MEETING COMICS #21: WHERE THE RENT WENT, $5, 55½” x 5½”, 32 pgs.

Mar 15, 2022

This short and sweet mystery is a one-shot out of Neal’s Meeting Comics series. Having read none of the prior issues, I cannot tell you how this holds up to the series at large, but the introduction assures me I don’t need to know to enjoy this one. This mystery follows Val as she tries to figure out just where the rent money, which should be stashed safely away, went (as the title suggests), and just why all her roommates are suddenly propositioning her (I can’t decide if this is classic curvy riot grrrl fanservice or just an accurate representation of what it’s like to be around a bunch of horny young punks (really, equally likely)). This isn’t a nailbiter, though: it ends quickly and goes down easy while giving you the satisfaction having figured out whodunit. –jimmy cooper (Andrew Neal, PO Box 436, Hillsborough, NC 27278,