Book Review: Spooksville – The Bone Jangels Cases – Issue 1

SPOOKSVILLE: THE BONE JANGLES CASES #1 (COMIC)
Writer: Justin Fox
Artist: John C. Narcomey Jr.
Editor: Daryl Auclair
Publisher:High Tower Comics
Publication Date: 2008
Format: B&w- 32 pages
Price: $5.00

“Welcome to Spooksville. A demented city full of ghouls and ghosts. One particular ghoul is the skeleton detective, Bone Jangles. In this premiere issue, Bone Jangles must protect the Eyeball Kid, soul heir to the Chocolate Geezus Candy Company, from two bumbling hitmen, and the unknown foe who has hired them. If you’re a fan of low-brow art and slapstick/pulp storylines, this comic is for you.“

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
A very nice looking issue. I think that the art really fits the style well. Plus I like skeletons. The characters remain consistent from panel to panel and it just plays with the humor involved. Overall a very nice job.

Story: 3.7 out of 5
As a whole the story works well. I like the concept, and the style kinda of reminds me of The Goon. A very nice job of dealing with the time period too. The only thing I found off was that at times the story seemed a bit rushed and jumpy. But there are some good laughs to be had that I was not let down when looking at the book as a whole.

Dying Breath: 3.9 out of 5
A good book that is solid on the art side and funny on the story side. The two do a nice job coming together and I can say that I want to see more of these characters. This is one for fans of The Goon as it just has that same kinda of vibe and location to it. Very good book overall and worth checking out.

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