In Review: Deep Cuts #3

It's Christmas in 1940 and Alice Leslie is obsessed with detective stories but has a mystery of her own to solve when she sees her father playing his Bass.
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Synopsis: In this third and final issue of Deep Cuts. We head to the 1940s and follow Alice Leslie’s investigation into why her father quit music.

 

The Story

It’s Christmas in 1940 and Alice Leslie is obsessed with detective stories but has a mystery of her own to solve when she sees her father playing his Bass. When they get a visit from one of her father’s old bandmates. Alice finds out that her father Otis was a big-time Bass player in a Band that played for all the stars of the 1930s and 40s Jazz scene. But why did he quit? Wanting answers Alice heads to the library with her friends and looks through old newspaper clippings to see if they turn up any answers. But it isn’t until her Father accepts a chance to play again that she learns about what happened.

 

The Artwork

Much of this story is set in the family home where we see Alice and her father live day to day looking after the baby.  Diego Greco captures the look and feel of life in a modest 1940s home really well and even gives us some fun imagery of the changing of the guard as Alice’s mother hands over the baby to Otis to look after. One really good image is when we see Alice and her father go into the utility room to see what has happened to their furnace. This is quite an important part of the book as the furnace plays a big part in Otis’s final decision about the future of his career as a musician versus the stability of a family. 

Of course, the best imagery is when we see Otis playing his Bass with the big bands of the day. The artist does a great job of capturing the look and feel of the jazz clubs of the 30s and 40s.

 

Overall

Like the two prior issues of Deep Cuts. This issue tells a unique and fun story of a musician and their love of music. Only this time out. The principal character has a tough life decision to make, which is ultimately made for him.

9.2
Deep Cuts #3
  • Covers
    8.7
  • Story
    9.0
  • Artwork
    9.5
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    9.5

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