Mike Hammer - Announced in The Will To Kill

Writing as Barbara Allan (with wife Barbara Collins): Trash 'n' Treasure series

  • Antiques Roadkill (August 2006)
  • Antiques Maul (August 2007)
  • Antiques Flee Market (September 2008)
  • Antiques Bizarre (March 2010)
  • Antiques Knock-Off (March 2011)
  • Antiques Disposal (May 2012)
  • Antiques Chop (May 2013)
  • Antiques Con (May 2014)
  • Antiques Swap (May 2015)
  • Antiques Fate (May 2016)

Other Barbara Allan books

  • Regeneration (1999)
  • Murder: His and Hers (2001)
  • Bombshell (2004)

Writing as Patrick Culhane

Miscellaneous

  • Midnight Haul (1986)
  • Mommy (1997)
  • Mommy's Day (1998)
  • Protect and Defend (1992)
  • Blue Christmas and other Holiday Homicides (2001) - short story collection
  • My Lolita Complex (2006) - short story collection
  • Deadly Beloved - A Ms. Tree Novel (See Comics Section) (2007)
  • What Doesn't Kill Her (2013)
  • Early Crimes (2013)
  • Supreme Justice (2014)
  • Fate of the Union (2015)

Comics

Aardvark-Vanaheim

  • A-V in 3-D #1 (1984)
  • Ms. Tree #10–18 (1984–1985)

AiT/Planet Lar

Big Entertainment/Tekno Comix

Dark Horse Comics

  • Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor #1 (1995)
  • Johnny Dynamite #1–4 (1994)

DC Comics

  • Action Comics Weekly #601–609, 615–622, 636–641 (1988–1989)
  • Batman #402–403, #408–412, Annual #11 (1986–1987)
  • Batman: Child of Dreams (2003)
  • Batman: Scar of the Bat #1 (1996)
  • Ms. Tree Quarterly #1–8 (1990–1992)
  • Ms. Tree Special #9–10 (1992–1993)
  • On the Road to Perdition: Detour (2004)
  • On the Road to Perdition: Oasis (2003)
  • On the Road to Perdition: Sanctuary (2004)
  • Road to Perdition (1998)
  • Who's Who in the DC Universe #10 (1991)
  • Wild Dog #1–4, Special #1 (1987–1989)
  • Wild Times: Grifter #1 (1999)

Eclipse Comics

  • Eclipse Magazine #1–6 (1981–1982)
  • Ms. Tree #4–9 (1983–1984)
  • Ms. Tree's Thrilling Detective Adventures #1–3 (1983)

First Comics

  • Grimjack #11 (1985)
  • P.I.'s: Michael Mauser and Ms. Tree #1–3 (1985)

IDW Publishing

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation #1–5 (2003)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Bad Rap #1–5 (2003)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Demon House #1–5 (2004)
  • CSI: NY - Bloody Murder #1–5 (2005)

Marvel Comics

Renegade Press

  • Ms. Tree #19–50 (1985–1989)
  • Ms. Tree Summer Special #1 (1986)
  • Ms. Tree's 1950's Three–Dimensional Crime #1 (1987)
  • Ms. Tree 3-D #1 (1985)

