The Comicbook Detective

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$18.95  $17.62
Sidekick Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.51 inches | 0.73 pounds
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About the Author
Born in the Midwest, Al came to the Pacific Northwest in the early '60s. Crossing the Lake Washington floating bridge he knew he wasn't in Iowa anymore. Growing up in the days of the 1960s, Al witnessed many historical happenings including a President being assassinated, and a man landing on the moon. Finding that neighborhood grocery store with the spin rack filled with comics was the dream of many a young person with an imagination beyond the usual. The twenty-five cents, his allowance that week, in his pocket would prove to be the beginning of the journey. With comic fueled imaginings Al made his way to present day. All the characters he encountered along the way added to his life and his imagination.

In The Comic Book Detective Al Clover invites us to leave loftier pursuits and enter his wacky world of off-beat good guys and comic book villains and the film noir fantastical imaginings of his loveably nerdy anti-hero. This is a delightful ditty, a box of Cracker Jack-sweet, salty, and a little bit nutty, best enjoyed while sipping on a Mtn. Dew.

-Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, author of Fire & Water and Filling Her Shoes

A fun read! A compelling mystery, a pulse-poundingly perfect comic collection and enough danger to it (never mind the people; the comics are what matter!) to give any collector palpitations, the whole adventure wrapped in the comforting aromas of Chinese food, fresh rain, and that lovely Golden and Silver Ages comic paper smell. Plus, a minor mystery; how does one man drink so much Mountain Dew and be okay?

-Roman Stadtler, PMM (Permanent Marvelite Maximus), The Comics Place

Heroes, villains, mayhem, and madness, The Comicbook Detective has it all. Follow Alex Carter, the quirky, loveable, would-be comicbook detective as he simultaneously navigates both the imaginary and actual worlds of comicbook collectors, investors, and thieves. Jump in, this is one ride you don't want to miss!

-Lorinda Boyer, author of Straight Enough