Published by Paradox Press (D.C comics) in 1998, Road to Perdition
was authored by crime writer Max Allan Collins, who also wrote the
Dick Tracy comic strip since 1977 when Chester Gould stepped
down. The book is based on a true story that Collins had unearthed
whilst researching a crime novel, and he thought it worthwhile to
However, it is the superb artwork of English born artist Richard
Piers Rayner that makes Road to Perdition such a great
read. Rayner has worked for both D.C. and Marvel since 1988, working
on such series as Hellblazer, Swamp Thing, L.E.G.I.O.N.,
Dr. Fate and Dr. Who. Road to Perdition
took Rayner four years to complete - a labour of love that shows.
Hanks was nominated for an Oscar for his performance.