By Rossi, Dorison & Nury
Genre mash-ups are increasingly common place these days and they're an inevitable mixed bag, so it's good to come across one that works and works well.
Set in the US at the turn of the twentieth century and the the dying days of the wild west, this is the story of a team given carte blanche to investigate a series of sinister deaths of the American elite. The dead individuals had been behaving out of character before they died and there's also an issue of curious marks that appear then vanish on the bodies.
The US President doesn't believe it warrants further investigation, so Richard Clayton takes it upon himself to look into it further and resurrects an old team - the SPecialists in the Odd and the OCcult - the Spooks.
The team is led by Englishman Morton Chapel and comprises several unorthodox individuals who specialise in the weird and wonderful - think of it like a cross between the Untouchables and Fringe.
It's compelling stuff, made more so by the gloriously evocative artwork. Lots of scene setting, character introduction and brooding menace in this opening chapter, so already looking forward to the next chapter to see where it all goes next.
And if you liked that: Have a look at Dark Horses BPRD.