Jack Rabbit #3

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2003
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of Jack Rabbit #3 Creator(s): Jeff Zwirek
Publishers: Self Published
From: USA
Price: $2 (US)

Detective Jack Rabbit's life is unravelling. He's drinking, suffering depression, stealing his bosses special blend coffee. A couple of pages into the book and he's yelling at his colleagues for no reasons and sobbing uncontrollably in the toilet. As the investigations progress his involvement with a prostitute might be about to catch up with him.

This book mixes humour and serious hard-boiled police drama with a deft touch. The plot is getting more and more complex as Jeff adds to the cast of characters. So far I've been able to keep up with things, but as the cast and the number of plotlines grows it could become hard work.

The artwork copes well with the range of approaches Jeff takes with the plot. There are some inventive points of view and a montage sequence used to produce a striking opening sequence. The anthropomorphic nature of most of the characters keeps things interesting, as does an amusing of human's. This mixing of plots, characters and tone are all part of the split personality this book has.

So far Jeff manages to keep all the different threads in control. The text recap tries to help the new reader, but really you need to get the earlier issues to get the most out of this clever series.

In a Word: Involved.

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