Acts of Violence

Canada has a different set of laws when it comes to weapons and violence. As far as I know, they aren't nearly as rootin'-tootin' as their southern counterparts in America. Of course, that's not stopping New Reliable Press from releasing an anthology of sorts called Acts of Violence: An Anthology of Crime Comics.

The anthology features the talents of Toren Atkinson, Ed Brisson, Chad Boudreau, Dino Caruso, Damian Couceiro, Todd Ireland, Kevin Leeson, Manoel Magalhaes, and Marvin Mann and cover art by Fiona Staples and boasts numerous short stories. These stories include "The Three Princes," where a trio of young friends are raised in the streets of Prohibition era America, "Six O'Clock Noose," where a rookie cop must protect a killer from the murdered daughter's parents, "Reggie-Town," which focuess on a drug addict seeking to break free and "The Orchard," which is two cops escaping morals to find violence late at night.

The 128-page book will be available for $9.95 on June 2, and they've included a handy order form to take to your local comic shop to place an order for the book. You can also check out a 20-page preview here.