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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Crimen Comics: Stumptown

When Greg Rucka said he didn’t like that modern  detectives  must have “a hook”. Psychics, half crazy, pretending to be psychics or have a vendetta against a serial killer. “ Why can’t a detective just be a good detective?” I immediately knew Stumptown was for me. 


Dex is a Private Investigator in Portland, Oregon (nickname Stumptown), she sometimes drinks too much, she picks thw wrong kind of boyfriends o girlfriends, and she has a gambling problem. But she always comes home to take care of her little brother with Down syndrome.
In the first volume : “The Case of the Girl Who Took her Shampoo (But Left her Mini)” accepts the case of finding a missing girl in exchange of having her debt clear with the casino.


In the second story: “The Case of the Baby in the Velvet Case” a rockstar hires Dex to find her favorite guitar that was stolen during the tour, but as always nothing is as it seems.
The more Dex investigates, she finds more stuff to get her in more trouble.
The art is simple an realistic on technical details like cars, guitars and guns.
Also many references to real places in Oregon.
By the way, Greg Rucka likes Detective Fausto. He actually shared it on his tumblr page and twitter.

Title: Stumptown
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Matthew Southworth
For fans of: The Rockford Files, Magnum P.I., Terriers
 

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Second anniversary!!!!

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Today is the second anniversary of Detective Fausto.
This is what I have so far:
  1. 6 stories
  2. 281 published pages
  3. 286 blog entries   
  4. 10.230 hits
All, at the time I'm writing this.   
I only fail to update once, when my mom was at the hospital.
And I have at least another year of Fausto's stories.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Crime Comics: Bad Night

Criminal is probably the most representative Crime Comic of the past decade.
On this volume “Bad Night” Jacob Kurts is a cartoonist with insomnia. He spends his nights drawing, driving through the neighborhood and visiting a 24 hours diner.



One night he likes a woman in the dinner, and after an altercation with her boyfriend, Jacob let’s her stay in his home. But she and her boyfriend are criminals and forced Jacob to work for them.


Soon we find out that Jacob isn’t as innocent as he looks, or sane. He also has skeletons in his closet.
Maybe after the “Last of the innocents” this story is the most meta with a comic creator loosing his mind and talking with his own fictional characters. 
Also the artist Sean Phillips is the model for Jacob.

The art is dark, very noir. Shadows in every panel. The colors help to set the scene more from a hospital room to a strip joint. 
Title: Criminal: Bad Night
Writer: Ed Brubaker

Artist: Sean Phillips 
For fans of: The Machinist 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Crime Comics: Chicanos

I admit, I only bought this comic for the name of the protagonist “A.Y. Jalisco” (Because Jalisco is my state) 



Anyway, A.Y. Jalisco is a Private Investigator in New York with the WORST luck in the world.
She tries to save her friend from dating a serial killer, but she ends up as possible victim. In another case she helps a mob boss to reunite with his mother, but she ends persecuted by the police and the District Attorney (her love interest) 

Hopes and dreams of love and wealth that disappear very fast. You don’t know if you should cry or laugh at the situations.
Although the story sometimes plays the stereotypes too much. Like the dinner “The jumping bean”
Art in black and white by Eduardo Risso. With his unique sequential panels and distinctive characters, like the very curious looking A.Y. Jalisco. 


Title: Chicanos
Writer: Carlos Trillo 

Artist: Eduardo Risso 
For fans of: Kiss, kiss, bang, bang. 

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Crime Comics: Jonny Double

A mini series from Vertigo with an old character from the 60’s. Jonny Double is a Private Investigator from San Francisco. 


One day a client hires him to keep an eye on his libertine daughter, Faith. When Jonny gets closer to the girl, he’s seduced into a scam to get the money form Al Capone’s olds safe deposit.


But soon they all find out there isn’t such thing as easy money.
The sequential art is great, with different panels and angles. Also, the characters designs are diverse.

Title: Jonny Double
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Eduardo Risso

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