The Graphic Canon of Crime and Mystery Vol. 2
The latest volume in Russ Kick's series retells classic crime fiction in full-color visual comix splendor. Here are 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 so-called fairy tale "Bluebeard" by Charles Perrault. Landis Blair reimagines The Trial as a choose-your-own-adventure story that you cannot win, and Ted Rall retells an O. Henry story about a petty criminal who just can't get arrested. Plus 28 other contributors using a wide range of illustrative styles.