by Brian Michael Bendis, Marc Andreyko


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The gripping tale of Eliot Ness' chase of America's first serial killer: the mysterious torso killer! This 1999 Eisner Award-winner for Comic Book Excellence is completely reformatted in this newest edition to the Jinxworld library!

Cleveland. 1935. Eliot Ness, fresh from his legendary Chicago triumph over Al Capone and associates, set his sights on Cleveland. He went on a crusade that matched, and sometimes even surpassed, his past accomplishments. But dismembered body parts started washing up in a concentrated area of Lake Erie Sound. Headless torsos that left no clues to their identity or reason for death. Elliot Ness and his colorful gang of The Unknowns chased this killer through the underbelly of Cleveland for years. As far as the public was concerned, he was never captured. But what really happened is even more shocking.

Written and illustrated by Brian Michael Bendis, the awrd-winning author Daredevil, Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers and more, and Marc Andreyko, comes a new trade paperback edition of Torso!

Brian Michael Bendis's critically acclaimed Jinxworld library now comes to DC! These classic, award-winning graphic novels, including JINX, TORSO, POWERS, GOLDFISH, BRILLIANT, TAKIO and SCARLET among others, will now be re-released under the DC banner alongside other seminal books such as BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and WATCHMEN. These beloved, hard-to-find Jinxworld titles will be accompanied by new stories from continuing series like POWERS, SCARLET and THE UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC., as well as new series such as PEARL and COVER. Catch up with the vast library of graphic novels from one of the greatest comics creators ever with Jinxworld!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401290528
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 469,146
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Brian Michael Bendis is an award-winning comics creator, New York Times bestseller and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. In his 20 years at Marvel Comics, he produced some of the greatest graphic novels the publisher has ever seen, including Daredevil, Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers, House of M, Secret Invasion, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Alias, All-New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, Guardians of The Galaxy and many more. Bendis is also known for his the creator-owned works, including Powers, Scarlet, Brilliant, Goldfish, Fire, Jinx and Torso. He lives in Portland, OR with his family.

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Torso 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
clfisha on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fascinating true crime comic.Its the 1930s and Elliot Ness's new post as Cleveland's safety director coincides with the the rise of the gruesome serial killer: The Torso killer. Based of real events this is a stunning example of why comics can be so good. It helps that the story is so interesting, dealing with the dramatic events of post Untouchable Ness. The comic manages to invoke the social and political framework surrounding the case, so we see the media circus, the high class parties, the slums and their degrading poverty. On top on this we get stunning art, hard black & white images rub shoulders with grainy photos and news clippings of the case. The is inventive use of panel structure to intensify certain aspects: the circular nature of interrogation, the long slog going "door to door". Ok the serial killer has been done before and it's not for the faint hearted but all crime and comics lovers this is a must. It is a graphic novel to show to people as an example of what can be achieved.
shaososa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Graphic novel or not, the story of Cleveland's Torso Killer is both fascinating and grim. Bendis and Andreyko take its history and present it in one of the most stylish trade paperbacks I have ever seen. The characters jump out at you with crisp pulpy candor Tarantino would drool over; and the pacing builds up to a nail biting climax. Kudos to the two industry veterans.
Hairdresser007 More than 1 year ago
I read this years ago. I remember I was riveted by it. It's a murder mystery plus gay love story. It broke my heart and I remember looking for hustlers to fall in love with after I read it! HAHA. Really, it is a great read.