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Louise Brooks: Detective Mit LOUISE BROOKS, DETECTIVE legt Rick Geary, der eine ganze Reihe von True Crime Graphic Novels geschrieben hat, einen fiktiven Krimi vor Die Schauspielerin und Stil Ikone Louise Brooks kehrt zu ihren Eltern ins l ndliche Kansas zur ck, nachdem ihre Hollywood Karriere und zwei Ehen gescheitert sind Die Kleinstadt Wichita und das Leben mit ihren Eltern unter einem Dach bedr cken Louise Brooks nicht wenig Dieses Setting beruht bis hierher auf Tatsachen In Wichita ist es zu einem mysteri sen Mit LOUISE BROOKS, DETECTIVE legt Rick Geary, der eine ganze Reihe von True Crime Graphic Novels geschrieben hat, einen fiktiven Krimi vor Die Schauspielerin und Stil Ikone Louise Brooks kehrt zu ihren Eltern ins l ndliche Kansas zur ck, nachdem ihre Hollywood Karriere und zwei Ehen gescheitert sind Die Kleinstadt Wichita und das Leben mit ihren Eltern unter einem Dach bedr cken Louise Brooks nicht wenig Dieses Setting beruht bis hierher auf Tatsachen In Wichita ist es zu einem mysteri sen locked room Mordfall gekommen, den Louise Brooks gerne im Stile von Poes Detektiv Dupin durch Deduktion l sen m chte Allerdings bedarf es fast zweier Jahre und weiterer Ereignisse, bis sie auf diesen Fall zur ck kommen und sich an die L sung machen kann.Gearys Zeichnungen wirken sehr statisch und Personen gelingen ihm nicht besonders gut, so dass die Artwork leider nicht punkten kann.Warum er sich f r diesen fiktiven Krimi ausgerechnet Louise Brooks als Heldin auserkoren hat, ist mir nicht klar geworden Es h tte auch eine x beliebige andere Person sein k nnen und wieder einmal dr ngt sich der Verdacht auf, dass ein gro er Name im Titel sich schlichtweg verkaufsf rdernd auswirken soll.Der Kriminalfall selbst ist nicht sehr spannend erz hlt und l st sich schlie lich am Ende auf, indem die Detektivin Louise den T ter mit ihren Deduktionen konfrontiert Fazit Ich bin einmal mehr hereingefallen und habe ein Buch gekauft, weil mich die titelgebende Hauptperson interessiert hat Bekommen habe ich eine Krimi Graphic Novel mit mittelpr chtiger Artwork und ebensolcher Handlung, die mich nicht mitreissen konnte.Schwache drei Sterne A fictional story centered on actress Louise Brooks, this graphic novel by Rick Geary is spun around her actual brief meteoric career as a smoldering film actress who popularized bangs Geary fantasizes about her coming back to her home town of Wichita where she becomes intrigued by a murder involving a friend, a famous reclusive writer and a shady beau Not before she gets herself in great danger will she emerge with the solution the police fail to grasp Story wise, and on the level of narrative premise, this has to be about the strongest comic I ve read this year so far And of course the art is very strong, as well, but it s the story idea that has me so amazed I m a fan of Geary s murder crime comics and his work in a broader way but this is a unique twist on the genre I d go as far as to call it an alternate history, of sorts I d be amazed if this book weren t in my Best of list at the end of the year in some way We plan on inter Story wise, and on the level of narrative premise, this has to be about the strongest comic I ve read this year so far And of course the art is very strong, as well, but it s the story idea that has me so amazed I m a fan of Geary s murder crime comics and his work in a broader way but this is a unique twist on the genre I d go as far as to call it an alternate history, of sorts I d be amazed if this book weren t in my Best of list at the end of the year in some way We plan on interview Rick Geary on the podcast soon about this new release I can t wait I always enjoy Mr Geary s vignettes Well crafted, strong, linear artwork combined with a fairly quick mystery made for a good read. I am so used to Rick Geary books being true crime tales, and since this book features a young woman solving a murder, it has been hard to keep in mind that this is actually fiction Louise Brooks is a real character, an actress popular in the late 1920s early 1930s In this fictionalized account of her life, Geary imagines her at age 33, moving back to her parents home in Wichita, Kansas Where naturally she stumbles into a clever though not clever enough murderer I love Geary s artwork so I am so used to Rick Geary books being true crime tales, and since this book features a young woman solving a murder, it has been hard to keep in mind that this is actually fiction Louise Brooks is a real character, an actress popular in the late 1920s early 1930s In this fictionalized account of her life, Geary imagines her at age 33, moving back to her parents home in Wichita, Kansas Where naturally she stumbles into a clever though not clever enough murderer I love Geary s artwork so much that I will read anything he writes, but this is interesting enough to hold the attention of even not as dedicated fans Rick Geary tries his hand at historical FICTION and does a wonderful job As usual, his story left me wanting to knowabout the real Louise Brooks But the mystery was a lot of fun too I love Rick Geary s work His books never fail to entertain me and keep me enthralled This story is fictional but he uses a real person named Louise Brooks who was an actress in the early 1900 Geary start s his story with Louise who has now moved back home with her parents much to her distress However she ends up getting involved in a murder mystery Wanting to become a writer after not having much success with her dance studio, Louise goes on an adventure to find Thurgood Ellis a writer who I love Rick Geary s work His books never fail to entertain me and keep me enthralled This story is fictional but he uses a real person named Louise Brooks who was an actress in the early 1900 Geary start s his story with Louise who has now moved back home with her parents much to her distress However she ends up getting involved in a murder mystery Wanting to become a writer after not having much success with her dance studio, Louise goes on an adventure to find Thurgood Ellis a writer who she wrote to many months before Louise tire ends up blowing and she walks to the home of who she thinks is Thurgood Ellis The police find a dead body but only Louise has figured out the truth about who killed who I don t want to give too much away but this was a good, quick mystery story I m not sure what to make of this book I like the story it s engaging and entertaining and I love the art But I m not really keen on the idea of taking a real person and making up a story about her This is about the actress Louise Brooks who I ve never heard of And I keep thinking if I come across her in the future, am I going to remember this story but not that it was fictionalized I just don t know if I like that format Was there a point in choosing this particular actress Couldn t I m not sure what to make of this book I like the story it s engaging and entertaining and I love the art But I m not really keen on the idea of taking a real person and making up a story about her This is about the actress Louise Brooks who I ve never heard of And I keep thinking if I come across her in the future, am I going to remember this story but not that it was fictionalized I just don t know if I like that format Was there a point in choosing this particular actress Couldn t it just have been anyone I love reading fiction and non fiction, but life is confusing enough without mixing them together I m still giving this 4 stars because the art and story were so strong I ve always admired Geary s linework, but this is the first book by him that I ve read Most of his stuff falls into the category of True Crime, which isn t a genre I enjoy, but this is full blown fiction featuring one of my favorite actors as the detective It s an engaging riddle and though I was a little disappointed with the solution itself, I was thrilled with the way it was revealed Would love to see Geary createLouise Brooks Mysteries. This was sort of fun But I found the concept question of Why a fictional account of Louise Brooks s life post Hollywood as a detective actually, she wasn t REALLY detecting she just happened to be in a certain place at a certain time and a suspicious person so distracting I couldn t enjoy this as much as I might ve.


