The characterization for Carl Kolchak is sharp and often in the narration and his dialogue you can here Darren McGavin. The artwork also captures McGavin's shabby gumshoe portrayal as well as a decent likeness--though why isn't his hair red? The period seems to be identical to the Kolchak show circa early seventies. So he could not have aged much since the hiatus. Regardless, don't look for obvious bell bottoms or other bad fashion disasters. Very few of these could be seen in the show since most of the stories dealt with adults who still dressed as if they were from the fifties. Cars however are ugly, square beaters, and phones are rotary. Thus, the book captures the time of the series. Read Full Review
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