I’m back from the comic shop this week and I got two new comics plus a hard cover collection:

  • Usagi Yojimbo – 120
  • Glamourpuss – 7
  • DC Comics Classics Library – Roots of the Swamp Thing
  • And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

  • “The Grave Robber’s Daughter” by Richard Sala
  • I haven’t read much of Richard Sala’s work. I have the first two issues of “Delphine” and like those but I think that’s about it. “The Grave Robber’s Daughter” is a digest size comic and I think it has been reformatted from some other size. The panels in the beginning part of the story seem oddly layed out on the page.

    Never the less the story seems to work pretty well. I think Sala’s art is stronger in “Delphine” but it’s okay here and is nicest in the second half of the book when more imagination is called for.

    The story is about a woman, Judy Drood, who’s car breaks down near an empty town that holds a strange carnival filled with teenagers and clowns.

    It’s supposed to be a scary and creepy story and succeeds pretty well on that account but it’s a bit different in that Judy Drood is rarely scared as the story is told.

    It turns out that Judy Drood is teenage hard boiled detective character who can handle herself well. I didn’t know this going in. It was nice to see a character unafraid of “scary” clowns. I never got the scary clown thing. They’re clowns. How is it that people are afraid of them?

    “The Grave Robber’s Daughter” was a short read but a fun one. I’m going to have to track down some more of Sala’s work. Including “Delphine” issue three which I think is out.