Updated: Oct 9, 2018
“It’s the eyes you’ve got to watch. Once you know what to watch for…you always know there’s more to the story.”
That line sets the pace for DASH: The Case of the Mysterious Zita Makara. Writer Dave Ebersole and artist Delia Gable deliver DASH tells the tales of disgraced ex-cop-turned private eye Dashell "Dash" Malone & his wisecracking Girl Friday secretary Cindy Crenshaw as they navigate a supernatural mystery in 1940s Los Angeles. While at first wary of her intentions(and for good reason), Dash gets entangled in events surrounding a certain Zita Makara, a tour guide for the Egyptian wing of the LA Museum of History, Arts, and Sciences. Makara tries to get Dashell to help her in an exchange of an unknown item for an undisclosed amount of money in order to get an unknown 3rd player to stop stalking her.
Dash tells Makara he’ll think about it, but later becomes more interested in the case after becoming hip to an ongoing murder case that ends up hitting very close to home for our private dick, putting his own life and the lives of more innocents on the line. And it allllll ties back to Zita Makara.
A good mystery is when slowly but surely, you see how occurrences that, at first glance, don’t seem to have any connection to each other connect together in a cohesive way, and that’s what we get with DASH. Ebersole and Gable deliver everything a good crime noir should have: booze, broads, action, mystery and sex. In DASH, we get an honest and witty openly gay private eye, who is not ashamed of who he is, which is rarely seen in period pieces. Dashell is not a caricature, but a fully fleshed out character who is smart, loves hard, & you care about him, as well as Cindy, and his friend & insider within the LAPD, Officer Sal McGillicutty.
In Issue 1, you meet the main players in the story. In Issue 2, Dash starts to look more into Makara’s background, and in Issue 3, Dash finds himself taken out the frying pan and thrown straight into the fire! Will he survive the flames long enough of solve this case?
Find out in DASH #3, out in stores May 27th!
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