In Review: Minky Woodcock #2.4: The Girl Who Electrified Tesla

While investigating a Nazi conspiracy and its connection to the murder of Tesla. Private investigator Minky Woodcock and her newfound friend  Josephine Baker has been captured.
Minky Woodcock

Synopsis: While investigating a Nazi conspiracy and its connection to the murder of Tesla. Private investigator Minky Woodcock and her newfound friend  Josephine Baker has been captured. How will they ever escape?

 

The Story

Picking up moments from where the last issue left off. Minky and Josephine Baker have been tied to chairs and are about to be electrocuted. However, Minky remembering her conversations with Nikola Tesla has a trick up her sleeve and advises Josephine to follow her lead.  In short, the rubber boots that the ladies were wearing were enough to protect them. So they make an escape by playing dead. Obviously being saved by rubber is a great opportunity for a little innuendo before Minky and Josephine celebrate their escape as only they can.

Minky learns a secret that her father has been keeping from her. And also gets a surprise note from Tesla, which helps her and Josephine close the case.

 

The Artwork

Cynthia von Buhler delivers a great final issue for this comic. We get to see Minky and Josephine together which is a moment that is nicely built up to with a funny joke about rubber insolating them. But as with all the issues. It was the attention to detail and the cars and fashions that really impressed me. Now obviously, I wasn’t around when these books were set. But I watched enough old movies with my late father and older sister to be able to judge how close von Buhler got with the fashions. In the 70s and 80s when I grew up. We only had 4 TV channels and most of the movies on TV starred Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn or crazier still Jimmy Cagney. The only time you got new movies back then was Christmas when all the channels tried to outdo each other.

I also loved the final few pages where we got some photos showing off Cynthia von Buhler’s creative process. It’s obvious that no stone is left unturned. She either has a lot of actor friends or is a billionairess that can hire cosplayers. I’m betting on the former. If only to get introduced to a few of those lovely ladies hehe. But seeing the models pose and then seeing the panel next to that really shows you how solid the artwork is.

Overall

I’m getting the trade of this. But I’m also glad that I got all the issues on Comixology. If you enjoy a mystery, with a bit of fun history thrown into the mix. Then this book comes highly recommended. I look forward to more Minky Woodcock in the future.

9.9
Minky Woodcock #2.4: The Girl Who Electrified Tesla
  • Covers
    9.7
  • Story
    10
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.6
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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