Mr. Campbell's second original graphic novel for First Second is an historical drama set in Missouri at the close of the nineteenth century. We gave out a big stack of previews for this book on Free Comic Book Day (see below), so many of you already know all about it. For those who don't: it starts off with an exploding train, and then the going really starts to get tough. It's a bit of an ex post facto try at creating a precursor to the iconic hard-boiled detective created by Dashiell Hammett. Executed entirely in Campbell's (relatively) recently adopted full-painted color style, we're treated to a palette that leans heavily to brown and grey with the occasional splash of blood red. Campbell fans will, of course, want to have a go at this, as will fans of detective fiction, revisioninst westerns (think Jarmusch's Dead Man; well, the first half, anyway) and historical fiction featuring frontier themes.