By Rossi, Dorison & Nury
In an era between the cowboy and the Untouchables, a group of investigators have been hired to get to the bottom of a very real threat to the country's ruling elite. Already many have died, so Morton Chapel and his team are under pressure to find results and halt the wave of terror from spreading.
They begin by interrogating the son of prominent Senator Charles Lennox, who himself is up to his neck in things, which reveals a much darker conspiracy and the involvement of an English occultist of historical note. The question now is whether they have the knowledge and capability to stop him.
Spooks is attempting to do something different by slotting itself in between a number of genres and it does it well, largely thanks to the wonderful artwork and a daring period script. It opens up a plethora of possibilities and some interesting ideas, and I for one am looking forward to how they pan out. The artwork is particularly good, and, despite being a million miles away from the genre, reminds me a lot of Dave Gibbons's work on Watchmen.
Looking forward to more of these.
And if you enjoyed that: Have a look at Witchfinder from Dark Horse