Comic Review: Weird Detective #4 (Dark Horse)

Never has there been a more aptly named comic series! Sebastian Greene just gets weirder and weirder from telepathically talking to his cat to reading someone’s mind via braille (yes […]

Never has there been a more aptly named comic series! Sebastian Greene just gets weirder and weirder from telepathically talking to his cat to reading someone’s mind via braille (yes that means actually physically licking their brain).

After being demoted last issue even though she took down part of the Anzio crime family this issue starts with Detective Fayez in with the F.B.I sharing her discovery of corruption within her department. The F.B.I are more than a little skeptical to trust a well-known whistle-blower who apparently backs out at the last minute! I daresay this story will unfold itself later in the series as the characters develop

She then confronts Greene himself with allegations of him being dirty (little does she know lol) before letting him know -in no uncertain terms- that he will be helping her quash the corruption or else!

If you are reading this before reading any of the comics the *SPOILER* Greene is an alien and as such there are certain alien things that he cannot share with his partner which leads him to return to the little old lady from last issue to follow up his ‘hunch’ that she may be involved in the juice box killer case. Oh how right he was and unfortunately for him, she was a lot more involved than he bargained for resulting in a fight with a polyp that he was grossly unprepared for. After the loss of a hand and realization that the polyp is far bigger than he expected Greene used his Ranos ability and made a hasty retreat

After re-grouping (and re-growing a hand) at his boat house Greene communicates with his Home-mind he ‘creates’ a weapon presumably to defeat or recapture the polyp but is interrupted by Fayez’s wife how tells him that Fayez is missing. Greene heads out to help much to the amusement of his cat who can’t see why he should (typical cat)

I really like this series, its a bit ‘out there’ with Greene’s extra senses and their uses but its a really good story with interesting characters that I’m looking forward to reading more of.

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement