Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans; Rick Geary

Rick Geary has written several biographical graphic novels over the past twenty or so years in addition to several Treasury of 20th Century Murder graphic novels, of which The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans is his most recent one. Rick Geary's cartooning and narrative voice are unlike just about anything else being done in the comic book medium and all of his graphic novels are excellent.
In The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans, Geary examines the serial killing that happened mostly to grocers in New Orleans in the early part of the 1900s. I'm going to apologize by admitting that I don't have any praise to lavish upon Rick Geary that hasn't already been said or written about him, but I did want to write an Ich Liebe Comics! entry to give a heads up for one of this medium's greatest storytellers - and they make great entryway graphic novels to that person in your life that thinks comics are just of the superhero variety.

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