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INTERVIEWS / PRESS

Interviewing Dave Ebersole – Jordan Cruz, Pulp Cultured

Dave & Delia talk to David Bitterbaum from The Newest Rant – The Newest Rant

Geeks Out Interview with Dave Ebersole: Part 1, Part 2  – David Rondinelli, Geeks Out

Geek & Ghosts podcast talk with Dave Ebersole – Geeks & Ghosts

Women In Comics Month: Interview with Delia Gable – PREVIEWSworld

Women in Comics NYC Collective International: Women’s History Month Spotlights: Delia Gable – Regine L. Sawyer, Comic Book Resources

Dave Ebersole & Zan Christensen Interview at Nijicon – Capes And Scowls Podcast

REVIEWS

 

DASH #1

“Dave Ebersole and Delia Gable have put together a very readable comic. I particularly like Gable’s clean lines and period detail. Plenty of snappy dialogue, too, well-suited to the genre.”
Johanna Draper-Carlson, Comicsworthreading.com

“This is one of those comics that’s just bound to push all the right buttons for me…The art by Gable is attractive, with good period details (check out those duds), and rich color that still has a slightly antiqued look to it. It’s impressive.”
Andrea Speed, cxPulp.com

“It was a really enthralling story. It’s not your typical gritty crime or private eye story, but it does have a nice sense of mystery and intrigue which pulls you along…the fact our main character is a gay man is not the focus here, it’s an aside and it’s told in the manner which you would expect from a real person living in America in the 1940’s. It’s subtle and sad, but real. I’m very much looking forward to more of this series.”
renderwrx.net

“Dash is a very promising first issue setting up well rounded characters, planting seeds of a much bigger mystery, and even exploring the challenges of being a closeted gay man in the 1940s. The suspense has been set, and I anxiously look forward to the next issue to see if Dash is truly the right man for the job.”

– Charlie Gage, GED Magazine

“Gable also infuses every panel with a sense of activity — none of the characters stand plainly, and everyone seems to be captured genuinely mid-sentence. Dave Ebersole has a distinctive voice, and he’s good at creating immediately recognizable characters. DASH puts a spin on the traditional noir tale, keeping the aesthetic (complete with gritty ’40s setting and the femme fatale), but ditching the world-weary hardboiled detective in favor of a trope-busting protagonist.”
Jen ‘Miss J’ Aprahamian, Comicvine.com

“Dave Ebersole does a great job with the writing; he paces the progression of the plot perfectly and tells a tights story from beginning to end. Delia Gable doesn’t go for landmarks to sell you on the era, but sells you on the clothing and aesthetic of the tale. The art is realistic, but the character’s faces are a little less than realistic in design, giving the story personality. This story really is the perfect example of what a comic book staring a gay character should be like. It’s not a gimmick and it’s handled with respect. More so it’s interesting for anyone to read. Really this story is trying to appeal to fans of the P.I. genre that are looking for a new angle on the well-worn formula. Well look no further than Dash. 5 out of 5”
Dustin Cabeal, Comicbastards.com

“I greatly enjoyed “Dash”. As I mentioned I love noir-type stories and a good detective yarn always gets my attention. When I first heard about “Dash” being a mystery story and then learned that it also incorporated the intriguing element of the main character being a gay man in a time being gay was especially dangerous, I knew it was a comic I wanted to read! Writer Dave Ebersole gives us a suspenseful story and artist Delia Gable provides artwork that is appropriately moody, with muted colors and a slight feeling of unease that compliments the events of the story perfectly.”
The Newest Rant

“Ebersole’s script plays nicely with the conventions of noir (we have first-person narration and an opening scene with a would-be femme fatale client), easing the reader in with the familiar before gently starting to pull the rug from under them. Delia Gable’s artwork has a lot of cartoony charm, matching the tone of the story and striking the right balance between clarity and period atmosphere. Her ‘acting’ is strong throughout, especially in her delightful depiction of Cindy Crenshaw, Dash’s sparky receptionist. (The banter between Dash and Cindy also helps to keep the comic’s energy level high during its more conversational scenes.)”
Tom Murphy, Broken Frontier

Dash #1 was a great way to be brought into the line of Northwest Press books and the rest of the family there. The golden age atmosphere and the mystery of Miss Makara draw you deep into the pages as the creative team on this book looks to have something great lined up for future installments.”

– Jordan Cruz, Pulpcultured.com

“DASH #1: great hard-boiled mystery with a twist — I love the characters, the art & everything about this new series!”

