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Thursday, September 2, 2010
My 'Take' On: The Further Adventures of D.B. Cooper!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New


My 'Take' On:

The Further Adventures Of D.B. Cooper

As Seen at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International!

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Above Photo:  Michael Heffron, EIC of Law Dog Comics, as seen holding the graphic novel during the 2010 SDCC!
At the Top Left: The Law Dog Comics Logo!

At the Bottom Left: The Logo for the Comic Con International: San Diego - a.k.a. San Diego Comic Con 2010. 



TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3227:

Today's post is another publication that I 'found' at the recent SDCCI, at a booth in the 'Small Press' section.

After talking with the Editor-In-Chief of Law Dog Comics about the banner that caught my eyes, (see top right photo of this blog), he gave me a copy of this publication for possible review in this Blog.

I'm probably a little older than most of you reading this, so I remember at least some of the true life D.B. Cooper Adventure as it unfolded back then.  For those of You that don't remember, or don't know the story, here's a brief paragraph or two about him:

Actually the D.B. Cooper name  is the name attributed to the man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the United States on November 24th of 1971! He received $200,000 in ransom money, and then parachuted from the plane!

Earlier, when he boarded the plane, he was first known as Dan Cooper, but through a later press error, he became known as "D. B. Cooper".  Since 1971 there have been hundreds of leads through the years, but no conclusive evidence has ever surfaced regarding Cooper's true identity or whereabouts. Strangely though some of the money has surfaced, but the bulk of the money has never been recovered!

Naturally, several theories were offered up with competing explanations of what happened after his famed jump. However, the F.B.I. believes he did not survive.

Today the Cooper case (code-named "Norjak" by the F.B.I.) is the only unsolved U.S. aircraft hijacking!  

Here is what the publisher used as a back cover blurb about this book:

"So what happened to D.B.?  Buy the book and we'll tell you!"

Cute!  Well, here's my take on this graphic novel:

Front Cover - I like the front cover presentation. Shown like a 'Marvel' comic book cover from the Bronze Age of Comics (1970's), it really grabbed my attention!  Considering that the event occured in 1971, I believe this was a really good marketing ploy!

Inside Front Cover & 1st Page - were a 2 page 'Splash Page'. No wasting time here! 

The first few interior pages were presented as items in the FBI File of the Case.  Good background material to get a new reader up to date on the actual event!

Next pages - The Story!  And what a Story it is!  And just when you think you can't take any more adventure, there's the words.."To Be Continued"!

But wait!  The next two pages are a 'house ad' all about the upcoming Book Two!

Then three more pages of house ads, and an ad for another publication by publisher James M Hefron! Then the same first two pages used as the last page and back inside cover wrap up the interior pages.

The back cover definitely invites You, the casual browser at the book store or LCBS to pick it up to read!

I have to admit it, I'm hooked on this graphic novel series. I'm not for sure how many issues are planned, but there is at least a Book Two planned.  Plus: You don't have to know the 'real story' of D.B. Cooper to follow along!  With all the background material presented, you don't feel like you were 'plopped' into the middle of a story.  Great Job on introducing this series!

My comic book grade for this publication is a NEAR MINT (NM) 9.4 on a 10.0 grading scale.

I hadn't run across this company before at any comic cons I've been to.  Here is a little about the publisher and the company:

"Established in 2004 by James Heffron, Lawdog Comics has published Territory 51 (the first published comic book adventure pitting cowboys against an extraterrestrial menace) and Gangs of Camelot (described as A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court...with TOMMY GUNS).

In 2005, Heffron was recognized for his efforts with a Russ Manning Award nomination for Most Promising Newcomer."

I don't see where Law Dog Comics has a Facebook Fan Page, so there isn't a link provided here.

Law Dog Comics has what appears to be its web site with a different title for sale, but no info on any other titles are found there including this one I reviewed today, which I find strange.  There is also a blog for the company, but it doesn't seem to be updated...  

We don't have any xtra copies of this publication for sale. And after checking my usual sources to refer potential buyers of the reviewed publication today, I find none to refer you to?!  There isn't an ISBN number on the publication either.  So if you are interested in reading this storyline, I suggest checking on the web site link provided in the above paragraph as to where you can obtain a copy. Don't let the current portal page on the web site throw you off.  It's the same publishing company, but with a different genre of story. 


Thanks again, Michael Heffron, for sharing your time with me at the recent San Diego Comic Con International and introducing me to this series!

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Updated: Thursday, September 2, 2010 7:23 AM PDT
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