Globetrotting troublemaker Delilah Dirk and her loyal friend Selim are just minding their own business, peacefully raiding castles and traipsing across enemy lines, when they attract the unwanted attention of the English Army Before they know it, Delilah and Selim have gotten themselves accused of espionage against the British crown Delilah will do whatever it takes to clear her good name, be it sneaking, skirmishing, or even sword fighting But can she bring herself to wear a pretty dress and have a nice cup of tea with her mother Delilah Dirk may be defeated at last By tullein Tony Cliff s Delilah Dirk and the King s Shilling....
|Title||:||Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling|
|Publisher||:||Roaring Brook Press Auflage 01 8 M rz 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||272 Seiten|
|File Size||:||860 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling Reviews
I am just so blown away by the beautiful art & character design in this comic book. The artist really knows his thing - facial expressions, anatomy, poses, backgrounds, colors - all of it is wonderful to look at. The story, of course, was great too. Very personal this time, we get to know Delilah much better and see her friend and herself struggle with the British world. There is less action this time and more personal moments, but they are really relateable and cute. The artists inspires me a lot for my own comics.
Delilah Dirk causes mayhem wherever she goes. In this second book in the series, Delilah returns a young boy to his mother, getting shot in the process, which causes no end of trouble for her as she faces accusations of treason. But Delilah Dirk is no blushing violet, content to stay in the shadows and she certainly isn't one to to wait for trouble to come to her. After escaping her framer, an English army officer, Delilah heads to England with her friend, Selim. But her efforts to track the army officer lead to her not telling Selim a lot of things, which, unsurprisingly, he doesn't take very well. No one likes to be shuttled aside in favor of someone else's reputation. Selim learns some surprising new information about Delilah Dirk and even takes on the role of a manservant for a time (he looks quite different).Once again, Cliff has written and illustrated an action-packed story with surprising depth to it. While the focus of the story is on Delilah Dirk's attempts to salvage her reputation, there are also glimpses of other themes as well. Delilah almost loses her most valuable friendship just to maintain her secret identity and yet maintain the reputation of her secret identity. What is most important? And the army officer that Delilah takes on allows his greed for power to overcome any other loyalties, even to his own father. The illustrations are attractive and appealing (although I still wonder why Delilah's adventuring outfit needs to have a whole right over the chest, if it wasn't for that I would put the books in my library). The historical touches help the book seem more grounded, although the flying boat throws in some fantasy. And like many graphic novels, the fighting and such really isn't so realistic (which is of course true for most action movies as well, so no real surprise there). Highly appealing, and action-packed, Delilah Dirk is hard to put down.
The first Delilah Dirk delighted me. The graphic novelette made me gleefully happy. This third book is much longer, deeper, and fills in so many back-stories.The first book makes Delilah sound invincible. This third story shows flaws, weaknesses and struggles. On one hand, I'd have loved her to continue to be invincible, and grounded by Mr Selim. But it was really good to see her as a real person - prone to the frustrations, setbacks and petty nittiness of daily life. (Watching Delilah be frustratred is quite entertaining.)The bad guy is pretty lame. It's hard to believe he was able to get away with any of it. And Delilah's mom is so different than she was described in the first book. (Or is she really?)I want More Delilah (and More Selim) (And MUCH more tea!)Thank you!!
King's Shilling is a great read for newcomers, but definitely give Turkish Lieutenant the time. Both "Delilah Dirk" titles are so full of life with vibrant leads and a very energetic, cinematic pace. King's Shilling benefits from a lenghtier page count than its predecessor; although I'm still left wanting more. The villain is rather humdrum, but it really is the character interaction and dialogue that give this adventure life. We get to learn more about Dirk and her family life. Cliff's art has improved a good deal from the first book with more consistency and flowing action scenes. Lovely all-ages comic book.
I'm ecstatic to have the continuing adventures of Miss Dirk and Mr. Selim. This novel doesn't skip a beat from the end of T. Cliff's first graphic novel. All of the action and wit are firmly in place, but I especially like how these two characters are more fully fleshed out and shown to have more to them than initially assumed. This novel is a wonderful second book to a Delilah Dirk series (hopefully): If Tony Cliff keeps writing such stories as this one, I promise I'll keep getting them!
I tend to rant so I'll keep this brief and to the point.What I Enjoyed- Delilah Dirk and Selim are back in a brand new adventure!- 100 more pages than the original- Delilah Dirk's back story is revealed- New pencil-like inking that is gorgeous- Selim makes more tea!Only Disappointment- Not as funny as the originalOverall- A beautiful sequel that I recommend all fans to purchase!