The Night Owls by Peter and Bobby Timony was released March 30, 2010 by Zuda Comics (softcover, black and white, $14.99, 192 pages).
A nerdy supernatural detective, a flapper with a mean right hook, and an ever-hungry gargoyle? Yes, please! The Night Owls combines the tried-and-true aspects of the detective genre with Prohibition-era America, flirty comedy, and light-but-satisfying violence (great taste, less filling!). Add simple, elegant grayscale art and an original cast of baddies and you end up with a great read for middle-grades and up. The book ends on a rather sizable cliffhanger, and I’m praying for a second volume.