Comedy is hard... but dying is easy! From New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill (Locke & Key)comes this new graphic novel mystery.
Meet Syd "Sh*t-Talk" Homes, a disgraced ex-cop turned bitter stand-up comic turned... possible felon? Carl Dixon is on the verge of comedy superstardom and he got there the dirty way: by stealing jokes. He's got a killer act, an ugly past, and more enemies than punch-lines. So when someone asks Syd Homes how much it would cost to have Dixon killed, Syd isn't surprised in the slightest. But, once he's accused, he's on the run and it's going to take all of his investigative chops to suss out the real killer before he gets caught.
This crime thriller by writer Joe Hill and artist Martin Simmonds follows in the tradition of fair-play mysteries inviting readers to solve the murder before Syd does!
“"...a marvelously dark, damned funny excursion into an urban hellscape that promises plenty of fascinating reading ahead." —Cinema News "Visually stunning and narratively complex." —Multiversity Comics "Impeccably drawn and hilariously subversive." —Newsarama "The humour in the book is super dark which I appreciated and Simmonds’ artwork is fantastic." —E.A. Henson, Biff Bam Pop! "If you’re a fan of Hill’s work, of IDW, or of the crime/mystery genre, you’re in for a treat." —Big Shiny Robot "Joe Hill is such a great fit for comics." —Mike Maillaro, Comics Nexus "Here’s hoping that this initial tale will lead to many more adventures for the Insulting Detective." —Bloody Disgusting "Jokes, drinks, and murder schemes sound like a fun ride to me." —Comic Book Invest "Everything comes together for a very cinematic feel." —Gay League "Hill provides great dialogue for his characters. It sounds realistic, like conversations among comedians you would not be surprised to overhear at a comedy club." —Medium "Joe Hill and Martin Simmonds create a well-executed and masterful story that allows you to build your list of suspects." —Rogues Portal ”