It’s the Furry* book that even non-Furries will own.

Blacksad.

I’ve never read it. I’ve seen scans over on Scans_Daily, and read about Tim Sale’s love of the series, but I’ve never found a copy that wasn’t outrageously priced.

So what’s it about?

Private investigator John Blacksad is up to his feline ears in mystery, digging into the backstories behind murders, child abductions, and nuclear secrets. Guarnido’s sumptuously painted pages and rich cinematic style bring the world of 1950s America to vibrant life, with Canales weaving in fascinating tales of conspiracy, racial tension, and the ‘red scare’ Communist witch hunts of the time. Guarnido reinvents anthropomorphism in these pages, and industry colleagues no less than Will Eisner, Jim Steranko, and Tim Sale are fans! Whether John Blacksad is falling for dangerous women or getting beaten to within an inch of his life, his stories are, simply put, unforgettable.

They pretty much had me with this line: “Whether John Blacksad is falling for dangerous women or getting beaten to within an inch of his life…

If anyone knows me it’s that I love it when Private Detectives get pummeled. It’s part of their job, part of their charm. Expect a review – very, very soon. Enjoy some art below:

*I curse the day that ComicBookDaily’s resident pervert Shelley Smarz told me what Furries are, and even worse their love for Disney’s Robin Hood.

Pete DeCourcy is EiC of ComicBookDaily.com. He tumbls over at You Practically Rock and writes for The Simple Art of Crime. If you have any questions or demands of him, he can be reached via email at pdecourcy[at]comicbookdaily[dot]com