I was intrigued by the idea of a true crime comic book. The author’s dad was one of the detectives who worked the Green River Killer’s case. So the book is really an homage to his father more than a detailed account of the GRK case. I think that’s really sweet. It makes it more of a story than a true crime book though. Which, is fine, there’s several nonfiction books on the GRK already out there. So I like that this one comes from a different angle. It was refreshing.

However, if you’re not familiar with the GRK case and you’d like to read something about it, this is not really a good starting point. It would probably help to have a bit of background on the case before you read this. I’m not saying read a whole other book before reading this, but maybe cruise the wikipedia entry or something.

The art was great; it was all black and white, and while some people might find that boring I thought it was a good idea. The story itself is so grim and gory, there is no need to add to it with glossy, full-color decay and rot. The story in black and white is plenty chilling.

I don’t normally read comics, but this true crime/comic crossover idea seemed too compelling for me not to try. I’m glad I did. I couldn’t put the book down.

This comic is published by Dark Horse Comics and is out right now! Get it.


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