A real crime addict will find nothing more relaxing than spending a rainy day on the sofa, equipped with coffee, cake and the crime novel of his choice, gladly entering the world of Inspector Barbarotti, Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes, depending on the taste. The rest of the world – be damned. It IS nice: There's always crime and our heroes go on solving it in the end, just to our satisfaction. 100 percent. A crime story that leaves open too many questions is bullshit. Quite a lot of investigators have made it into comic books. As private eyes or inspectors they provide suspense-packed entertainment. Only recently grumpy detective "Wilsberg", known basically from the German television series, has entered the scene of graphic novels. Jörg Hartmann and Carlsen follow him around the small world of the seemingly easy going German town of Münster. Being a former lawyer, Wilsberg has moved on to his better nature, now selling second hand books and working as a private eye to make some extra money. Following in the footsteps of some of his Swedish colleagues he is not always a friend of conventional methods and carrys about some rather personal "dead weight". Jürgen Kehrer invented the convinced bachelor Wilsberg in 1990 to be the hero of his first novel of a series to come – which German television has turned into a sucessful TV series of 36 episodes so far. This, I'm pretty sure, helps the comic book's publicity on a large scale. But apart from Wilsberg there are quite a few other "heroes" on demand as well: Being a character of fiction himself, Richard Castle's crime novels have been among the top selling titles for months. His character Derek Storm even started conquering the comic's scene – at Marvel Comics.
The crime genre offers quite a number of excellent US comics, and some of our favourites we have collected >here<! And there's more crime comics & thrillers in our archive's comic crime section.
Source: Source: Preview bei muensterschezeitung.de (http://www.muensterschezeitung.de/lokales/muenster/Klicken-Sie-sich-durch-den-Wilsberg-Comic-In-alter-Freundschaft;art993,1608209)