Monday, April 4, 2016
The Private Eye: The Cloudburst Edition
author: Brian K. Vaughan
average rating: 4.34
book published: 2015
read at: 2016/04/04
date added: 2016/04/04
'Private Eye: Deluxe Edition' by Brian K. Vaughn with goregous art by Marcos Martin is a collection of the digital comic from PanelSyndicate.com. I wasn't aware of the title, but it hit all the same buttons as I miss from cyberpunk type things.
It's the near future, and everything is ablaze in eye-popping color (thanks to Munsta Vicente's eye popping colors). The internet has died in a spectacular cloudburst. Global warming means there is a giant sea wall in Santa Monica to keep LA dry. Anonymity is kept behind garish masks that everyone wears. Strangest of all, the press is now the police, and private investigators are known as paparazzi. Intrigued yet?
In this world, we meet our protagonist, wearing a strange camouflage coat, and going by the initials P.I. (among other things). P.I. finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation that may lead to seats of power and a strange plot to overthrow things. He'll make new allies and endanger old ones along the way.
It was originally a digital comic and the aspect is horizontal pages instead of vertical. This collection maintains that ratio and I thought it was an interesting change. The story is great and the visuals are colorful and interesting, with all kinds of weird details tucked into the frames. This collects all 10 issues, and I'm glad I got a chance to read it.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, Image Comics, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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