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Saturday, May 28, 2016

KEY ISSUE ALERT: Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

Delilah and the Turkish Lieutenant #1
1st headlining graphic novel
Publisher: First Second Books
Published: Cover Date August, 2013
Writer: Tony Cliff
Artist: Tony Cliff


eBay - This graphic novel is starting to see heat in the market. There are a few options on eBay currently. Amazon probably has copies as well.


Only two days ago or so, it was announced that Disney has bought the movie rights to Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant. This graphic novel, and webcomic beforehand, was written and drawn by 3 time Eisner Award winner Tony Cliff and follows a sword wielding female hero from the 19th Century.

With the call for more female empowerment leads in the movies, this is no surprise move for Disney. As a world traveler and adventurer and a "International Mistress of Swordsmanship", this film may capture the hearts of the growing legion of female comic fans, as well as male fanboys.

Delilah Dirk may capture the same success as successful adventure franchises like National Treasure and Pirates of the Caribbean that are non-superhero, both comparisons were not comics beforehand. Delilah does have a flying boat though.

Although a few critics are complaining about how comic book movies are ruining the movie industry, it seems that material from comic books or graphic novels is not slowing down for movie studios. It goes to show you that there are a multitude of comic book stories that are non-superhero that can be tapped into.

Delilah Dirk and her pal Salim first appeared in Flight Comics Volume 5, an anthology graphic novel that boasts a whopping 368 pages and has numerous contributing artists and writers. Delilah and Salim debuts in the story Delilah Dirk and the Aqueduct.

Flight Comics Volume Five is pretty unknown currently, and it seems the only copies that can be found easily are at ole Amazon. However, Delilah Dirk's first full headlining graphic novel, Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, is starting to see some heat already in the secondary market. 

Not a huge amount though. If you're in the mood for speculating, this one could be a long shot. Who knows, maybe the film will blow up like Harry Potter, or it could tank like John Carter and R.I.P.D.

Both R.I.P.D. and John Carter comics got little to no attention on the secondary market for their movies. We shall see about this one. Then again, we did hear about a Johnny Quest movie not long ago and poof! Nothing more about it since then. 

However, this graphic novel has gotten more good reviews than negative ones by readers. Just reporting here.


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