Titan Comics

  • Quarry's War

References

  1. ^ Markstein, Don (2009). "Ms. Tree". Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on October 25, 2015. Collins teamed with artist Terry Beatty to introduce Ms. Tree in the first issue of Eclipse Magazine (May, 1981).
  2. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dougall, Alastair, ed. (2014). "1980s". Batman: A Visual History. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 167. ISBN 978-1465424563. Jason Todd's origin had been a virtual carbon copy of Dick Grayson's. However, with the clean slate offered by Crisis on Infinite Earths, writer Max Allan Collins decided to make the characters more different.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Martin, Brian (August 2017). "Where the Action is...Weekly". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (98): 64.
  4. ^ Damore, Meagan (April 13, 2017). "Arrow: Wild Dog & Black Canary Upped to Series Regulars for Season 6". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on June 11, 2017. Wild Dog was introduced at the beginning of Arrow Season 5.
  5. ^ Manning "2000s" in Dougall, p. 266: "Translated into English by a voice familiar with chronicling Bruce Wayne's adventures, writer Max Allan Collins, this epic story followed a Japanese reporter...who traveled to Gotham City."
  6. ^ "International Association of Media Tie-in Writers". Archived from the original on September 6, 2015.
  7. ^ Kuhlenbeck, Mike (November 19, 2015). "Psychedelic Siren: Crusin' with Max Allan Collins and The Daybreakers". Iowa Free Press. Archived from the original on February 26, 2017. Crusin’s lead singer and keyboardist Max Allan Collins is better known to fans as a prolific author of novels, short stories and comic books.
  8. ^ Collins, Max Allan (February 2, 2010). "Collins Hits The Third Rail". Maxallancollins.com. Archived from the original on April 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "Inkpot Award Winners". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012.
  10. ^ "Shamus Award Winners". Private Eye Writers of America. n.d. Archived from the original on June 24, 2017.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 3, 2013). "Cinemax Orders Contract Killer Drama Pilot Based On Max Allan Collins' Quarry Books". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 17, 2015.
  12. ^ "Pilot Scoop: Cinemax Orders 1970s Drama Quarry". TV News Today. April 5, 2013. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.
  13. ^ "Return to Perdition". Vertigo. August 24, 2011. Archived from the original on October 28, 2014.
  14. ^ Breen, Jon L. (2017). "The Jury Box". Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Archived from the original on August 27, 2017.

External links

Black Alley

Black Alley (1996) is Mickey Spillane's 13th novel featuring tougher-than-thou New York City private investigator Mike Hammer, and the last one he completed before his death in July 2006. Following the author's demise, the first of "five substantial Mike Hammer manuscripts," The Goliath Bone, was completed by his friend and colleague Max Allan Collins and published in 2008. Additional books based on Spillane's unfinished manuscripts have since been released, including Lady, Go Die! (2012), Complex 90 (2013) and King of the Weeds (2014). King of the Weeds is a direct sequel to Black Alley.

CSI (comics)

The CSI comics are comic book tie-ins with the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY television shows. They have been published from 2003 to 2009.

The majority have been released by IDW Publishing and have been written by a range of notable authors including Jeff Mariotte, Max Allan Collins, and Steven Grant. The latest was a manga-style story written by Sekou Hamilton and published by Tokyopop.

CSI (novels)

The CSI novels are novels that tie-in with the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY television shows. They have been published from 2001 to the present.

They are all released by Pocket Books and have been written by a range of notable authors including Max Allan Collins (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Donn Cortez (CSI: Miami), and Stuart M. Kaminsky (CSI: NY).

Hard Case Crime

Hard Case Crime is an American imprint of hardboiled crime novels founded in 2004 by Charles Ardai (also the founder of the Internet service Juno Online Services) and Max Phillips. The series recreates, in editorial form and content, the flavor of the paperback crime novels of the 1940s and '50s. The covers feature original illustrations done in a style familiar from the golden age of paperbacks (the 1950s and '60s), credited to artists such as Robert McGinnis and Glen Orbik.The collection includes both reprints of books from the pulp era (typically labeled Complete and unabridged on the cover), and new novels written for the collection (typically labeled First publication anywhere). The top-selling entries in the series to date have been novels by Stephen King: The Colorado Kid (2005), which later became the basis for the SyFy television series Haven, and Joyland (2013).

Six novels published by Hard Case have been nominated for the Edgar Award: In 2005, Little Girl Lost, by Richard Aleas (a pseudonym for Hard Case Crime co-founder Charles Ardai that is both an anagram of Ardai's name and a play on "alias"), was nominated as Best First Novel by an American Author, and Domenic Stansberry's The Confession won the award for Best Paperback Original; in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2014, respectively, Allan Guthrie's Kiss Her Goodbye, Russell Hill's Robbie's Wife, Christa Faust's Money Shot, and Stephen King's Joyland were nominated for Best Paperback Original.Max Phillips' Fade to Blonde won the 2005 Shamus Award for Best Paperback Novel of the Year, and Charles Ardai's pseudonymous "Richard Aleas" novel Songs of Innocence won the same award in 2008. Ardai also received the Edgar Award in 2007, for his short story "The Home Front."Between 2004 and 2010, Hard Case Crime was published through a collaboration between Ardai's company, Winterfall LLC, and Dorchester Publishing. Starting in 2011, Titan Books replaced Dorchester as publisher of the series. Additionally, two volumes in the series, one reprinting a pair of early Lawrence Block novels, 69 Barrow Street and Strange Embrace, the other a collection of Lawrence Block short stories, Catch and Release, were published by Subterranean Press.

