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Review: Ghosts and Girls of Fiction House! January 9, 2016

Posted by sjroby in Book reviews.
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ghostsgirlsAnother Netgalley review.

Mainly for serious comic history buffs. The book captures some of the work of a company that’s mainly of historical interest now. There’s a few short introductory chapters with text, photos, and sample art providing the context of the company, its creators, and their work, followed by a cover gallery and a collection of stories about a ghost-chasing detective. The art is variable, as is the writing. It’s sometimes fun but not a rediscovery of lost timeless classics. It’s not sleazily awful enough to compensate for the fact that it’s not really great stuff. There are people who will probably be happy with this, especially those who are interested in the work of the less well known comic companies, but its appeal to a wider audience is probably limited. If you are interested, though, there’s some useful information and some well reproduced art (I assume; it can be hard to tell from a pdf what the print version will look like).

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