Bae O’Wolf and the Mystery of the Collected Mysteries Vol 1 by Catie Donnelly
This book is some silly satire. Bae O’Wolf comes out of the same tradition as Kate Beaton’s work: satirical, ridiculous, irreligious, and dead on smart. Oh, and they are both comic books.
Bae O’Wolf is a detective, who is always detectiving everything. Even things that are not mysteries. This is a short collection of some of them.
My favorite was the beach and the hunk mystery. Where the ultimate hunk is not all the men, but indeed Bae’s perfect date is a dog. Dogs are great! This perfect date is the kind of date that I endorse.
I also loved her relationship with her friend Barb and how they support each other. Especially when Bae sorts the party out — it was a mystery! — and then they solve why they couldn’t ever bake cookies as kids. Spoiler: they were too young to use the stove.
The punchline to the mystery of the women’s book club was also just the best.
This is exactly the type of book that I’d definitely give to a friend, especially a good lady friend who appreciates jokes. In fact, during my reading of this, I thought about how I should give this to my best friend Julia to read. (And I did!) Sometimes, that’s exactly what you want in a comic.