Review: Weird Detective #1


The streets of New York have been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. And the only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them—it takes a monster to catch a monster.

Weird Detective #1 mixes Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos with old style detective noir and set in a dark, highly intriguing read. Written by Fred Van Lente, the comic creates a brilliant, interwoven tapestry of murder, occultism, and the just plain weird. It leaves a reader wanting more as the strangeness grows with every page. I seriously can’t wait for the next issue.

The artwork by Guiu Vilanova manages to take the natural gritty darkness of noir, adding the tentacled brilliant strangeness of the Cthulhu mythos. While the odd nature of Greene’s life is brilliantly polished, it does leave one with a sense of mystery and intrigue. The alien landscapes are gorgeously well done, managing to be balanced with the natural landscapes of a big city.

Story: Fred Van Lente Art: Guiu Vilanova
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review