I won’t lie I have been waiting for this release for a while. As a proud Irish man, I have been eager to read about Bettie Pages adventures on the emerald isle and this book does not disappoint.
To sum up the plot, it Is 1954 and trouble is afoot in the Irish Country side. The trouble is of a mystical nature so Ireland turns to America for help. The Americans decide to send one of their top investigators to the island to help solve the case. As you all might have guess said Investigator is the beautiful Bettie Page and she is about to cause a storm in this very conservative community.
Right out of the gate writer Stephen Mooney has done a fantastic job showing off Ireland and what it was like in 1954. The dialogue is spot on and in no way cringey. The places are accurate and so is the history. So, if you have ever been curious about 1950’s Kildare this will fascinate you. For some context Kildare is just South-West of Dublin. Not only does Stephen capture the right tone he also treats the concept of a Banshee with respect so in no way is it tacky or silly. This is Irish Supernatural done right.
And if you want to know more then check our out interview with Stephen:
As for the art, well I absolutely love what Jethro Morales has done. His work is clean and just a real visual treat for the eyes. Mix that with Colors by Diene Ribero and you my friends are being spoiled.
Also, if this book does look familiar it is because Cosplayer Ani-Mia did model for one of the covers for it –
So yes, I am a little biased on this book, but does it really count if it is just a great release?
Bettie Page and The Curse of The Banshee is available as of the 2nd of June 2021 either via Dynamite or your local comic book shop.
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