Running on anti-anxiety pills and booze, chain-smoking Icelandic police intern Askja discovers the skeleton of a Neanderthal female in a Benetton fleece shot by a Soviet-era handgun in a glacier cave. Add in some extinct penguins, and a lesbian cop love interest and you’ve got Umbra, the three issue limited series from Image Comics written and created by someone named Murphy and illustrated by Mike Hawthorne (Queen & Country, Machine Teen). Engaging and original, Umbra merits attention from sophisticated readers interested in funny, inspired mystery books.

— Leland Burrill

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#1

  6/1/2006
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B&WMurphyMike Hawthorne

#2

  7/1/2006
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B&WMurphyMike Hawthorne

#3

  9/1/2006
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B&WMurphyMike Hawthorne