Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti; Rick Geary

The past few days I've been in a catching up with my graphic novel reading and one of the delights as it always is when I read a Rick Geary graphic novel, was Rick Geary's 2011 biography of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two anarchists who were accused of robbery and murder in the early part of the 20th century. The case was very controversial (especially in Europe) and the outcome and the verdict they received is still in question today. Geary presents all of his research on Sacco and Vanzetti and their trial on a very objective plane, leaving the reader to come to their own conclusions.

Rick Geary has written and drawn several Victorian true crime murder graphic novels for NMB, including: The Terrible Ax-Men of New Orleans, Lizzy Borden, Abraham Lincoln, the Kidnapping of the Lindberg Baby, The Assassination of President Garfield, The Mystery of Mary Rogers, and Jack The Ripper. All of Rick Geary's graphic novels are excellent and even if you think you know everything about the subject of one of Geary's graphic novels, after reading Geary's version you'll more than probably discover some new facets and or marvel at the way Geary has presented these historical records. Rick Geary's handsome graphic novels come in affordable hardcover and softcover versions and are great books to share with people who love history or people who are new to what comics can do beyond the escapist genres.

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