In Review: Good Cop, Bad Cop Casebook 02

Good Cop, Bad Cop Casebook 02 published by Rough Cut Comics, written by Jim Alexander and with art by Luke Cooper and Will Pickering.

Cover by Joel Carpenter
Casebook 01 of Good Cop, Bad Cop (GCBC) won the True Believers award this year- and I was there to witness Jim Alexander accept his award, and very pleased I was for him to win. C
GCBC 01 is a really good book.
I enjoyed this second volume even more. There are two stories in this collection; ‘Tiny Facts Of Kindness’ with art by Luke Cooper and ‘Twisting the knife’ with art by Will Pickering. 
Art by Luke Cooper from ‘Tiny Facts’ of Kindess’
Casebok 01 was reviewed here. Casebook 02 gets straight into the action as DI Fisher, along with partner DI Spencer pick-up on a robbery at a supermarket and finish up with a very interesting visit from a local priest. The second story in this volume focuses on DI Spencer and highlights her thoughts on her partner and her relationships with those ‘further up the food chain’ in the police.
The second story- Twisting the knife- is my favourite of all the GCBC stories I’ve read so far. A cracking little study in storytelling.
My only real gripe would be that for new readers we don’t get to be reminded of names early in the stories. DI Spencer isn’t named until page 30 of the book. Every book is going to be somebodies forst, so while I’m not saying that the readers need to be spoon-fed the relevant data, an early heads-up for returning cast would be welcome.
Now for the science bit:
68 Pages/Original Graphic Novel/£7.99.  
The first copies of GoodCopBadCop: Casebook#2 will be on sale at Thought Bubble (the Rough
Cut Comics/Planet Jimbot table situated in New Dock Hall).  
It will be distributed through Amazon at this link and direct from www.roughcut-comics.com in December.


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