Detective noir meets invasion sci-fi comic in “Dick Ruby and the Case of the Little Green Men”. It’s New York in the 1940s and private investigator Dick Ruby is on the case of a missing person. His search takes him from below the city to one of its highest points and puts him on a larger trail. A trail that leads to little green men from outer space.
Artist Matthew Childers meanwhile, does a superb job bringing this retro world to life! Mixing the classic lines of a Sean Philips with a slightly cartoonish air of a Darwyn Cooke or Bruce Timm, the tone for AiP is just perfect, capturing the classic pulp feel but giving it enough of a contemporary air to stop it feeling derivative. A large part of this is down to the exceptional colour work on show. Every screen is rendered with vintage hues that give the whole thing a sublime retro vibe, while the vibrancy of the digital colouring make every page leap off the screen at the same time.Pipedream Comics
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