blogging by Andrew Wickliffe

The Private Eye 3 (28 June 2013)

276015 20130628120919 largeWell, it’s better than the second issue anyway.

It’s a bridging issue, it turns out at the end. The private investigator is going to take the case, the sister is going along with him. His grandfather has some funny lines.

Vaughan opens the issue with a flashback to the protagonist’s childhood. Apparently his mom was into kinky sex and died on her way home on night–Bruce Wayne he ain’t. Anyway, it’s hard to read the comic’s gender politics. There haven’t been any positive characters male or female….

Then there’s a flashback to the previous issue’s cliffhanger. Vaughan does a fine job wrapping it all around itself; except he only does it to retroactively add another cliffhanger.

There’s some goofy stuff about future TV and then the bad guy reveals he’s stolen a nuke from an eighties movie.

As usual, it’s passable thanks to Martin’s art… and because it’s cheap.


Writer, Brian K. Vaughan; artist, Marcos Martin; colorist, Muntsa Vicente; publisher, Panel Syndicate.

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