Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Marcos Martin
Colors by Muntsa Vicente
Digitally Published by Panel Syndicate
Release Date: 09/18/2014
Issue eight starts off with the aftermath of the shootout from issue six at Schwarzenegger General Hospital, which resulted after the Fourth Estate journo (Deputy Correspondent Strunk) confronted the mysterious foreign twin brothers, Johann and Frederic, as they kidnapped Melanie. The scene is graphic as we find out Strunk survived the gunfire exchange, but one of the brothers (Frederic) does not. Strunk has a new lead but soon fights out that the feds (Citizen National News) are taking over the investigation. Meanwhile, P.I. and Raveena continue to figure out a way to rescue Melanie, and at the same time continue to uncover more of DeGuerre’s plot to restore the internet.
I love how Vaughan takes things that we are all familiar with today, like the iPad for example, and how he incorporates it into this story as vintage and almost obsolete technology. Also, the way that Vaughan has written law enforcement in this future United States is beyond ingenious, with licensed journalist like the Fourth Estate essentially representing state or local law agencies, while journalists at the federal level are represented by special anchors (like Bly from C.N.N.). Of course unlicensed journalist like P.I.are considered paparazzi. Martin and Vicente’s illustrations and colors continue to impress with just gorgeous artwork (man I hope this someday makes it to trade).
The Private Eye #8 concludes with an attack on the feds while they are conducting their investigation with Gramps, and with DeGuerre and Nebular preparing to launch the satellite that they hope will restore the information age to 2076 America, but at what cost?
With only two issues left and no plans on making this an ongoing series, expect the last two issues to be action-packed and absolutely epic. One of the most original graphic novels and best overall comics available right now, make sure you download The Private Eye #8 at panelsyndicate.com today!
REVIEW: THE PRIVATE EYE #8
Peter Rodriguez (Geek Sushi)
Visionary take on future world without internet.
Only two online issues left.