Titan Comics will release a hardcover collection of Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty’s celebrated private eye comic Ms. Tree under its Hard Case Crime imprint on July 19.  Originally published in 1981, the character was inspired by Mike Hammer’s assistant Velda, created by long-time Collins friend and writing partner Mickey Spillane.  Ms. Tree is one of the earliest examples of femme fatale-led crime fiction in comics.

Titan has released other Collins comics under its Hard Case Crime imprint, including a Mike Hammer adaptation last year (see "Mike Hammer, Private Eye, Comes to Comics"), and an adaptation of his own Quarry property in 2017 (see "Titan and Hard Case Crime Add New Potboilers").