Saturday 4 January 2020

Stumptown Vol. 2

In December I read my first Stumptown Graphic Novel and loved. Today I finished Volume 2: The Case of the Baby in the Velvet Case.

From Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka and acclaimed artist Matthew Southworth comes a new Stumptown mystery! Dex Parios has finally opened her own office, and her first case is to find rock star Mim Bracca's baby - her prized guitar - which disappeared after her band Tailhook's Portland show. Mim has no leads, and she doesn't want to go to the police, but Dex needs the case, and besides, it shouldn't be that hard to find a missing guitar. As long as the D.E.A. doesn't get involved ... or the Skinheads.

This one is as gritty and fun as the first. I'm not sure if the original Stumptown, published in 2011, was meant as a one off, this one came out 2 years later in 2013 but the backgrounds of Dex Perois and her brother Ansel, have been expanded. Each panel has the same gritty and dark feel as the first volume.

Like the first book, the story is interesting, fast paced, with the art work excellently done. I'm enjoying this series as much as I'm enjoying the TV show.

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