Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Black Dahlia / Written and Illustrated by Rick Geary, 80pp.

I have a vivid memory of being home sick from school and watching the made-for-TV film Who Is the Black Dahlia?  I'd forgotten all the details before picking up Rick Geary's latest, but I remembered the eerie sensation of the story, which relates the grisly murder of Elizabeth Short in postwar LA.  The case is notorious for the hideous nature of the crime and for the fact that it was never solved,  and Geary's graphic novel, part of his Treasury of XXth Century Murder series,brings the story to life ably.  Several of the panels evoke the same chill the movie did.  Satisfying and fun, in the way that true crime is, if we're honest.

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