About the Author: Rick Geary

RICK GEARY was born in 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri and grew up in Wichita,Kansas He graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, where his first cartoons were published in the University Daily Kansan He worked as staff artist for two weekly papers in Wichita before moving to San Diego in 1975.He began work in comics in 1977 and was for thirteen years a contributor to the Funny Pages of National Lampoon His comic stories have also been published in Heavy Metal, Dark Horse Comics and the DC Comics Paradox Press Big Books His early comic work has been collected in Housebound with Rick Geary from Fantagraphics Books.During a four year stay in New York, his illustrations appeared regularly in The New York Times Book Review His illustration work has also been seen in MAD, Spy, Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, The Old Farmer s Almanac, and American Libraries.He has written and illustrated three children s books based on The Mask for Dark Horse and two Spider Man children s books for Marvel His children s comic Society of Horrors ran in Disney Adventures magazine He was the artist for the new series of GUMBY Comics, written by Bob Burden, for which they received the 2007 Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Publication for a Younger Audience.His graphic novels include three adaptations for the Classics Illustrated, and the nine volume series A Treasury of Victorian Murder for NBM Publishing The new series A Treasury of 20th Century Murder began in 2008 with The Lindbergh Child His other historically based graphic novels include Cravan, written with Mike Richardson, and J Edgar Hoover A Graphic Biography.Rick has received the Inkpot Award from the San Diego Comic Convention 1980 and the Book and Magazine Illustration Award from the National Cartoonists Society 1994.He and his wife Deborah can be found every year at their table at San Diego s Comic Con International In 2007, they moved to the town of Carrizozo, New Mexico from


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