Oct 10, 2010
The story follows the crossbones detective agenct through a few cases, though I wouldn't call the cases 'supernatural' (thats more the oneshot last chapter that's unrelated to the first 4). Perhaps qwerky is a better term for the cases. Afterall, who wants to steal a cat? Or the last remaining reel of a movie that flopped?
The art is decent and the characters are fun and somtimes mysterious. The downside is there's not enough time to get to know the characters. There are hints to their pasts and they seem like they could be very interesting characters, but the story overall is so short that
sadly the reader never gets a chance to delve into the characters more deeply.
The story follows qwerky cases with the three main detective characters and one very odd villian. The villian however seems to be outwitted a little too easily by Shiki (one of the detectives) most of the time. There's hints to Shiki's past, which sounds interesting, and his motives for joining the detective agency again seem interesting, but sadly remain undeveloped. One downside is the stories wrap up rather quickly and sometimes too neatly without the reader ever getting to see anything but -okay, it's solved.
There are some earmarks here of an interesing detective story with delightful and interesting characters, but the pace is often rushed and the resolutions just too convienient. It has great potential, but reamins underdeveloped. Still, it is an enjoyable, sometimes comedic read. If you're looking for a little detective mystery with some off-beat cases and fun characters this is an enjoyable read.
Reviewer’s Rating: 5
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