Monday, August 03, 2009

Best Mann: Seriously, the town is small

Best Mann For The Job #24: Our intrepid reporter, sent to Hope Falls to get the real story behind the town's new sheriff, is once again distracted by the town's ... smallness. Meanwhile, the desperate fugitives are coming ever closer! (You have no idea where this story is going.)

As you might have guessed, we introduced a journalist as an excuse to spout a lot of backstory for the benefit of the reader. But with all the crazy bank-robber action to this point, we haven't really had the space.

Best Mann For The Job stars Grace Mann, a woman with a complicated past who returns home to become sheriff of Hope Falls, Tennessee. This serial drama aspires to the style of the classic continuity comic strips, with the crime-bustin' chops of a rural Dick Tracy, the small-town charm of Gasoline Alley, and the emotional touches of The Heart of Juliet Jones. (Or if you prefer, think of it as a cross between T.J. Hooker and Northern Exposure.)

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BEST MANN FOR THE JOB (Teaser Trailer) 00:15

BEST MANN FOR THE JOB (Official Trailer) 1:59

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A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.