The Black Diamond Detective Agency When a train explodes in 1899 Missouri, the prime suspect flees to Chicago to track down the gangsters who framed him — and joins the… 2007-05-29 Comic Books/Graphic Novels Fiction First Second
Book Review

The Black Diamond Detective Agency (2007)

Details Release Date: May 29, 2007; Genres: Comic Books/Graphic Novels, Fiction; Publisher: First Second

When a train explodes in 1899 Missouri, the prime suspect flees to Chicago to track down the gangsters who framed him — and joins the PI agency chasing him in Eddie Campbell's The Black Diamond Detective Agency.

For Fans of...
The grimy atmosphere Campbell brought to Alan Moore's From Hell script.

Does It Deliver?
Despite Campbell's loose, evocative brushstrokes, the story (from C. Gaby Mitchell's unshot screenplay) is awkward and bumpy. B-

Originally posted May 18, 2007 Published in issue #935 May 25, 2007 Order article reprints