Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Jenny Finn

Jenny Finn was a book that I seriously thought would never be completed. According to the copyright statement the few published issues were originally printed in 1999. Now here we are 9 years later and this 4 issue series is finally over. I think that might be some sort of record.

This enormous delay was especially sad as this has been one of Mike Mignola's better books. This one would fit right into one of his Hellboy or B.P.R.D. books, but Mignola wanted to place it in Victorian England, which proves to be a smart choice. The atmosphere of this book is everything, and is sold perfectly by the two artists, Troy Nixey and Farel Dalrymple (who really needs to be considered an A-List artist already, go and read the current Omega the Unknown book he's illustrating). But man, nine years between issues was just unforgivable.

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