There is no great comic series with anthropomorphic characters better than Blacksad Comic Series written by Juan Diaz Canales. The series stretches to 5 books namely Somewhere Within the Shadows, Arctic Nation, Red Soul, Silent Hell, and Amarillo. John Blacksad is a private investigator and the main protagonist of the series. Although he is characterized as a cat or a feline, he is a tough masculine guy. Not being cat-ish in a way but a something like an aggressive hunting cat like a panther.
In Somewhere Withing the Shadows, John Blacksad goes on his job as a private investigator as he is chasing the murderers of his old flame and gets him into unexpected troubles. Arctic Nation tells about Blacksad trying to find a missing child and caught up in a turf war between the Street Gang and the White Supremacists. The other book Red Soul, our hero feline John Blacksad falls inlove with a beautiful cat-like writer. She somehow is part of a leftist group who are suspected to be stealing nuclear secrets. Sounds fun right? The other two books, well you got to get and read it yourself so I won’t be all spoiling everything to you.
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Blacksad Comic Review
While the writing is top notch for a crime drama such as this, the highlight is the art style. Like I said earlier, it’s absolutely gorgeous. Each panel is like a work of art. Even the dark scenes are lovely to look at. The character designs have a lot of variety and can range from being delightfully cute to tastefully sexy. However, there are some that argue that many of the female characters look too similar to humans, especially the feline ones. While I can see why it would be off putting to some, I still don’t think it’s such a heavy flaw the makes the whole comic fall apart. It offers enjoyable stories and characters that will satisfy not only crime drama fans but also comic fans in general.
– Drew Harris
The story is also highly engrossing – set in the typical noir style of so many gumshoe detective stories – not only do you get a sumptuous book with gorgeous artwork but you also get a trilogy of engrossing stories which really make you want to engage with the characters.
And this brings us full circle back to the praise this book and the various editions have collected – its a pleasure to see and read and a great edition to my collection. IF you are looking for something different this a great book to divert yourself too.
Please be aware that this book is NOT for kids; though not gratuitous, there are depictions of sex and violence (as you might see in a PG-13 rated film in this genre). No, it’s not a pornographic comic book, it’s a detective story set in an alternative world which is, at times, messy, with slippery morals and rough lives lived by sometimes shady individuals.
About that alternative world? The gluttons are pigs, the schemers are weasels, the crafty are foxes; in short, the world we see here depicted is populated by various sorts of anthropomorphic animals. A strange deceit? Perhaps. But for my liking, no stranger than the fictional worlds wherein dwell Sith, muggles, or an improbably adventurou archaeologist battling Nazis over the Ark of the Covenant.
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Here’s the thing, I have always been fascinated with anthropomorphic comics and there is no doubt that Blacksad Comic Series is one of my top favorites! Blacksad Issues 1 to 5 are a must read and the Blacksad Game is just wow! Before you’ll get your hands on the Blacksad Comic Series, let me give you my personal take about the book by Juan Diaz Canales.
A tough jack-of-all trades feline hero John Blacksad is truly iconic. He’s got all the flares and toughness but trouble seems to be always on his tale. A ladies man but not quite lucky as many would slip away quickly from his hands! The series is not suitable for general readers. There are explicit illustrations and topics about sex and violence. I really didn’t expect that the Blacksad book series will make huge waves not only in America but to over 30 regions worldwide.
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Book Title: Blacksad : Somewhere in the Shadows
Book Description: Private investigator John Blacksad is up to his feline ears in mystery, digging into the backstories behind murders, child abductions, and nuclear secrets. Guarnido's sumptuously painted pages and rich cinematic style bring the world of 1950s America to vibrant life, with Canales weaving in fascinating tales of conspiracy, racial tension, and the "red scare" Communist witch hunts of the time. Guarnido reinvents anthropomorphism in these pages, and industry colleagues no less than Will Eisner, Jim Steranko, and Tim Sale are fans!Whether John Blacksad is falling for dangerous women or getting beaten to within an inch of his life, his stories are, simply put, unforgettable.
Book Author: Juan Diaz Canales
Book Edition: 1
Book Format: EBook
Date published: 2010-06-22
Illustrator: Juanjo Guarnido
Number Of Pages: 184
Plot - 90
Characterization - 97
Illustration - 95