Thursday, November 5, 2009

Quickie comic review: Stumptown No. 1

Posted By on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 4:14 PM

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Stumptown No. 1

Published by Oni Press. Written by Greg Rucka. Art by Matthew Southworth.

The Deal: Writer Greg Rucka continues his near-trademarked line of strong, yet flawed, female heroines (as seen in Queen & Country, White Out, Detective Comics, The Question, and Wonder Woman, among others) with the private eye Dex, star of his latest comic series Stumptown.

The Verdict: Well Rucka's done it again. I'm not the biggest fan of his superhero stuff (with the exception of The Question) but he is a master when it comes to mystery and espionage. I particularly dig the elegant way he pens Stumptown — sans a ton of needless exposition, minimal dialogue and an economical approach to developing characters. And, yes, the art is amazing as well; like the writing it manages to be detailed without a lot of unnecessary line work. Both the artist and writer have built an intriguing and engrossing world here. Wonderful comic. Buy it.

Reviewed materials provided by Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find: www.heroesonline.com.

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