Johnny Dynamite

Johnny Dynamite is a comic book private detective character created by writer Ken Fitch and artist Pete Morisi. Johnny Dynamite appeared in 1953's Dynamite #3-9 published by Comic Media and in Johnny Dynamite #10-12 published by Charlton Comics. He also appeared in Charlton's Foreign Intrigues #13-15.

Max Allan Collins acquired the character from Charlton in 1987 and reprinted stories in Ms. Tree. Max Collins (writer) and Terry Beatty (artist) created a four-issue limited series with the name Johnny Dynamite published by Dark Horse Comics in 1994.

List of Dick Tracy villains

The following is a list of Dick Tracy villain debuts. One of the appeals of the Dick Tracy comic strip is its unique villains. Many had bizarre deformities including The Blank (1937), Little Face Finney (1941), Pruneface (1943), The Brow (1944), Shaky (1945), and Pear Shape (1949). Chester Gould wrote these villains for his reader's righteous condemnation, without exploring moral gray areas. This was emphasized by depicting the heroes as attractive and the villains as grotesque.

Mickey Spillane

Frank Morrison Spillane (; March 9, 1918 – July 17, 2006), better known as Mickey Spillane, was an American crime novelist, whose stories often feature his signature detective character, Mike Hammer. More than 225 million copies of his books have sold internationally. Spillane was also an occasional actor, once even playing Hammer himself.

Mike Hammer

Michael Hammer is a fictional character created by the American author Mickey Spillane in the 1947 book I, the Jury. Hammer is a no-holds-barred private investigator who carries a .45 Colt M1911A1 in a shoulder harness under his left arm. His love for his secretary Velda is outweighed only by his willingness to kill a killer. Hammer's best friend is Pat Chambers, Captain of Homicide NYPD. Hammer was a World War II army veteran who spent two years fighting jungle warfare in the Pacific theatre against Japan.

Ms. Tree

Ms. Tree was a comic book series and character co-created by writer Max Allan Collins and the series' artist Terry Beatty. In addition to its obvious play on the word "mystery", Ms. Tree was also the name of the series' main character.

Road to Perdition

Road to Perdition is a 2002 American crime film directed by Sam Mendes. The screenplay was adapted by David Self from the graphic novel of the same name by Max Allan Collins. The film stars Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, and Daniel Craig. The plot takes place in 1931, during the Great Depression, following a mob enforcer and his son as they seek vengeance against a mobster who murdered the rest of their family.

Filming took place in the Chicago area. Mendes, having recently finished 1999's acclaimed American Beauty, pursued a story that had minimal dialogue and conveyed emotion in the imagery. Cinematographer Conrad L. Hall took advantage of the environment to create symbolism for the film, for which he won several awards, including a posthumous Academy Award for Best Cinematography. The film explores several themes, including the consequence of violence and father-son relationships.

The film was released on July 12, 2002, and eventually grossed over $180 million worldwide. The cinematography, setting, and the lead performances by Hanks and Newman were well received by critics. It was released on home media on February 25, 2003.

Road to Perdition (comics)

Road to Perdition is a series of fictional works written by Max Allan Collins.

The comic book of the original series, with art by Richard Piers Rayner, was published by DC Comics' imprint, Paradox Press. It was adapted into the 2002 film of the same name, starring Tom Hanks, for which Collins also wrote the novelization.

The Goliath Bone

The Goliath Bone is the 14th entry in the Mike Hammer series by Mickey Spillane. It was completed by Max Allan Collins, and was first published on October 13, 2008. The Goliath Bone is one of three almost finished Mike Hammer novels that Spillane entrusted Collins to finish before his death in 2006.

Wild Dog (comics)

Wild Dog is a fictional character, a vigilante appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Wild Dog is the superhero identity of Jack Wheeler. He first appeared in Wild Dog #1 (September 1987), and was created by Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty.

The character appears in Arrow, where his alter-ego is Rene Ramirez, played by Rick Gonzalez.

Contributors
Supporting characters
Film serials
Feature films
Television series
Other media
Related articles

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.