Daily Archives: January 31, 2009

Thornton Wilder Meets Isaac Asimov

Eureka #1
Writers: Andrew Cosby & Brendan Hay
Artist: Diego Barreto
Colors: Andrew Dalhouse
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover artists: J.K. Woodward & Dennis Calero
Editor: Matt Gagnon
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Price: $3.99 US

I have seen a few episodes of the Sci Fi Network series upon which this comic book is based; my wife and I are the most casual of viewers, but we both enjoy the show for its sense of humor and its interesting mix of police-procedural and science-fiction elements. Among the various TV shows that find their way into the comic-book medium, Eureka makes perfect sense as a candidate for such a transition, as it’s likely the comics medium and this quirky show share a common demographic of genre fans. This comic captures the spirit and dialogue beats of the show nicely. However, I wonder if a four-issue limited series, which will come to a total of $15.96 US, can really compete with an episode of the show, as the latter costs the audience nothing more than its cable package.

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