The Librarians #1

Written: Will Pfeiffer
Art: Rodney Buchemi
Colors: Weslei Manuel
Letters: Troy Peteri

Flynn Carsen, Eve Baird, and Cassandra Cillian are attending a screening of Solomon Schick’s screening of his “Sol Classic Pictures” of mysterious findings throughout the world. While enjoying the presentation Solomon is attacked and killed by a man who claims Solomon should not have revealed these secrets to the world. The group return to the library with the murder weapon to figure out what is going on and why they were led there. When they need more answers to this confusing chase, they speak to the murderer in jail and he states to check Solomon’s grave because he isn’t dead. As they regroup they figure out how to break into Solomon’s place of residence. As Ezekiel Jones, the thief of the group, gets inside he films what he is finding. As they watch, Ezekiel runs into something none were expecting.

Will Pfeiffer gives just enough of the weird in this story that keeps you wanting to know what is going to happen next. From what I know about the show, this story continues on within this comic. There is a lot going on in this story and I had to read it a couple of times to make sure I was reading it correctly. Pfeiffer has fit a heavy start in a short read, this was only about 20 pages to a regular 30 pages but it was a fun read! It made me miss the lunacy of the mystery shows that were really big in the late 1990s, Pfeiffer has stayed with the formula of the show, which makes for a strange but fun read.

I like the art and color treatment that Rodney Buchemi and Weslei Manuel do in this comic. Buchemi has taken the likeness of the actors from the series which I find makes the transition from screen to comic good for fans. The stories will continue, much like Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel. I find the art a little ink heavy, but not distracting as the color by Manuel takes away from the ink to add depth. If you look closely, the color subtly changes when there is a flashback to the episodes of Solomon Schick’s shows, the colors get a little dull.

This was a fun read and makes me want to check out the series. I will give it 3 stars in the hopes that they keep up the fun.

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Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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