Jeff Lemire never disappoints. Some of his work can be too reflective to the point of depressing, but this one has more comedic punches and is less nihilistic. Maybe it’s Matt Kindt’s influence?

The official blurb:

New York Times-bestselling writers Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls, Descender) and Matt Kindt (Bang!, Mind MGMT) unite with internationally acclaimed artist David Rubín (Beowulf, Ether) for original graphic novel Cosmic Detective an epic science fiction mystery that asks: When a God is murdered, who solves the crime?

Enter our detective. The murder of a god threatens to tear apart the very fabric of our reality, and only he stands in the way of utter destruction. Will the mystery he uncovers be worse than the disaster he’s trying to avert? And will his mind crack under the revelations he’s about to uncover before he can do anything about it?

Honestly, I rolled my eyes when I saw the panel on page seven. I mean, by this time, Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks is almost as overused as Grant Wood’s American Gothic. But I respected that the creators of Cosmic Detective dedicated the book to Jack Kirby (instead of the overrated and supersexist Stan Lee).

I was also pleasantly surprised that despite being a product of three men, the graphic novel doesn’t shy away from showing dicks (including our main hero) and even tentacle sex that implies anal penetration into a men’s body.

Recently, I picked up a new comic series called Red Light by women writers who seem to absolutely shy away from drawing dicks but not vaginas. The writing itself isn’t too original and the art looks fine, but I don’t understand this fear of drawing penises by both men and women artists.

Anyway, I digress. And let’s just feast our eyes on our Daddy Detective here.

Original title: Cosmic Detective
Creators: Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, David Rubín
Writers: Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt
Artist: David Rubín
Designers: Matt Kindt, David Rubín
Flatters: Xulia Pisón with Kike J. Díaz
Publisher: Image Comics (2022)


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