The Graphic Canon of Crime & Mystery Vol 2

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Crime stories are as old as time. Tales of killing, revenge, mystery, and judgement have been depicted in the Bible and continue with novels that were adapted into movies. The Graphic Canon of Crime and Mystery Volume 2 is an illustrated look into the genre. Twenty-six classic stories of murder are artistically transformed by some of the best contemporary comic artists. The stories range from Cain and Abel in the Book of Genesis to Mario Puzo’s The Godfather.

Edited by Russ Kick, this newest installment in the Graphic Canon series is perfect for anyone who loves classic mysteries. The new works commissioned for this book offer an intriguing, enjoyable look into many well-known crime stories. The styles of the adaptations are as diverse as the artists featured. Dame Darcy’s neo-Victorian style perfectly depicts the narrator’s mindset in Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart. Children’s book artist Kim Clements gives Agatha Christie’s The Secret Adversary a fun cartoon feel. Teddy Goldenberg’s adaptation of the hard-boiled detective story The Road Home is as dark and intense as Dashiell Hammett’s original novel.

The Graphic Canon of Crime and Mystery Volume 2 is one killer book.


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Author Russ Kick
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Seven Stories Press
Publish Date 07-Dec-2021
ISBN 9781609808266
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Issue May 2022
Category Sequential Art
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