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Friday, October 29, 2010

In Case You Missed It


A four- issue hard boiled noir crime thriller with girls, guns, fangs and aliens. New York, 1929. The height of prohibition. The cops turn a blind eye while the mobs run the city, dealing in guns, girls and illegal liquor. But the arrival of the mysterious Dragonmir Family from Eastern Europe with more of a taste for blood then booze co-incides with a series of brutal attacks on the gangsters themselves. As the gangs fall before the fangs, only a handful of mobsters survives. But an unlikely alliance formed between tough guy Eddie Falco and a character from a long way from New York City - a long way from Earth in fact - offers the humans a glimmer of hope. As the strong willed young reporter Susie Dale from the Gotham Herald tries to survive in the middle of the maelstrom, and an ancient prophecy unfolds, no one can guess who's going to win the battle for this particular slice of Turf.

Not enough people are reading this comic and it's seriously depressing me. There are so many great things about this book. It takes place in the prohibition era 1920's, which I think is one of the most fascinating times in U. S. history. It has a little bit of everything I love: gangsters, flappers, gratuitous violence, sassy lady reporters, sociopaths, vampires and aliens. The vampires are not lame, and the vampire subplot is fresh even in a time of vampire overkill. The characters are all expertly drawn and full of depth, as is the storyline. And there is a lot of story packed into each issue, so you're getting your money's worth. And the art couldn't get any better. With so much awesomeness being contained in one comic, I really can't figure out why more people aren't reading it. If you're reading this, definitely give it a try!  Right now!


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