2 August 2012 1:41 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

When Roger Gibson and Vince Danks’ first graphic novel devoted to Dci Harker – subtitled The Book of Solomon – landed on my desk, it came with a promise of TV detective reference points, charismatic characters and beautiful artwork. And the book, recently released by Titan disappoints on none of those points, offering a convergence of two story-telling worlds that should have happened a lot more in the past – the detective story and the comic book.

But then there hasn’t really been anyone like Gibson writing that sort of material before now, melding the self-referential pastiche of Life On Mars with the eye for authentic characterisation (and just the right touch of idiosyncracy) that underpins all of the best TV and movie detectives. They are islands in a sea of suspects, morally fortified but occasionally happy to bend the rules to breaking point in the name of justice, and in Harker, »

- Simon Gallagher

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