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Night Owls Vol. 1 Paperback – March 30, 2010
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I purchased it to give as a gift and peeked at the first page. Then I peeked at the second page. Then I read the entire thing before I gave it away. I know. I AM A RUDE GIFT GIVER (or a book addict). But that is hardly the point of this review.
The point of this review: The story lines are creative and funny and sometimes really sweet. The art is terrific. If you like comics and detectives and people from a bygone era (and you're reading the review below this book, so I suspect you very well might enjoy all of these things), you should probably buy this book.
And I should buy my own copy so I can keep my greedy mitts off of the one I gave away.
Those are some adjectives that describe Night Owls. I followed this comic when it was debuting on Zuda comics. When it came out in print, I immediately picked it up. Having the comics in print makes it all the more better. Each major character seemed to leap off the page.
You will follow Ernie, Mindy and Roscoe as they solve supernatural mysteries, find love and hotdogs. I guess you could compare them to Scooby-Doo except this is much better written, but has no theme music.
I highly recommend.
The Night Owls is a humorous and unique take on the noir detective story of the late 1920's. Professor Ernest Baxter, who cannot go out in the daylight, and his assistant, flapper Mindy Markus run the detective agency, The Night Owls. Along with them is their sidekick the gargoyle, Roscoe. Working only during the night hours, except if Mindy must make a daytime outing, the agency deals with crooks of a supernatural nature such as Mr. You who has no face of his own and steals other people's faces to commit his crimes, werewolves who murder young women, vampires who kidnap Prof. Baxter thinking he is one of their own killing his own kind and an ancient American Indian monster, Big Owl who seeks revenge against Prof. Baxter. Of course, there is also the unrequited love story as Ernie Baxter loves Mindy from afar. Being the typical shy professor he is too afraid to ask her out or tell of his feelings. We can see Mindy is eager for him to ask her out but since he doesn't, she has plenty of others who do and she is a flapper who loves to have a good time.
I loved the book! A fun bunch of stories quickly rolling together with repeat appearances of characters throughout the book. I'm not sure whether I'd call it a graphic novel though as it's storyline is not that of an actual novel. In reality what we have hear are a collection of one page web comix that were published previously and have been combined together into this volume. Sometimes one page is a mini-scene in the life of the characters. Then a story arc with unfold over a series of pages and be resolved. With the next case starting up right after one finishes.Read more ›
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The Timony Twins are the comedy trio to beat! This is a delightful comedy romp and a throwback to the 1920s. Splendid.Published 18 months ago by David Gallaher