Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Librarians #1

Dynamite Entertainment brings TNT's adventure series The Librarians to comics beginning with The Librarians #1. For those unfamiliar with the premise, the Librarians are a group of talented archaeological heroes and their Guardian Eve Baird who keep the world safe from magical artifacts and groups who would use them for evil. Appearing to be set sometime during or after the show's Second Season, which saw a more hands-on involvement by original Librarian Flynn Carson, the first issue of the series involves the group heading to the film festival of an archaeological hack who is murdered on stage by a mysterious wooden weapon by his longtime partner.

The Librarians #1 does a fairly good job reintroducing the characters and each of the Librarians' main skill-sets in short order (even if artist Rodney Buchemi struggles mightily drawing Jacob Stone). As with the show, the story presents a mystery for the group to solve which gets even more bizarre when the dead man's body is dug up from his grave by what appears to be a family of Sasquatch for a demonic ritual (there's something you don't see every day). Worth a look.

[Dynamite, $3.99]

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