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Authors: Runberg & Ocaña
Age: 15 years and up
Size: 18.4 x 25.7 cm
Number of pages: 56 colour pages
Publication: September 2011

Victorian England. In Yorkshire, several men and horses working on a railway line have been killed—slaughtered, really. The police suspect some kind of wild beast. The government calls upon controversial naturalist Charles Darwin to help with the investigation. A reasonable move, but one that is dictated rather by the least known part of his work: research on what other people would qualify as legendary creatures. It won’t be long before the scientist discovers that he may be right about them after all…

Reviews

Date Added: Monday 24 September, 2018

Emily Loves London - June 2018

https://emilyloveslondon.com/2018/06/22/darwin-diaries-vol-1-review/

by Emily Claire Cannings
Date Added: Monday 11 July, 2016

Down The Tubes - June 2016

http://downthetubes.net/?p=31663

by John Freeman
Date Added: Friday 20 April, 2012

Big Planet Comics - December 2011

http://www.bigplanetcomics.com/big-planet-comics-podcast-26-dead-heat-cops-with-issues

by Podcast
Date Added: Thursday 29 December, 2011

Hi-Ex! - December 2011

http://hiexcomics.blogspot.com/2011/12/darwins-diaries-vol1-eye-of-celts.html

by Richmond Clements
Date Added: Tuesday 04 October, 2011

Down The Tubes - September 2011

http://downthetubescomics.blogspot.com/2011/09/in-review-darwin-diaries-eye-of-celts.html

by Jeremy Briggs
Date Added: Tuesday 04 October, 2011

Broken Frontier - October 2011

http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/darwins-diaries-1-the-eye-of-the-celts

by Andy Oliver
Date Added: Tuesday 04 October, 2011

FA The Comiczine - October 2011

http://comiczine-fa.com/?p=4525

by JT Lindroos
Date Added: Monday 26 September, 2011

Geek Syndicate - September 2011

http://geeksyndicate.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/darwins-diaries-cinebook-reviews-1/

by Dion Winton-Polak
Date Added: Tuesday 20 September, 2011

The Cartoonists' Club - September 2011

http://www.ccgb.org.uk/lobby/index.php?/archives/321-Darwins-Diaries-1-The-Eye-Of-The-Celts.html

by Simon Chadwick
Date Added: Thursday 25 August, 2011

What if Charles Darwin had suppressed one particularly controversial chapter in his already highly sensitive book Origin of Species? What if his Theory of Evolution had also embraced investigating stories of “wild men, demon beasts, clawed ones”? In this 56-page ripping yarn of alternative Victorian history, we learn that Darwin spent several months studying “almases, sasquatches, werewolves”, although “they all remained elusive during my research”. So Prime Minister Palmerston recruits the scientist to identify whatever animal has somehow evolved which is now ripping to death some Yorkshire railroad labourers. In the name of capitalist progress, Darwin becomes a discreet government agent brought in to reassure the fearful. striking workforce so they go back to work. But what is this weird lethal creature, striking swiftly, always out of sight? Has some terrible new predator evolved that now stalks the English countryside? With occasionally visceral horror contents, this is a powerful, hugely entertaining period-piece, evocatively illustrated, smartly scripted and grippingly paced. It will leave you panting for the next episode. Get on board the sharpest new series this year from Cinebook.

In PG Previews on his Blog (August 2011)

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