Comic Book Review: The Night Owls

Posted by Katrina Roets at 10:30 AM

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I feel like I've been totally slacking. I still have a good sized pile of reviews to bring to y'all but I've needed a bit of a break to focus on some other things happening in my life. I'll have to fill y'all in but not right now. Right now, I need to tell you about this really cute book that was given to me at C2E2.

According to Amazon, this lovely gem's description reads:
In 1920s New York City, Professor Ernest Baxter, an expert in all things arcane, Mindy Markus, a scrappy flapper and Roscoe, a gargoyle from the Bronx, are The Night Owls. Together they solve crimes no one else can, specializing in the supernatural, in this first volume collecting the short stories that make up their webcomic adventures.

I think y'all already know how I feel about this book, but here's the rundown:

The Good - There's so much that's good about this book. It's laid out in a Sunday comic format which is great. It means you can sit and read the whole book or you can read one or two and come back to pick it up later. The artist's work is fantastic. It's not overdone but you never have any doubt as to what's happening. The story lines are cute and fun. They're not so overdone that one of my boys wouldn't be able to understand but they're not dropped down to such a level that I couldn't enjoy it.

The Bad - Crud. It's rare that I can't find some fault with a book. Usually I've caught a grammatical error or a problem with the art. Something. This time, I'm stumped. The only bad thing..I wish I had a volume 2. There you go. That's all I can come up with.

The Summary - I really like this book. I like that it's family friendly. I like that the characters are real. All in all, I just like this book. It's one that you won't regret finding and buying. It's one that you'll probably come back to more than once and chuckle. It's just plain fun and shouldn't comics be fun? So, head on over to their site or Amazon and get your order in today. You can also find them over on Facebook. This one has the Katrina seal of approval for sure.

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I did receive this book for the purpose of this review. I read the whoooole thing because I wanted to, though. I'm glad I did. It's a good book and y'all should go buy it. I should probably mention that all thoughts, randomness and comments are 100% mine because while my cat is next to me, I don't think he's mastered mind control yet..or the ability to turn the pages without tearing them.
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