-Kirk Van Lund, 140 Character Reviews, Comics Bulletin

DASH #2

“Northwest Press is a publisher that describes itself as focusing on comic-books that can appeal to an LGBTQ audience, but which makes titles for everyone. Therefore, while many of their comics may deal with LGBTQ themes, a cisgender heterosexual male can still enjoy their output, as a good story is a good story regardless of who within it is gay or straight, just as a bad story is a bad story. Therefore, I am happy to say that the newest issue of “Dash” continues expertly from the strong start of the first issue, which I liked a great deal, and even improves upon it!”

David Charles Bitterbaum, The Newest Rant

“There’s something refreshing about “Dash,” Dave Ebersole and Delia Gable’s private-eye-meets-supernatural story set in 1940 Los Angeles. With its mixture of mystery, drama and emotional turmoil, there’s a little something for everyone here.”

Greg McElhatton, Comic Book Resources

” This continues to be an excellent genre mash of noir and supernatural mystery, and right in my own personal sweet spot. It’s like someone’s writing a comic just for me. (To which I say it’s about damn time.)”

Andrea Speed, cxPulp.com 

“Dash: The Mysterious Zita Makara is the story about a gay Private Detective, a mysterious Egyptian woman, a dead antique dealer, and mummies (the walking around kind), but at its heart, it’s a detective story.  The rest serves the story to make it more interesting and complex, but if you’re a fan of noir, than Dave Ebersole and Deila Gable have your ticket filled.”

 -Brad Gischia, Bagandbored.net

“Writer Dave Ebersole and artist Delia Gable present a new classic in the making with a murder mystery that may or may not have a touch of supernatural… with a twist!”

-Jeff Hill, Comicbooked.com

“Dash” is a bi-monthly series, so the time waiting between issues can be excruciating, especially as ‘The Cast of the Mysterious Zita Makara’ develops more and more. It’s still a great read, and Ebersole and Gable create strong tension through humor, empathy, and mystery, keeping it engaging and a blast to go through.”

Matthew Garcia, Multiversity Comics

“DASH #2: fun gumshoe mystery with a supernatural Egyptian conspiracy(?) ”

-Kirk Van Lund, 140 Character Reviews, Comics Bulletin

 

DASH #3

“When I first started reading “Dash” I did not know it would take a turn for the supernatural. I don’t mind it doing so however, because Dash Malone is such a fascinating and easy-to-like guy that I would gladly read a story where he tackles any kind of case–normal, supernatural, etc.”

David Charles Bitterbaum, The Newest Rant

“Wildly entertaining.”

Andrea Speed, cxPulp.com

“If you thought Hollywood was running out of ideas, point them in the direction of one of our favorite independent duos in today’s day-in-age of ComiXology’s fine submit platform and the wonders of how the internet showcases us talent day in and day out.”

-Jordan Cruz, Pulpcultured.com

“A good mystery is when slowly but surely, you see how occurrences that, at first glance, don’t seem to have any connection to each other connect together in a cohesive way, and that’s what we get with DASH. Ebersole and Gable deliver everything a good crime noir should have: booze, broads, action, mystery and sex. In DASH, we get an honest and witty openly gay private eye, who is not ashamed of who he is, which is rarely seen in period pieces. Dashell is not a caricature, but a fully fleshed out character who is smart, loves hard, & you care about him, as well as Cindy, and his friend & insider within the LAPD, Officer Sal McGillicutty.”

-Foxy Jazzabelle, FoxyJassabelle.net

Dash isn’t a damning indictment of the attitudes of the time, as you might expect from more grizzled writers like Ed Brubaker or Greg Rucka, instead this is a positive story about how attitudes can be changed for the better in the face of prejudice and how not all noir stories have to follow the same well worn footsteps.”

Pipedream Comics

“It has become something of an unflattering trope to label LGBTQ media as also fit for straight people. It is synonymous with such words like safe and I don’t think a fair characterization of Dash would call it that. However it is remarkably balanced. Dash is a depiction of a pulp hero that happens to be a gay man. It is an action adventure story which features a queer protagonist and doesn’t shy away from confronting the bigotry he must face, but it excels first and foremost at being a human story.”

– Wes Frazer, Believeinrobots.com

“DASH #3: hehe I love the characters in this series! What a blast to read!”

-Kirk Van Lund, 140 Character Reviews, Comics Bulletin