GTT #13 The Black Dahlia
Written by Joe Brusha
Artwork by Umberto Giampà
Colors by Fran Gamboa w/ J.C. Ruiz
Letters by Fabio Amelia
This time our friends at Grimm Tales of Terror have put together a fantastic tale, weaving together three of the most horrific crimes in history; Jack the Ripper, the Butcher of Kingsbury Run and The Black Dahlia.
Expertly written, these crimes are intertwined, stitched together over time. We all know of Jack the Ripper, the image of a creepy dude in a dark hat and a long black coat slicing up women in White Chapel, London, England. The Butcher of Kingsbury Run was also known as the Cleveland Torso Murderer, a killer who would decapitate his male victims and mutilate and dispose of their remains, leaving the torso usually intact. And finally, the Black Dahlia. The tragic death of Elizabeth Short, an aspiring actress in Hollywood, murdered and mutilated, her body left out in public severed in half, sprawled in a provocative and humiliating position.
All of these crimes remain unsolved to this very day.
So, the author used a little imagination and took it to a whole new level. What if all these crimes were committed by one person?
Now, I know you’re thinking about the fact that Jack the Ripper was killing in the late 1800s and here we are in the year 2019. Nobody lives that long right? So, how in the hell did they pull this off?
I’m not going to tell you. Why would I ruin the issue for you??? It was the last issue in volume four. You really should give it a go. The artwork is amazing. The story is entertaining and actually comes together really nicely. Plus, it’s a great combination of true crime and traditional horror concepts, ya know, the stuff we normally think of when we think of horror. This was definitely a very well sewn together story of fun, horror, true crime creating suspense and thrill with each turn of the page.
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