The Saga of the Bloody Benders: The Infamous Homicidal Family of Labette County, Kansas

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NBM Publishing Company, 2007 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 76 pages
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In his next volume, Geary takes us out to the wild west and the just opened up prairies of Kansas. Out on a deserted stretch of road linking newly forming towns, a mysterious family stakes a claim and builds an inn for weary visitors. Soon, reports multiply of disappearances around that area. Generally, those who disappear have plenty of cash on them. A delicious tale of a gruesome family fronted by a beguiling lass who led their victims on…

A SELECTION OF THE `BEST AMERICAN COMICS 2008` Guest edited by Linda Barry.

A YALSA (Youth Librarians) 2008 GREAT GRAPHIC NOVEL.

“ONE OF THE BEST COMICS OF 2007. Geary is working on a higher plane than just about every other comics creator in the business.” -The Onion

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Review: The Saga of the Bloody Benders (Treasury of Victorian Murder)

User Review  - Km - Goodreads

Appealingly simple graphic style to narrate the story of a murderous family in Kansas. What is known of them is unraveled skillfully and includes well-researched details. Eerie and interesting murder tale. Read full review

Review: The Saga of the Bloody Benders (Treasury of Victorian Murder)

User Review  - Tiffany Maude - Goodreads

Great series. Read full review

About the author (2007)

An award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Rick Geary has worked for Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Heavy Metal, and has contributed to National Lampoon and The New York Times Book Review.