PLAYBOY Magazine has had a long history of supporting literature and writers with a particular emphasis on crime and noir. They have published stories by such notable names as James Ellroy, Lawrence Block, Jess Walter, Mario Puzo, Donald Westlake, TC Boyle and Denis Johnson's "Nobody Move" was first serialized in PLAYBOY.
Following in that storied tradition, PLAYBOY.com is posting exclusive previews of two of the Vertigo Crime lead titles. Starting today, new pages of FILTHY RICH by Brian Azzarello and artist Victor Santos and DARK ENTRIES by Ian Rankin and artist Werther Dell’Edera will be posted each day through Friday, so check back daily.
Vertigo Crime will have everything that crime and mystery fans crave: the police procedural, the murder mystery, the sci-fi thriller, and straight up hardboiled, classic noir. Each hardcover release will be packed with a striking cover by Lee Bermejo (Joker) and will feature dramatic black, white and gray interior art.
PLAYBOY has also long supported comic books and graphic novels. In fact, they published an exclusive “making of” the Vertigo original graphic novel THE QUITTER by Harvey Pekar and Dean Haspiel.