The Cleaners Vol. 1: Absent Bodies

March 22, 2010 | Trades


The Cleaners Vol. 1: Absent Bodies
Mark Wheaton, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Rahsan Ekedal
Dark Horse Books
$14.95 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

The phrase “it’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it” sums up Robert Bellarmine’s rather gruesome life quite nicely.

Considering Bellarmine’s job is cleaning up trauma scenes — you know, blood splattered walls, floors, fences, roads and anything else the sticky red stuff gets on when spraying out of people — dirty might be a bit of an understatement.

However, Bellarmine has more than collecting cash for cleaning up messes on his agenda. He and his team of “cleaners” are also on the trail of some other folks interested in the contents of people’s veins: Vampires.

With one of the freshest takes on the mythos in many years — a fine mix of Joss Whedon’s Angel and CSI — writers Mark Wheaton and Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Rahsan Ekedal have created a book that is insightful, thoroughly creepy and very likely to snowball into something big.

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