Writer and Illustrator: Cynthia Von Buhler
Lettering: Simon Bowland
Consulting Editor: Charles Ardai
Unappreciated at her father’s detective agency, the fabulous rabbit-loving Minky Woodcock straps on her gumshoes in order to uncover a magical mystery involving the world-famous escape artist, Harry Houdini! The story is a brand-new comic book series written and illustrated by acclaimed artist, author, director, and playwright Cynthia von Buhler. The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini is a Prohibition-era mystery with a sinister twist! Acclaimed comics legend David Mack (Kabuki) and Robert McGinnis, the famous creator of movie posters for classic films such as the original James Bond movies and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, illustrated covers for issue one. Dean Haspiel, Emmy Award winner comic star, illustrated the cover of issue 4. Cynthia von Buhler illustrated a cover for each issue . All four single comics are in stores now.
The Good: I really enjoyed this story, smut and all. I tend to enjoy alternative histories and when those are as historically accurate as possible, it just makes them that much more enjoyable. I loved the mention of Agatha Christie and peeks into the possible history of other famous people of the time. The main character, besides her odd love of rabbits, is an independent woman who has no fear of her own sexuality.
The Bad: There were one or two times where scenes seemed to happen outside of the story which led to me being pulled away from the story as I tried to figure out their purpose. Also, there were times that the art was a turn off for me. Most of the time it really fit the story, but there were a few panels where it just bothered me.
The Summary: If you’re looking for something a little bit different, a whole lot smutty, with a fairly strong story line, I can recommend this book. If you don’t like any of those things, I’ll just thank you for reading this review. In all seriousness, sometimes the bottom line comes down to how I feel when I finish a book. In this case, Minky’s story feels unfinished and I hope that there’s more to come.
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