Return to Perdition Title: Return to Perdition
Release: November 15, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2383-0
Publisher: Vertigo


A new chapter in the acclaimed graphic novel series that inspired the Academy Award-winning movie!

The setting is America in the early 1970s, and our third generation hero, Michael Satariano, Jr. is a Vietnam vet recently returned to the States. He doesn't know that his father's real name was Michael O'Sullivan, and is unaware of the conflict between his dad, his grandfather and John Looney – the criminal godfather of Rock Island, Illinois. But when he's recruited by the mob as a hitman, he's going to learn the hard way that you can never outrun (or outgun) your past.



Publishers Weekly: "Beatty’s art suggests greater detail in the imagination than the pencils and inks on the page, and his tone, in romance, sex, and violence, beautifully matches the emotional arc of the story. The graphic nature of both the story and the art captures a bleak but powerful tale of someone who doesn’t really want redemption."

Ain't It Cool News: "Return To Perdition was the finest end to a crime saga I have ever witnessed." "I never read [Road To Perdition], but by the end of this closing chapter the emotional weight delivered by M.A.C. made me feel as though I had been on the entire journey."

Somebody Dies: "Return to Perdition is a fantastic way to end a series that I've been reading and rereading for years."

Bloody Disgusting: "[Return To Perdition] is not a book you can afford to skip." "Beatty’s classic comic book style compliments Collins’ gritty and pulpy writing perfectly."

Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine: "Collins moves the story along at a ripping pace, with some good surprises along the way, and Beatty's drawings are just right for the '70s setting. If you didn't know better, you might think you were watching an exploitation movie from that era..."


Comic Book Resources: Collins Returns to "Perdition"


USA Today: Max Allan Collins makes one more 'Return to Perdition'



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