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Review Group #612 - Jenny Finn #1

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GLX

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Postby GLX » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:59 pm

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Jenny Finn #1

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London's dockside is threatened by the twin terrors of a plague that leaves bodies covered in tentacles and a slasher killing women in the night, all of which began after the arrival of a strange young girl who is followed by whispers of doom wherever she goes.

* Mike Mignola and Troy Nixey's acclaimed series!

* Colored for the first time by nine-time Eisner Award-winner Dave Stewart!

''Filled with its creator's trademark spirit mediums, ghastly tentacles, and general all-around weirdness& good, creepy stuff.''--Booklist


Digital copy can be found here.

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Postby GLX » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:02 pm

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Postby jephd » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:37 am

I first read Jenny Finn in the original black and white floppies back in the 90s. Obviously the story elements haven't changed. Ripper lore meets fish monsters and ghosts by way of mob rule with just a hint of steampunk. Our protagonist Joe is a simple guy with more heart than brains who, apparently, stumbles into the various major characters whilst heading down a road paved with good intentions.

What has changed is the visuals. Nixeys art was always beautifully atmospheric and is only enhanced by the fantastic work of Dave Stewart. The best compliment I can give the work is that I didn't initially realise it was newly coloured. The muted palette of browns and greens used matches what Nixeys art conjured in my minds eye 20 years ago. It was only when I looked into why the reprints were happening that I realised the colours hadn't always been there.
All in All this is a great comic that isn't well known enough which has had just enough of a polish to make it shine for a new, hopefully larger, audience. 8/10
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GLX

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Postby GLX » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:10 pm

Next week's pick is....?

http://www.midtowncomics.com/store/week ... asp?pl=534
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Stephen Day

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Postby Stephen Day » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:02 pm



Imaginary Friends #1
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Postby Stephen Day » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:12 am

Strange, Lovecraftian goings on are occurring in Victorian England. A man named Joe sees a young girl named Jenny Finn and he instinctively seeks to help her. It's early in and I can already see that he's the sort of characters who will meet an unfortunate fate in a Lovecraftian type story. I have to say that I enjoyed this. The writing imagines a creepy tale and the artwork does a good job of creating a setting to match.

It's obvious at this point that Jenny is at the center of whatever is going on. Poor Joe is walking into a mess that he is totally unprepared for. After this first issue I want to see where things go from here.

7 out of 10

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