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This review is from: TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN 1 (Paperback)
The very first story in this collection, "Mask of the Monster" sets the tone for the whole series. Maigret, who normally inhabits a more down-to-earth universe, teams up with almost forgotten paranormal investigator Jules de Grandin and masked vigilante Judex to take on the criminal organisation the Red Hand, and their tortured henchman Frankenstein's Monster. The modern equivilant would be Inspector Morse teaming up with Fox Mulder and Batman to combat the Terminator! The story is gripping, and I loved the sheer eclectisism of the character crossovers.
It's also enjoyable discovering these heroes and villains of pulp fiction. I found myself hitting the internet afterwards to find out more about these characters and their creators.
It's all down to your own personal taste: Some stories are good, some humdrum, some great. But well worth reading, especially if you're in the mood for light short stories.