Tuesday, June 30, 2009
DETECTIVES INC. by MARSHALL ROGERS
THE HYPE-UP: Why pay big bucks for a re-issue of this Marshall Rogers 1980 classic when you can own the original for half the price? That's right, here is Marshall Rogers' first mature and realized work. Drawn in the Black and White magazine style that was so popular in 1980, this is an adult graphic novel for the then burgeoning Direct Market crowd. This is the first printing of the Eclipse edition, 48 pages of beautifully articulated narrative comics. Watch Rogers blend Neal Adams and Steranko and his own impeccable design sense into something new. Skip over the boring dialogue and marvel at Marshall's knack for composing a page and a two page spread. Stiltled? Stiff? I say thee nay, Marshall Rogers will teach you a thing or two before your life is through.
Posted by Frank Santoro at 4:50 AM