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Ed Burns' Dock Walloper [Paperback]

By Ed Burns, Jimmy Palmiotti & Siju Thomas (Illustrator)
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Diamond-tooth gangsters, Chinese gangs, deadly double crosses, stolen opium shipments, plenty of tommy guns, and of course the flirtatious and sexy girlfriend of the mob boss. This is the world of New York City in the Roaring Twenties. Known for its sinister and treacherous underworld, there's a new power waking up the city that never sleeps. His name...John "The Hand" Smith.

An outcast and an orphan, Smith has a massive right hand nearly twice as large as his left, and when push comes to shove, you'd pity anyone that gets in its way. When a rumble at the docks lands Smith on the local mob boss's payroll, it could be the break he's been waiting for. Along with his quick-witted best friend Bootsy and the martial arts femme fatale Ring-A-Ling, Smith and his crew are taking a big bite outta the Big Apple. But with the Italians wanting him dead and the boss's girl wanting him in her bed, has Smith bitten off more than he can chew?
This collection features issues 1-5 of ED BURNS' DOCK WALLOPER, the acclaimed comic book series of which Variety writes: "If you like Martin Scorsese's films, this is the comic for you."

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Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 16, 2008
Publisher   Virgin Comics
ISBN  1934413232  
ISBN13  9781934413234  

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More About Ed Burns, Jimmy Palmiotti & Siju Thomas

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ed Burns is currently a consulting engineer at Oracle America, Inc., where he leads a team of Web experts from across the industry in developing JavaServer Faces Technology through the Java Community Process and in open source. He is the author of three other books for McGraw-Hill: "Secrets of the Rock Star Programmers" (2008); "JavaServer Faces: The Complete Reference" (co-authored with Chris Schalk, 2006); and "JavaServer Faces 2.0: The Complete Reference" (co-authored with Chris Schalk and Neil Griffin, 2009).

Winston Prakash is currently an architect at Oracle Corporation. He has extensive experience in object-oriented design and development of large scale applications. At present, Dr. Prakash's main focus is on developing data-driven, enterprise web applications using advanced Java EE technologies. He leads the open source project, Hudson CI server, at Eclipse foundation.

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Packs a Wallop  Feb 12, 2008
Ed Burns (actor in Saving Private Ryan) teams up with genre veteran Jimmy Palmiotti (inking for Punisher) for the first issue of this graphic novel. Dock-walloper is a slang term for a dockworker or longshoreman. The double entendre here is that the central character, John "The Hand" Smith, has a double-sized right hand that sure can pack a wallop if you happen to piss him off.

The story is set on the docks of New York City. Its prohibition time and alcohol is the underground commodity that is greasing the wheels of the mob's money machine. Italian and Irish mobs are in a power struggle for controlling the flow of liquor to all the speakeasies throughout the ominously gray metropolis.

John Smith's shadow is his buddy Bootsy, a black fellow dock laborer. John Smith is Bootsy's protection. Bootsy has two strikes against him, he's black with the jaws of racial prejudice all around waiting to take a bite, and his name is Bootsy-- not a good combination for the Roaring 20's.

Smith has just signed on with the local Irish mob boss Mugsy with the one stipulation that he has to hire Bootsy as well. Now the pair are on their way to a blind date with the Italianos. One thing's for sure--it ain't gonna be pretty.

The script, story, and artwork are all working in union nicely here. I'm on for the ride. Wherever the story is ultimately going, I've got a feeling John "The Hand" Smith is probably going to be the Last Man Standing.

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