Are you a fan of CityTV’s Murdoch Mysteries? After tonight you might be. On June 7th (after the television premiere of their new season) the first webisode of Murdoch Mysteries: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs, will debut online. Here’s the best part: The artwork for the series has been done by Canadian comic book artist, Francis Manapul. Manapul has worked for Aspen, Top Cow, and signed an exclusive deal with DC comics. His artwork has been featured in Witchblade, GI Joe, Superman Batman, and Adventure Comics, and well…it is stunning.
Don’t believe me? Check out his gallery.
The Murdoch Mysteries follows Detective William Murdoch as he solves crime in Toronto in the 1890s. But unlike other detectives, he uses unusual methods, including fingerprinting and blood testing. He’s a man before his time. For more information about the show visit their website at http://www.murdochmysteries.com/ In fact, visit the site anyway (if you have Flash). The visual layout of the site is entertaining on its own.
Murdoch Mysteries: Curse of the Lost Pharaohs was producted by Smokebomb Entertainment and financed by Bell Broadcast New Media Fund and the Canada Media Fund. A new webisode will be available every Wednesday morning (and following tonight’s premiere) for 13 weeks.
Head over to CityTv to watch the TRAILER and visit The Nerd Vortex each week for our Curse of the Lost Pharaohs recap.
Canadian television paired with a Canadian artist, what could be better?