Set between 1925 and the Second World War, Brownsville takes its name from an area of New York city where some of its characters live, in particular Allie Tanennbaum, a key player in the Jewish organised crime syndicate later dubbed Murder Inc.
Brian K. Vaughan’s political superhero drama continues apace in this third collection. As Mayor Mitchell Hundred (aka The Great Machine) is called up for jury duty, another superhero takes to the skies of New York; and a few more dark secrets from Hundred’s past are revealed.
Is Eddie Campbell charting his own mid-life crisis? It seems a logical assumption to make when you read this part-autobiographical, part fictional work, in which he examines the reaction of his family to his own disappearance.