Thursday, September 16, 2010
Single Issue Hall of Fame: The F.B.I.
What? You've never heard of this one? Well, I hadn't either until not too long ago, but that shouldn't keep it out of the Hall of Fame. It falls into that rather odd 'real fact' category of comics books, as it tells the story of how the FBI came to be and some of the Bureau's highlights up until that point. If you've ever read an issue of True Comics, Real Fact Comics or Heroic Comics, you know that purely historical or biographical comics can be a bit dry. I am happy to report, however, that this one is well paced and full of action. Mixed in with the various bit of legislative history are some of the biggest busts of the 20th century. It certainly helps that all of this is drawn by Joe Sinnott. If you're like me, you are much more familiar with Joe's inks than you are his pencils. Well, they are a sight to behold - he adds great depth to the human face and really know how to lay out an action sequence. I also like the fact that if you squint your eyes a bit, the G-Men on the cover looks like Henry Silva. That seals the deal for me.