In the last issue of the first Goldie Vance story, our
intrepid heroine dodges Russians spies, the cops, and the whims of gravity to
save a missing hotel guest from certain doom! Will she survive her undercover
mission to a rival hotel? Will her cute friend Diane want to be more than just
a friend? Tune in to find out!
By day, Goldie is a valet at the chic Crossed Palms Resort
in sunny Florida, USA. Also by day, she helps the hotel detective to solve even
the most mundane case. When a guest’s necklace goes missing, it’s up to Goldie
and her not-boss to solve the mystery. But neither of them could have guessed
that the solution was part of a bigger problem…
I’ve loved everything about the Goldie Vance books, from the
animated art style to the fact that Goldie’s mom works as a live mermaid in a
downtown club. It’s a book that you’ll enjoy if you’re into retro settings,
sleuthing, Grease-esque drag racing, mild Cold War era political overtures, or
all of the above. I’m so excited that this series is now ongoing and we get to
read more adventures soon, and now’s the perfect time to get caught up on this
Kara Szamborski supervises the production coordinator team
at comiXology and co-hosts the weekly comiXologist podcast to help you find the
perfect comic for you. She is currently resisting the urge to write Spidevil
“Ryugyong Hotel” (,Hotel of Doom’), in Pyongyang ~ The tallest building in the North Korea! … Because boundaries, divisions, ideologies, systems … exist only in small people heads… ;)- The same shit - everywhere!
the Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea (abandoned in 1992)
Welcome to the Hotel of Doom: The 3,000 room monstrosity in Kim
Jong-Un’s starving dictatorship no foreigner has stepped inside… until
The world’s biggest hotel is set to open in North Korea next year
When it opens it will be 26 years after building work began
It is built in Pyongyang, a city so poor it cannot light up the streets at night
In 2008, after 16 years of inactivity and
to the astonishment of Western observers, work suddenly resumed. Last
year, its concrete was strengthened and its exterior coated in
£111 million worth of glass, which lights up with furnace-like
brilliance when it catches the sun.
While the precise terms of his negotiation with the new government had never been announced, the result was an open secret: Zero Moustafa had traded a great and important fortune in exchange for one costly, unprofitable, doomed hotel.Why?
“You see, we shared a vocation. It wouldn’t have been necessary. He’s always with me. To be frank, I think his world had vanished long before he ever entered it. No, the hotel – I keep for Agatha. We were happy here. For a little while.”