The Comic Cheapskate is back with a really cool book called “The Private Eye”.
The Private Eye was created by the talented trio of Brian Vaughan (writer), Marcos Martin (artist) and Muntsa Vincete (color). Vaughan and Martin are veterans of the comic book industry. Vaughan has penned some great books like Saga, Y: The Last Man and Ex Machina. If that doesn’t impress you, Vaughan was a producer on a little television show called “Lost”. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Marcos Martin’s art is drop-dead amazing. He’s worked on heavy hitters like Daredevil (that character doesn’t get enough love), Amazing Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. The Private Eye is a ten part series for mature audiences only. The book is set in the not-to-distant future where everybody (and I mean everybody) has a secret alias. Each character we come across has a disguise and there are some pretty imaginative costumes to say the least. The internet no longer exists (yikes). When you’re in desperate need of information, you turn to the private eye. This is an old school detective story. No super powers in this tale folks. I don’t want to say much more about this book. Hopefully I’ve peaked your interest because this book is pretty special.
Vaughan and Martin have decided to sell the book directly to the public through their website panelsyndicate.com. The creators have already stated there will never be printed versions of “The Private Eye”. The website is your only ticket to the show. The reader decides how much they want to pay for the book. Relax friends, the Comic Cheapskate dropped some coin for this comic. I’m glad I did. Yes, free is an option but don’t do that. 100% of the proceeds fund the next issue of the story. It’s a pretty cool way to distribute a comic book. After we remembered our PayPal account information (which took awhile), the process was a breeze. Pick from one of three file formats (PDF, CBR and CBZ) and download. You’ll be reading in no time. Listen people, I am intrigued by this story. I can’t wait to see where it goes. Count me in until the final conclusion of “The Private Eye”. Until next time fellow cheapskates!