From the writer who took over Dick Tracy and has won many industry awards for his detective novels like Nate Heller. A wonderful set of hard-boiled stories that began in the independent magazine Eclipse before she gained her own long-running title. Collects her first adventures, plus a new story "Red Light."
Tree is a tough lady, widow of an even tougher cop who was gunned down. Now she's out to get vengeance, in between dangerous jobs as a detective. With a long introduction by Collins all about the creation of Ms. Tree (Max is also a hardcore comic book fan, so this was a lot of fun for him and it shows).
Published in this edition by Renegade Press, who back then was also publishing Cerebus and other innovative independent titles. Second printing, the first was in 1984.