Synopsis: Private Investigator Minky Woodcock becomes involved in an investigation of maverick genius Nikola Tesla, and discovers a horrifying conspiracy involving corrupt politicians, Nazis and Tesla’s greatest adversary, Thomas Edison.
Picking up from where the last issue left off. Minky Woodcock has been arrested for the murder of Nikola Tesla. However, the charges are not going to stick as Minky gets some highly placed help from John Trump. It turns out that Donald Trump’s uncle works for the FBI and has an interest in Tesla’s Deathray. To that end. Minky offers to help him get a hold of the plans.
As she returns to Tesla’s hotel. Minky asks around and interviews the cleaner that found Tesla’s body. Clearly, the maid knew Tesla’s habits pretty well and Minky is able to get some workable information from her regards to the lady in room 369. Consequently, Minky goes for a night out with her brother and interviews the woman from room 369, and gets her astrological chart done. As a result of this interview. Minky learns that the woman in room 369 looked after the key to Tesla’s safety deposit box.
Cynthia von Buhler continues to mesmerize with some wonderful artwork. The attention to detail when it comes to the period fashions and cars is bang on. I loved the little poster of famous Jazz Musician Benny Goodman, which was hanging in the hotel.
We also get treated to some more of Josephine Baker in this issue as Minky and the infamous performer and spy work together. The final few panels of Minky and Josephine being electrocuted are wonderfully drawn.
In my opinion, this comic is one of the most fun reads that are out there. Indeed, it has all the best ingredients for a crime story. I love the history of this and how the writer and artist has made use of real historical figures to tell her story. Having Donald Trump’s Uncle as a key character is a lot of fun. I also appreciate the addition of Josephine Baker, who as a burlesque artist was the epitome of 1940s glamour.
Overall. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next issue. A great read.