REVIEW: Marjorie Finnegan: Temporal Criminal #2
Book Title: Marjorie Finnegan: Temporal Criminal #2
Book Description: Marjorie Finnegan is a temporal criminal. She uses time travel as her primary weapon and has pulled off heists from the Big Bang to the 95th Reich. During her run she’s attracted some attention from multiple sources with multiple interests.
Her sleazy ex is teamed up with someone even sleazier. They want something Marjorie obtained during an adventure. They send a team in to rummage through her home while she is distracted by the other group she’s garnered the undivided attention of: The Temporal PD.
The Temporal Police Department didn’t send just anyone after Marjorie. They have sent somebody that is personally vested in Marjorie’s arrest. Marjorie’s sister Harriet is responsible for arresting her and bringing her to justice.
When Marjorie asks Harriet why she’s being arrested Harriet gives us a glimpse of some of the greatest hits. Throughout history Marjorie’s thefts have toppled kingdoms before they even started. Her work has toppled a major world religion. Her blatant mockery of world leaders throughout time is legendary.
In addition to being a thief Marjorie Finnegan is a prankster. Worse than that she’s a prankster with no self control. She thinks nothing of wearing a dildo and charging full speed ahead at an unsuspecting Henry VIII or dropping a deuce on the head of President Trump.
Each of these incidents alters the course of history. Part of the Temporal PD’s job is to correct timelines when they get altered. They have gotten sick of Marjorie’s handiwork, which is why they want her brought in.
Even if her sister is the arresting officer Marjorie isn’t going down without a fight. There’s nothing like a grudge match between siblings. This fight is truly no holds barred. At one point Harriet knocks Marjorie down and she lands on Tim, her cyborg head that’s in charge of her time travel.
Tim is left very woozy from that, which is an important detail when Marjorie time jumps shortly afterwards. He’s not attached to her. She has no idea where or when she’s going as she free falls through the sky to wrap up the issue.
Book Author: Garth Ennis
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: AWA Studios and Upshot Studios
Illustrator: Goran Sudzuka
- Interior Art(2.75)
- Cover Art(3.25)
This series is rapidly becoming a favorite for me. If you don’t take it seriously, it’s hysterical. The laughs keep coming at a steady pace while developing the characters. The compulsive actions we see Marjorie take show just how carefree and brazen she truly is.
I liked how the cover was done. It’s Marjorie to a T. She knows she can’t beat Death in chess so she hands him a Rubik’s cube while sliding the chess pieces away.
The interior artwork is good. We get a great view into more of Marjorie’s personality seeing how everything is kept in her home.
As a geek on a budget I’m already in for the next two books in the series. It’s Doctor Who meets South Park… and you find yourself laughing while cheering for the “bad guy” at every turn.