The Pitch: The Rockford Files in Portland.
What It Is: Dex Pieros is a classic “down on their luck” detective living by the skin of her teeth due to equal measures of bad luck and self destructive tendencies. Each Stumptown mystery calls to mind classic 70s private eye shows, while showcasing the best and worst of Portland, Oregon with Greg Rucka’s impeccable sense of plot and character.
Recommended If You Like: The Rockford Files (of course), Veronica Mars, mysteries, detective fiction.
- The first two volumes are available from your local comic shop in gorgeous oversized hardcovers that sell for $29.99 each. A steep buy in, but the production value on is stunning and well worth the cost.
- You can buy collections or single issues digitally from ComiXology where you can buy early issues for a scant $1.99 each – a far better deal to try the series out.
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