Written: Josh Finney
Artwork: Patrick McEvoy
Editor: Kat Rocha
This is the second story I have read about Hank Flynn, P.I. I liked this one better than the first one, although the first one was good too. You can see the review HERE.
I still like that we have Flynn narrating the story to us like the classic 40s detective movies with the voiceovers. I think it adds quite a special effect to not only the whole essence of the story but, it also really helps put you in that right frame of mind. The narration also completely helps guide the story. There are parts where the voiceover cuts into the current conversation and things like that, making for a much more interesting read.
The black and white artwork also adds to the whole “noir” kind of feel. I guess I hadn’t really noticed that particular trait of the artwork in the first one but, it is really apparent in this one. And it works perfectly. The stark contrast of the bold black against the white gives a very somber tone to the graphic novel.
While the story is a long one, there are great slow reveals, classic private detective humor and sarcasm and plenty of madness and death.
This is a tale of love, lust, black magic, death, demons, murder, mobs, dames, and crime investigation, all rolled into one.
If you like graphic novels and detective stories, I highly recommend you pick this up.