Welcome to “Writers Noir”, a column dedicated to detective/pulp style comic books. My name is Dijon Prude, I’m a new writer here on BuyIndieComics; ready to venture off into a world filled with: tough guys, seductive women, revenge, betrayal, and everything else that makes up the criminal element. Let us step into the 1940’s for a Sci-Fi/ Detective comic “Dames In The Atomic Age”.
“Dames In The Atomic Age,” written by Christopher Ryder and art by Marc Sandroni, comes from a small self publishing company in Burbank, California called Art of Fiction. So how did I get my hands on this comic? A friend of mine a couple of months back went to Anaheim Wondercon where she picked up the book at the Art of Fiction table. The title along with the retro art cover was enough to catch her attention. The mid 1900′s was a time period in history we both seem to love, as she highly recommended I read this comic.
“Dames In The Atomic Age” is a pulp tale about private investigator Andrew Fisch, who’s hired by a U.S government scientist to find out who his wife is having an affair with. Along with a best friend that’s a boxer that might have some involvement with his client’s wife.Things get more interesting when Russian thugs with laser guns and giant killer ants appear (Sounds like a Sci-Fi B-movie to me).
“Dames In The Atomic Age” is fun and unique Sci-Fi/Detective comic, written fairly well, along with art that fit well with telling a story set in 1940′s. The only problem I had while reading this book was the transitions between certain scenes. For example, one scene there would dialog between two characters, then it would cut into an action scene without explaining how did point A jump to point C? On the plus side the dialog follow pretty good , and humor wasn’t too dry. Overall “Dames In The Atomic Age” is an okay comic. If you would like to get your hands on a copy of “Dames In The Atomic Age” check out Art of Fiction web site Artoffiction.com or www.comixology.com.