The Whistling Skull

The Whistling Skull

Graphic Novel - 2013
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From acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore ( Superman Confidential , OurFighting Forces ) and artist Tony Harris ( Ex Machina , Starman ),this six-part mini-series is set in 1940s Europe. With the Nazi war machine onthe move, crimes are still committed even in the smallest hamlets. From theworld of the JSA: Liberty Files , witness the birth of a new hero for theages! Collects JSA: Liberty Files - The Whistling Skull #1-6.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, 2013
ISBN: 9781401242510
1401242510
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Harris, Tony

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SkycycleX2 Sep 13, 2014

If you like old time pulp heroes like Doc Savage and the Avenger, like I do, you'll like this. Tony Harris' artwork is intricate, grotesque and beautifully retro and the adventure is fun. One of my few quibbles, though, is there's no explanation why he wears such a frightening mask and the ordinary citizens he encounters don't seem particularly frightened by it. Another small complaint is that the mystery at the heart of the story isn't much of a mystery and kind of makes these adventurers and a whole town seem a little dense. Like I said, though, these are small complaints compared to the retro-pulp fun created here. B. Clay Moore and Harris have created an intriguing hero with the Whistling Skull and matched him with fascinating backup and villains.

theorbys Jun 26, 2014

Good unusual art and an interesting character make this a bit better than average although the story is a bit overlong.

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