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Friday, December 21, 2007

Crime Noir Takes A Monstrous Turn
From Bausch, Callahan & Oddgod Press

The Isotope apologizes for any loss of picture you may have experienced over the past couple days while our IT Department dealt with FTP difficulties. We now return to our regularly scheduled programming... the Isotope's virtual holiday stocking stuffer and New Comics Peepshow!

Fans of the Isotope's one-of-a-kind Comic Rockstars Toilet Seat Museum will no doubt recognize artist James Callahan's name, as his Zombie Batman lid is a perennial favorite. One look at his linework and there is no question he's got the raw talent to be the next Geoff Darrow or Frank Quitely. Callahan has been applying his signature gruesome art to the crime noir comic Strange Detective Tales with one hell of a writer in co-creator Jessie Bausch. And with the next issue imminent I couldn't resist including a sneak peek to whet your appetites.

And really, what's not to love about Strange Detective Tales? Bausch and Callahan enthrall with not only the strange, but indeed, the detective as well. Starring a vampiric private dick, Renfield, who takes readers on a personalized tour through a countryside littered with gigantic rabid insects and the gritty monster-ridden underworld of after-hours Los Angeles. Like any good bit of hard-boiled noir fiction, investigating the disappearance of the main character's ex-lover gets Renfield in way over his head. The cops, a cyclops pimp turned porn director, the alien mafia, and even Howard Hughes end up gunning for him. And did I mention that his partner is a dead ringer (no pun intended) for Peter Lorry?

People, you are going to like this book!

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Strange Detective Tales
by Jesse Bausch & James Callahan
36 Pages for $3.95
From Oddgod Press this February

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