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‘Mr. Murder Is Dead’ Review Round-up 8/31/11

Some really great reviews have been coming in for the Mr. Murder Is Dead hardcover, so don’t miss out on this fantastic-looking graphic novel, which is a murder mystery wrapped in a love letter to the comics of yesteryear. The book is out now in comic book shops and wherever books are sold. If you’re still thinking about it, perhaps these reviews will convince you!

Title: Mr. Murder Is Dead
Reviewed by: Rob Siebert, Primary Ignition
Sample Quote: The first thing that came to mind when I saw this book was: ‘Wow, that looks like a Darwyn Cooke book.’ In all fairness, that’s not entirely true. But [Brent] Schoonover’s art during the modern era scenes is slightly reminiscent of Cooke’s, particularly his work on Slam Bradley during his Catwoman run with Ed Brubaker. Still, he deserves a LOT of credit for being able to differentiate between the different eras as well as he does, along with colorist Mark Englert. There are so many little intricacies that come with trying to make the art look like it’s actually from those time periods, and they pull it off very, very well.”

You can read the rest of the review here.

Title: Mr. Murder Is Dead
Reviewed by: Francisca Goldsmith, School Library Journal: Adult Books 4 Teens Blog
Sample Quote: “[Mr. Murder Is Dead] provides exemplary use of image and text to create a reader experience greater than the sum of those two parts. [It] pulls the reader in from the cover to the front page and on through the volume that is finely laid out, produced and bound for both reader ease and long life in circulation.”

You can read the rest of the review here.

Title: Mr. Murder Is Dead
Reviewed by: Christopher Baggett, The Homeworld
Sample Quote: “[Brent] Schoonover’s art is truly amazing, complemented perfectly by [Mark] Englert’s colors, giving everything a classic feel perfectly suited to the mood and mindset of the story, while [Victor] Quinaz’s writing is dripping with sarcasm, each character given their own unique voice and motivations, creating a unique tale full of twists that will keep readers guessing up until the very last page. The creative team has nailed the decades spanning story in every regard, pulling all three together to tell a fantastic tale.”

You can read the rest of the review here.

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