Saturday, November 19, 2016

Velda: Girl Detective Vol. 1 by Ron Miller

I knew nothing about this till I saw it while browsing Hoopla. You can tell by looking at it that it’s old or done in an old style and it is former. Velda, the detective, solves a variety of crimes as the book is broken up into short cases. We find out in one of the stories her previous job was a risqué dancer, which actually does come into the story. I find it kind of funny how she uses her past career to talk people into confessing to a crime or exposing their lies to get the bottom of the case. She does appear nude a few times, but is covered so the readers don’t see everything, but the other characters do. So to me it a comedic mystery series and I really liked it. I was reminded a bit of reading the Batman newspaper comic strips because of the age (1950s-1960s); they are both about a crime fighting hero trying to make the city a better place in a time gone by. Right now there are eight other issues of Velda if you read this and like it. You can check them out digitally on Hoopla, which is linked on our webpage. You can also get to Hoopla by searching for the title in the catalog and clicking on the download button.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Batman Newspaper Comics Vol. 1 or 2, by Whitney Ellsworth, Batman the Cat and the Bat, by Fabian Nicieza or Danger Girl: Deluxe, by J. Scott Campbell, all available on Hoopla.] [ publisher’s official Velda, Girl Detective web page ] | [ official Ron Miller — Black Cat Studios web site ]

Recommended by Kristen A.
Gere Branch Library

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