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Case Closed: Volume 36


By Leroy Douresseaux
Dec 2, 2010 - 12:50

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Case Closed Volume 36 cover image is courtesy of barnesandnoble.com.

Rated “T+” for “Older Teen”

Ace high school detective, Jimmy Kudo was trailing a pair of mysterious men in black,.  The duo attacked Jimmy from behind and administered to Jimmy a strange substance that physically transformed him into a first grader.  While searching for a cure, Jimmy takes on the identity of elementary school student, Conan Edogawa.  Acting alone and sometimes with his friends, the Junior Detective League (JDL), Jimmy/Conan continues to solve criminal cases and mysteries.

In Case Closed, Vol. 36, the “Death Island” mystery comes to a conclusion as victims are revealed to be victimizers and revenge comes to light as a motive.  Then, a bomber terrorizes Tokyo… again, and Conan might not survive this explosive mystery.

THE LOWDOWN:  Just when it seems that Case Closed (known as Detective Conan in Japan) has settled into being a comic book version of the classic whodunit, creator Gosho Aoyama offers something quite surprising.  The “With a Bang” storyline is a murder mystery in which the killer uses bombs.  However, it is also a taut action thriller that is as exciting and as invigorating to read as any Hollywood action thriller is to watch.

POSSIBLE AUDIENCE:  Readers of mystery fiction, regardless of style, will find something to like in Case Closed.

A-

 


Last Updated: Jun 11, 2014 - 12:31
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