Cosmic Detective


(W) Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt (A) David Rubín (CA) David RubÃn
New York Times-bestselling writers JEFF LEMIRE (GIDEON FALLS, DESCENDER), MATT KINDT (BANG!, MIND MGMT), and internationally acclaimed artist DAVID RUBÍN (ETHER, BEOWULF) unite on this original graphic novel, COSMIC DETECTIVE. An epic science fiction mystery that asks: when a God is murdered, who solves the crime? Enter our Detective. The murder of a god threatens to tear apart the very fabric of our reality. Only our detective stands in the way of utter destruction. But will the mystery he uncovers be worse than the disaster he’s trying to avert? And will his mind crack under the revelations he’s about to uncover before he can do anything about it?
"Kindt and Lemire’s propulsive plotting pushes their protagonist into encounters with a colorful cast of characters in a variety of settings, from dingy parking garages to eerily austere medical facilities to interdimensional libraries overseen by floating imps. Rubín renders each scene with incredible dynamism and a sense of scale that becomes more pronounced as the story builds to its cosmic climax, resulting in almost unbearable suspense and a true sense of wonder at the nature of this remarkably imagined universe. VERDICT An outstandingly inventive and thrilling cosmic noir." —Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Imagine David Cronenberg and William Gibson merging body and soul with Jack Kirby. It is a dark celestial union that transfixes and mesmerizes. It combines American sci-fi noir settings and tropes, and art that is heavily European-flavored even when it’s acting as a love letter to Kirby’s Fourth World comics from the 1970s." —The Hollywood Reporter
"The mash-up of hard-boiled noir and psychedelic sci-fi—where the dead body is a god and the murder weapon is not a smoking gun so much as a weaponized pocket galaxy—felt totally fresh. David Rubín, who has been one of the most exciting artists in the field for years now, is perfectly equipped to portray this genre-bending story with innovative page layouts that explore the story's multidimensional depths." —Entertainment Weekly