Within the list remains of the Mona Lisa, Art, Manny the mannequin, and Margot traverse the faded landscape to find answers behind the destruction left behind by the mysterious assailant. Things take an unexpected turn! What discovery will Art and the squad uncover?
Prince weaves a trippy story that continues to drown reality with splattered specks of fantasy as Arthur and his friends investigate the murder of Mona Lisa and the defaced painting of Da Vinci. There is a nice balance that Prince is able to uphold between the mystery, humor, and fantasy. Margot makes for a great lens character, guiding the reader through the madness that she witnesses, as she and the reader question whether or not what they’re seeing is what it seems, or not. The characters are endearing, the story is captivating as a stig of murders continue to occur with fine arts being at the center of it all, which is appealing for comic fans and lovers of fine art.
The art team on this book is stellar. Martin Morrazo’s illustrations and layouts, paired with Mat Lopez & Chris O’Halloran’s color make this one of the most creatively enjoyable books on the comics stands. Add in some solid lettering from Good Old Neon to compliment the entire art team as a whole, and what you’re left with is a book that echoes all of the best bits of Mobieus in spirit. The book is just beautiful to look at, which heightens the story further due to the subject matter of fine art draped in a crime drama blanket. I recommend adding this book to your pull list for new comic book day.