I grew up reading Mickey Spillane novels and, years later, was lucky enough to get to know the man behind Mike Hammer. Mickey and I did a number of projects together - co-editing anthologies, creating the comic book Mike Danger, plus my documentary, "Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane" (1999 - available on the Criterion DVD/Blu-ray of the great film noir, Kiss Me Deadly).Read the full piece, and an excerpt from the completed novel, here.
About a week before his passing, Mickey called to ask a favor. He was very ill and knew it. He was working on what would be the last Mike Hammer novel, chronologically -- The Goliath Bone, Mike taking on terrorists in post-9/11 Manhattan...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Max Allan Collins on Mickey Spillane
Over at BoingBoing.net, our own Max Allan Collins writes about his collaboration with Mickey Spillane:
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