The Graphic Canon of Crime & Mystery Vol. 2 TP



The latest volume in Russ Kick's New York Times best-selling series retells classic crime fiction in full-color visual comix splendor.
"Easily the most ambitious and successfully realized literary project in recent memory." --NPR "A treasure trove for literary comics fans." --WIRED Here is Teddy Goldenberg's dense, murky treatment of Dashiell Hammett's "The Road Home," often considered the first hardboiled detective story ever published. Shawn Cheng renders the first serial-killer story, the gruesome, so-called fairy tale "Bluebeard" by Charles Perrault. Landis Blair reimagines Kafka's The Trial as a choose-your-own-adventure story that you cannot win, Sally Madden colorfully presents a Father Brown mystery, and Alice Urbino will freak you out with her take on Psycho. Plus 22 other contributors using a wide range of illustrative styles to illuminate Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, Hannibal Lecter, murder ballads, Cain and Abel (the world's first murder), and the forgotten Lady Molly (a contemporary of Sherlock).      As with previous volumes in the Graphic Canon series, the illustrations run the full gamut of media and techniques. The common theme of tracing the origins and standout texts of the morbid and mysterious is what unites these multifarious partners in crime.

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