Stumptown: The Comic
Fresh news from the nerd prom in San Diego is that local comics writer (and novelist) Greg Rucka is set to, through local publisher Oni Press, start a detective series called Stumptown. While Portland is not mentioned specifically, the title would indicate that our little city is indeed the setting for the series.
Rucka’s one of my favorite crime-story writers — his series (with Ed Brubaker) Gotham Central for DC Comics was easily one of the best things they’ve put out in ages, and was a street-level view of what it was to be a cop in Batman’s Gotham City. He’s also the creator of Queen &Country, a long-form spy comic and novel and the soon-to-be-a-movie Whiteout, which I really need to read one of these days.
Anyhoo, though the above-linked article doesn’t indicate when it’s coming, I’ll be putting in my pull request with my LCS very soon.