View Full Version : Black Diamond Detective Agency
06-14-2007, 07:07 PM
Did anyone else buy this book, and if so what did you think? I bought this book after reading a blurb about it. I usually enjoy detective style comics, and this one had an interesting concept to it. I spent my $2.95 and was highly disappointed. The entire story is about 18 pages long and the only thing you learn is what the Black Diamond is, and no it's not a diamond, and you discover that someone is kidnapped. Then there is about 4 pages of publisher remarks followed by about 6 pages of another back story, that was done very crappy I might add, and has nothing to do with the main story.
I would not typically bash an indie book, but I honestly feel as if I was cheated out my three bucks.
06-14-2007, 07:37 PM
Haven't read it yet. I've read a couple of good reviews and seen some preview pages of it that looked interesting, though.
Jamir with an E
06-19-2007, 12:56 PM
To add to this: If you get a chance to read the collection ... you'll thank yourself for reading it. Black Diamond is one of the stories and concepts that (fortunately or unfortunately depending on how you look at it) may not read well in monthly/bi-monthly pamphlet style but is incredible via a continuos story setting (trade collections, etc) or viewed as part of a potential whole (presuming this is Volume 1 with more on the way).
06-20-2007, 02:22 AM
Here's the spoiler of this book. The black diamond is a road that was created to keep drunk drivers, drug dealers, etc... off the main highways. The main character is a dentist who is married to daughter of the architect of the black diamond. The wife has been kidnapped, and her brother who is a cop, sends the dentist to rescue her.
You don't actually see the kidnapping, actually no action occurs at all in the main story. They waste two pages on nurses betting each other with trivia, and two pages of a kid getting his teeth cleaned, a page or two of missed phone calls, and a couple pages of the cop telling the dentist that his wife was kidnapped. That is six pages that could have been condensed to around two or three. You literally spend four or five panels looking in the kids mouth and the dentist explaining to the child why he doesn't read the newspaper.
vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2013, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.