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A meeting that just had to happen...Sherlock Holmes meets the Phantom of the Opera! Holmes and Watson are called in regarding the terror occurring at a Paris opera house with claims that it is caused by a ghost. Although Holmes dismisses it outright as needing a spiritualist rather than a consulting detective, he agrees to look into it. Unknown to him, Eric, the tortured ghost of the opera house, will prove to be more than a ghost and more than an able opponent in a battle of wits with Holmes and Watson. Issue 1: Holmes and Watson listen to the tale of the mysterious ghost that seems to torment a Paris opera house and decide to look into it. When Watson finds himself face to face with the terrifying apparition he suddenly discovers that even a ghost has the ability to kill. Can Holmes save Watson in time? Part 1 of 2.
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A meeting that just had to happen...Sherlock Holmes meets the Phantom of the Opera! Holmes and Watson are called in regarding the terror occurring at a Paris opera house with claims that it is caused by a ghost. Although Holmes dismisses it outright as needing a spiritualist rather than a consulting detective, he agrees to look into it. Unknown to him, Eric, the tortured ghost of the opera house, will prove to be more than a ghost and more than an able opponent in a battle of wits with Holmes and Watson. Issue 2: In a chase through the catacombs beneath the city of Paris, surprisingly it is not Holmes that has the means to defeat the mysterious but deadly Phantom but rather Dr. Watson. And both men will need each other and all the means at their disposal to defeat the Phantom. Part 2 of 2.
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Strange Detective Mysteries is a science-fiction techno-thriller fantasy where several of the leading creative minds of the early 1900s are brought together to look into the death of Edgar Allen Poe and discover a conspiracy that threatens to destroy all of time and reality. Our saga begins with famed Western lawman Bat Masterson being summoned to a mysterious meeting in 1902 New York City. Upon arriving, he finds several others have been summoned; H. G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini and Nikola Tesla. When they are finally greeted by their aged host, Robert Tyler, they find that this rich patron has brought them together to solve the mystery of the murder of America's foremost literary genius, Edgar Allan Poe. An individual that no one else even believes was murdered? And who are the strange men in bowler hats who observe their every move and what evil from 1888 Whitechapel has followed them to New York City? Refusal of the unbelieveable can be as dangerous as knowledge itself as our group of heroes will soon uncover. Collects issues 1-4.
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Strange Detective Mysteries is a science-fiction techno-thriller fantasy where several of the leading creative minds of the early 1900s are brought together to look into the death of Edgar Allen Poe and discover a conspiracy that threatens to destroy all of time and reality. Our saga begins with famed Western lawman Bat Masterson being summoned to a mysterious meeting in 1902 New York City. Upon arriving, he finds several others have been summoned; H. G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini and Nikola Tesla. When they are finally greeted by their aged host, Robert Tyler, they find that this rich patron has brought them together to solve the mystery of the murder of America's foremost literary genius, Edgar Allan Poe. An individual that no one else even believes was murdered? And who are the strange men in bowler hats who observe their every move and what evil from 1888 Whitechapel has followed them to New York City? Refusal of the unbelieveable can be as dangerous as knowledge itself as our group of heroes will soon uncover.
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Despite being able to decode Edgar Allen Poe's 'murder diary', more questions than answers arise in this second chapter of Strange Detective Mysteries. A vast conspiracy whose tentacles reach back through time and history begins to move against our group of heroes. Can Nikola Tesla, Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells, Harry Houdini and Bat Masterson recognize the danger before one of their own falls to the dark plan?
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Still reeling from the death of one of their members, the group hears from the mysterious 'time agent' as Anna reveals her true history. Or has she, and everyone else, been manipulated to some grand skeem? And what are the 'Three-In-One' and what is their hideous plan that has snaked both backward and forward through time? Can our heroes stop them before their cataclysmic ritual is completed? Will anyone, or anything, possibly survive? The epic conclusion to this Strange Detective Mysteries adventure will leave no individual untouched.
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"Velda: Girl Detective" is a multileveled representation of the more lurid of the 1950s crime comics as if it actually existed as a classic Golden Age comic. The comic series was more than a passing homage to the noir films and hard-boiled detective school of writing of the 1950s as it included in certain issues as special features a Velda paper doll kit and the complete 1955 Velda pinup calendar to provide authenticity. The comics also included vintage parody ads as well as featurettes such as "Hawkshaw Hawk, Bird Detective" and "Neolithica: Girl of the Pleistocene" to entertain readers. Though the work of fiction, the comics were presented to the audience as if Velda actually existed and had her private eye investigative adventures during the 1950's in the big city. This publication collects issues 1-8 and all the Velda bonus features.
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"Velda: Girl Detective" is a multileveled representation of the more lurid of the 1950s crime comics as if it actually existed as a classic Golden Age comic. Velda is more than a passing homage to the noir films and hard-boiled detective school of writing of the 1950s as it included in issues as special features such as a Velda paper doll kit and the complete 1955 Velda pinup calendar to provide authenticity. The comics also include vintage parody ads as well as short story featurettes such as "Hawkshaw Hawk, Bird Detective" and "Neolithica: Girl of the Pleistocene" to entertain readers. The exciting 1st issue: Velda is awakened from her wholly unnecessary beauty sleep to solve a brutal murder in the "Case of the Homicide Hotel"! Also in this issue: Velda chases a thief in "Butter Safe Than Sorry" and a larcenous dentist in "Velda Does a Favor." An adventure of Neolithica: Girl of the Pleistocene and Hawkshaw Hawk: Bird Detective round out the issue.
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We learn how a burlesque queen became a private eye in the 1950's when Velda tries to solve a "Murder at the Follies!" Also in this issue: Velda uncovers a Communist plot to blow up Margate, New Jersey in "Velda vs the Red Menace," and tackles a mysterious killer in "The Early Bird." As an extra bonus, a complete Velda short story is included! An adventure of Neolithica: Girl of the Pleistocene and Hawkshaw Hawk: Bird Detective round out the issue.
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A treasure hunt leads Velda into a dangerous maze of deceit, murder and misapplied baseball bats! Also in this issue, a vacation to the beach turns into a deadly adventure in "Velda Takes a Trip," and our sultry 1950's sleuth has to escape the terrible "Curse of Mwabwebe-Tutu"! An additional adventure of Neolithica: Girl of the Pleistocene and Hawkshaw Hawk: Bird Detective round out the issue.
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