Sunday, January 21, 2007

Things remain, unexplained.

Graphic novels are rather pricey items, given that you can normally polish one off in a lazy afternoon. Fort, Prophet of the Unexplained! is a relative bargain at $9.95. It is purported to be about Charles Fort, who was fascinated by strange happenings. There is a bit of a subcult around Fort, with the magazine Fortean Times serving as real-life X-files.

The comic has its flaws. It is a bit short, and rather quickly turns into a standard action/chase story. Still, I found the black and white art engaging and I happily read the tale. This is nowhere near great graphic novel status, but it is a pleasant diversion.

It is worth noting that despite the title, all major elements of the story are in fact, explained.

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