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Product Details

  • Series: Night Owls
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Zuda (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401226736
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401226732
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,334,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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On the heels of their successful printings of Bayou and High Moon (both 2009), DC’s innovative Web-comic imprint is offering the first collection of this Sunday-funnies-format strip. A trio of detectives—nerdy scientist Ernest Baxter, spunky flapper Mindy Markus, and wiseguy gargoyle Roscoe—investigates supernatural cases in Prohibition-era New York. Their main adversary, Mr. You, is a blank-faced baddie who rips off people’s faces to wear as his own (don’t worry; they slip easily back onto their original owner’s heads), but they also tangle with Bluebeard and Rumpelstiltskin, not to mention a few vampires, werewolves, mummies, and a giant owl creature. It’s a glib, retro blend of tried-and-true elements—black-and-white noir, fractured fairy tales, and Dick Tracy–worthy villains—with plenty of humor, light romance, and jaw-socking action. Though not specifically aimed at kids—there is some mild raciness of the negligee variety and a few bad-guy deaths—the tone makes this just about right for middle-schoolers with a hankering for old-timey detective stories. Which doesn’t mean it isn’t also swell for teens and adults, natch. Grades 5-8. --Ian Chipman

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And I should buy my own copy so I can keep my greedy mitts off of the one I gave away.
thesarahbiz
Each of the characters are well developed in short snippets that will have you giggling or even laughing out loud.
cap
A fun bunch of stories quickly rolling together with repeat appearances of characters throughout the book.
Nicola Mansfield

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By thesarahbiz on May 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
I'll keep it short and sweet: Night Owls was so much fun.

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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By F. Jones on June 2, 2010
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Funny, heartwarming, intelligent...
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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By cap on May 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
The Night Owls is a quick-witted, hell of a good time. Each of the characters are well developed in short snippets that will have you giggling or even laughing out loud.

I highly recommend.
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