It's like, 1959, and CHIC MOONEY is a beatnik private eye, a "dark, brooding seeker of truth with bad hair and a genius for solving mysteries," in this cult-fave comic book series published to great reviews, but not many sales, by Caliber in the mid-nineties. Chic's not into violence, although his pal, and sometime-partner Mr. Queeg isn't afraid to raise a little fuss. Creator Mark Ricketts has this to say about Chic: "He's Jack (Kerouac), the quizzical. Queeg is the other kind of hipster- the flipster. He's Neal (Cassady) , the sensualist."
Stylish, well-detailed, even literate, a trip back to the past that's a blast!
"Chandler mixes it up with Kerouac in the bowels of Bohemia! ...evokes Marlowe and Spade touched with the spirit of a dharma bum. Poetry and bebop meet hard-boiled grit in a riffs-n-stiffs thriller....It's a crime cocktail with a Beatnik twist," according to the blurbs, and it's just an awesome, woefully-under-rated comic book that shoulda been a contender.
Don't be a square, man. Like, can you dig it?
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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