It's as atmospheric as your 10 favorite film noirs all rolled up into a ball.
The result is a cast of well-drawn characters, a good (and faithful, for the most part, to the truth) story, intriguing artwork, a fine script, and a bang-up mystery.
Bendis uses some great narrative and visual effects in this story, including skewed page layouts and story panels that shuffle hither and yon.
I'll preface this by saying that my husband has a pretty deep interest (obsession) in the lives of serial killers; Needless to say he has quite a collection of books. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Aly P.
Excellent crime procedural with fantastic artwork and crisp dialogue, although it feels too short for my taste. I wanted to keep reading well after the last page. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Cesar Barron
This pulled me in, all the way. I enjoyed reading this as much as any graphic novel or book that I can remember. Read morePublished on January 24, 2012 by Scott McFarland
I don't know what it is about this volume, but I've had THREE different copies of this, all of which had the binding separate from it. Read morePublished on November 4, 2011 by Kyle
Torso is the type of comic which takes known facts and converts them into a storyline. This specific plot focuses on the famous Eliot Ness detective and his downfall following his... Read morePublished on August 13, 2010 by danny boy
'Torso', a well-researched account of the investigation into the grisly crimes of one of America's first recorded serial killers, is an incredible read. Read morePublished on May 18, 2010 by James Brackett
I've heard good things about Brian Michael Bendis and finally got around to reading one of his works. Read morePublished on July 11, 2006 by Colleen McMahon
I wrote a terrible, scathing review of Bendis's "Goldfish" title. It was so bad that I considered asking for my $ back but didn't. Read morePublished on March 28, 2005 by John B. Hubbard Jr.
despite being very well paced, stylishly presented and interestingly plotted, "torso" suffers from a disapointing conclusion. Read morePublished on January 14, 2004 by zach kessler