Sailor Twain ~or~ The Mermaid in the Hudson - Mark Siegel

For the most part I absolutely loved this comic. The pencil art, cartoony characters, mysterious situation, clever mythology, and intriguing characters all lead to an exciting tale about a ship's captain (named Twain, no--possible!--relation), a philandering ship's owner, and a mermaid in late 19th century NY. I write "for the most part" because I feel the last 20% or so felt rushed (especially considering the leisurely pace to begin with and overall length of the tale) and led to some confusion rather than  illumination. Still, maybe you will have a better grasp with the ending and thus see this as you should: an amazing work of comic narrative.