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Yoshihiro Tatsumi was, when young, a fan of Mickey Spillane, the poor man’s — the very poor man’s — Raymond Chandler, and Spillane’s fingerprints are all over “Black Blizzard,” a page-turner in the best pulp style, published in 1956.

Like Spillane’s fast-paced thrillers, “Black Blizzard” is a melodrama from start to finish. Star-crossed lovers share the pages with: a murder, a train crash, a pair of shackled criminals who flee into the mountains, a brutal father, a father who is not what he seems, a thug with a heart of gold, and, of course — how could it be otherwise? — a happy ending.

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