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I dedicate this blog to comics in all forms, manga, autobio, superhero, art books, etc.  And of course, since I need a challenge, I've decided that I'll read and write (short) reviews for 365 comics during 2015.

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Dirk Gently: The Interconnectedness of All Kings - Chris Ryall, Tony Akins, Tony Akins, Ilias Kyriazis

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - The Interconnectedness of All Kings - I will start by saying that I haven't ever read any of the Dirk Gently series of books by Douglas Adams.  Ijust recently listened to a radio-play adaptation of the first Dirk Gently book, and loved it!  Though I've only listened to the first one, I feel this comic does a good job of keeping the spirit of the character Adams created.

 

Ever since I watched the television series adaptation of Dirk Gently I've had the detective on my radar and when this comic popped up at the library I knew I had to check it out.

 

I wasn't disappointed, especially with some of the art done by Rob Guillory (of Chew).  The story itself was fun, though not my favorite, I would have liked a less rushed introduction to the concept of Dirk Gently and what exactly a 'holistic' detective is and what they exactly do...

 

However, I still had a lot of fun with all the linking stuff going on, the serial killers on vacation, ancient megalomaniacs and references to the Doctor (among others).  I'll come back for more of this series, but I think the best bit about this comic is that it will get new readers interested in reading the original series by Douglas Adams, which is what I'm doing!