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REVIEW: Dash: The Case of the Mysterious Zita Makara #1 and #2

(Northwest Press, 2014)

Writer – Dave Ebersole
Cover, Interior Art, Colors, Letters – Delia Gable
Color Flats by Josh Lester

There’s a stifling office, a lazily spinning ceiling fan, the camera angle is near said fan, its blades cutting through the shot.  A man sits at his desk, fedora tilted back on his head, a cigarette hanging from his bottom lip as he touches the buzzer on his desk, “Let her in…”

If you’ve read any detective fiction, seen a film in the last eighty years, this scene is familiar to the point of cliché. Everyone knows what “should” be in a detective story if it is to fit in the genre.  And, for the first ten pages of Dash: The Case of the Mysterious Zita Makara, you think it’s another detective story, one with all of the earmarks you’d expect from someone who obviously loves the genre.  There’s the setting.   Continue reading

REVIEW: “A Ninja Named Stan” TPB

(Arcana, 2013)

Review by Cory Thrall

WRITTEN BY:  Mike Whittenberger
ARTWORK BY:  Delia Gable
LETTERING BY:  Mike Whittenberger

I’ve been reading a ton of very creative and unique comics as of late, and almost all of this has come straight out of publishers like Arcana - projects with all the heart and talent the creators can muster, creating millions of titles that not only tell interesting tales in an interesting way, but also comics that are so fun you lose time while reading. Continue reading