Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff Review

Delilah DirkDelilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff (Delilah Dirk #1)

Publisher: First Second

Release Date: August 27,2013

Pages: 169

Summary: Lovable ne’er-do-well Delilah Dirk has travelled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she’s picked up on the way, Delilah’s adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan’s guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside. For Delilah, one adventure leads to the next in this thrilling and funny installment in her exciting life.

My Rating: Full StarFull StarFull StarFull Starhalf star


This comic had been on my radar for quite some time!

I’m glad I finally got around to reading it!

Filled to the brim with action and adventure, the journey Selim and Delilah embark on never has a dull moment. Not only the setting, but the characters as well come to life with each page of this comic!

If you’ve read/enjoyed Noelle Stevenson’s work such as Nimona, Delilah will definitely immerse you/keep you entertained! I found both to have a similar sense of humor!

My favorite part of this comic was seeing Selim&Delilah visit various locations such as Constantinople, Turkey and Greece! They truly came to life on the page!

In terms of plot, it was fast-paced and really gives you a sense of adventure! Selim, a former Sultan guard, changes along the way. Not usually one to take risks he joins Delilah as they sail in a flying ship and he learns more about himself and what he wants in life, but also we come to learn more about Delilah and her history!

I really loved how their friendship developed. Because personality-wise they are so different, their wit and humor is very realistic and really shows more to their character!

I did take away 1/2 a star b/c there was magic/some sort of fantastical element introduced early/mid-way through and I just wish it was expanded on.

Overall this comic delivers a fun action/adventure filled plot with settings/characters that have such a great depth to them and you will definitely want to get volume 2 to continue the adventure!



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