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Johnny Dollar

A comic book from Moonstone

Film Noir drips right onto the comics page!

Published in May 2003 (still available for orders ).



Who is Johnny Dollar?

Billed as the "insurance investigator with the action-packed expense account", YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR ran in radio serial format from 1949 until 1962. Developed by Jack Johnstone, Johnny Dollar became the embodiment of the American detective developed by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.

More details here.

The character has never been adapted to any other medium before (movie, tv or comic book) . So, it is the first time we can actually see the character that could only be heard before.

About the book

The details:

Title: Moonstone Noir: Johnny Dollar
Story: David Gallaher
Art: Eric Theriault assisted by Serge Lapointe on inks.
Cover: Tim Seelig
Mature readers
48 pgs, self-contained, b/w, $4.95

This Prestige format book is published by Moonstone Book and is part of the Moonstone Noir collection. A new line of crime books with classics right from the golden days of radio, novels and pulp magazines !

The story:

When a fire stalls a swank production of MacBeth, our "Man with the Action Packed Expense Account", JOHNNY DOLLAR, two-fisted insurance investigator, is called in to sort things out. On the scene he meets a gaggle of thespians who all have their reason to see the production axed. But the felonys start to stack up as arson is followed by MURDER! Can Johnny nab the brute behind it before his own epitaph is added to his world-famous ledger?

"It is grimy noir that takes a long time to rinse off your hands. Just as it should be."

The Artists

Bringing the radio drama to the printed page are the creative team of writer David Gallaher (former Marvel.Com writer/editor and of the upcoming Brand Name) and Eric Theriault (creator of Veena and editor of Flirt) pencilling and inking the book with ink assist from Serge Lapointe.

Eric Theriault: " YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR" is my first big american project outside of my own indy book "Veena" and some short stories, here and there. This is my first work with crime fiction, but i've always felt that classic detective stories would fit my style perfectly. Especially if they take place in the mid-twentieth century, my favorite time period for graphic inspiration.

The publisher

The book is published by Moonstone Books and is part of their "Moonstone Noir" collection of detectives stories and crime fiction, printed in classic black and white.

Moonstone are putting out recognizable properties, that is, recognizable characters not exclusive to the comic reading public. They want to hit the gaming fans, newspaper strip fans, tv fans, etc.

Their job is to find just the right creators. People who are skilled in their craft, as story-tellers and who are known within the comics community and who have a real love for these characters.

About the books : they are 48 page square bound, and most importantly, have a self-contained story. In this format, there will be no continued stories. No having to wait three months for a story's conclusion. This way, anyone, anywhere can pick one up and read it without being lost. Longer shelf-life and higher reorder possibilties.

Preview pages

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