Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Set in 1986, this series, which is definitely just for adults, follows a stripper / sex worker named Roxy who is working in a Peep Show (performing salacious acts while the customer watches).
A slimy acquaintance named Dirty Dick (I am not making this up) is being pursued by some toughs, and his escape attempt leads him through the Peep Show, where he hides a VHS tape.
The secret hidden on the tape throws Roxy and her friends into a mystery - a deadly one.
The story is written by Christa Faust and Gary Philips, and it evokes a grim hardboiled crime story - one that's all too realistic and unsavory.
I like the art by Andrea Camerini - it's vivid and real, with a surprising use of depth and great characters.
It's well crafted but not for the faint of heart - and certainly not for kids.