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Tales of the Shadowmen 8: Agents Provocateurs

(Tales of the Shadowmen #8)

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The international anthology devoted to paying homage to the world's most fantastic heroes and villains returns in this eighth installment. This time, the stories focus on those who provoke or entice evil... Agents Provocateurs who thrive in the shadows and lurk on the periphery of our world...Gathered here in an all-new collection of amazing adventures are the terrifying C ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published November 30th 2011 by Hollywood Comics
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Anthony
I get a real kick out of this type of anthology: great pulp-era (and earlier) characters interacting with each other, connections between characters being established. Not every story worked for me, but quite a few of them were enjoyable. My favorites in this volume were Nicholas Boving's "The Elphberg Red," in which Rudolf Rassendyl and John Watson foil the plots of Rupert of Hentzau and Josephine Balsamo; Martin Gately's "Leviathan Creek," which posits an interesting origin for the killer shar ...more
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A great series teaming up a wide variety of Victorian, pulp and public domain characters.

Perfect for any fans of turn of the century mystery and sci-fi or Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Like with any anthology, there are great stories and not so good ones, but overall a fun read, full of brilliant ideas and clever team-ups.
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Jean-Marc Lofficier is a French author of books about films and television programs, as well as numerous comic books and translations of a number of animation screenplays. He usually collaborates with his wife, Randy Lofficier

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