Readers these days can’t get enough of the modern/urban fantasy genre, and that popularity is moving gangbusters into the comics field with adaptations of several popular novels.
I’ve given away a couple myself, and this week, I have Charlaine Harris’ “Grave Sight” from Penguin and Dynamite. The recently published hardcover collects Dynamite’s three-issue miniseries based on the first novel in Harris’ Harper Connelly series.
Who’s Charlaine Harris? She’s best known for her Sookie Stackhouse series, which is the basis for HBO’s “True Blood.” So she knows her way around a corpse.
Here’s the official description of the book:
Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly (who can speak to the dead) and her stepbrother Tolliver are experts at getting in, getting paid and then getting out of town fast — because the people who hire Harper have a funny habit of not really wanting to know what she has to tell them. At first, the little Ozarks town of Sarne seems like no exception. A teenage girl has gone missing, and Harper knows almost immediately that this girl is dead. But the secrets of her death — and the secrets of the town — are deep enough that even Harper’s special ability can’t uncover them. With hostility welling up all around them, she and Tolliver would like nothing better than to be on their way. But then another woman is murdered. And the killer’s not finished yet …
William Harms did the adaptation, and Denis Medri did the art. Thumbing through, I must say this is one of the better looking of these adaptations I’ve seen.
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