Justin, Larned – 19th Century Detective #1 (inked by Tim Corrigan)
19th Century Detective #1 (inked by Tim Corrigan)
Larned has decided to get away from the humor side of comics and start working on a good old fashioned detective series, and kudos to him for it. My opinion on some of his older stuff is pretty clear if you scroll down a bit, but I think he may have found his niche with this one. A retired detective named Lane Brain (name left over from when this was going to be a humor series) is called in every now and again, and he’s called in this time to make sure that the killer known as the Graybridge Terror is really dead. It turns out that he is, and it also turns out that it isn’t solved as easily as all that. This is the start of a longer project, Larned mentioned that he already has another couple of issues plotted out. My only problem here was that I was looking for a bit more detective work and a little less mystical stuff, but it’s only the first issue of the series. The art looks great, I was hooked all the way through the story (even if I did have a sneaking suspicion where it was headed), definitely worth a look if you’re into a good mystery story. If you require angst and cynicism with your comics, it’s probably best to move on to many of the other choices available on this website… $3
Posted on April 24, 2010, in Reviews and tagged 19th Century Detective, Larned Justin, Tim Corrigan. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Justin, Larned – 19th Century Detective #1 (inked by Tim Corrigan).