Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrated by Marcos Martin
Colors by Muntsa Vicente
Digitally Published by Panel Syndicate
Release Date: 12/04/2014
The penultimate issue starts off with a flashback to the funeral ceremony of Patricia Immelmann, P.I.’s mother, as the young Immelmann recalls an encounter with a mysterious man there to pay his respects. We see a very inquisitive P.I. and perhaps learn how and why he became the man that we see today.
Back to the future in 2076, P.I. and Raveena continue their attempt to sabotage the satellite launch with hopes of rescuing Melanie at the same time. Raveena however, may have an underlying motive in finding DeGuerre. Meanwhile, in the aftermath of the attack on the journos, Special Anchor Bly receives some key evidence in the form of a name provided by Gramps, who also must explain to investigators the difference between an iPhone and a Zune.
Marcos Martin, Marcos Martin, Marcos Martin! Despite how much I really like the fact that this is a digital exclusive comic, his work really makes me wish that I can hold this book with my own hands. Brilliant is one word that comes to mind to describe his illustrations. Along with the gorgeous colors from Muntsa Vicente, the artwork in The Private Eye is truly a triumph.
As expected, Vaughan delivers in issue nine, which was suspenseful, action packed, and violent. It has one hell of a cliffhanger that has me wanting more right now! If Y: The Last Man is Vaughan’s masterpiece, and Saga is his current critically acclaimed darling, then The Private Eye is surely his best kept secret.
REVIEW: THE PRIVATE EYE #9
Peter Rodriguez (Geek Sushi)