The Cleaners: Absent Bodies

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Dark Horse Comics, 2010 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 129 pages
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In the dark tradition of Los Angeles noir, The Cleaners is the story of a ragtag team of for-hire trauma-scene cleaners led by ex-surgeon Robert Bellarmine. Contracted with sanitizing some of the nastiest crime and accident scenes in the tri-county L.A. basin, the team battles against what could only be described as the grim, unknowable face of the supernatural. But by focusing on the scientific explanation, no matter how aberrant or extraordinary, they counteract centuries-old superstition to prove things are seldom what they seem...

In Absent Bodies, Bellarmine and his crew take on a series of gruesome tasks starting with a bloodbath that covers an entire neighborhood. This investigation leads them toward uncovering a disturbing mystery involving missing people — mostly children — which dates back longer than the history of the city itself.

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User Review  - Matt Piechocinski - Goodreads

Great premise, but Wheaton and Failkhov were trying to cram in all these extra subplots, which never really got explained. If they toned that down, this would have been pretty good instead of just fair. Read full review

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User Review  - Henry - Goodreads

A short graphic novella whose lead character heads a team specialising in the cleaning of the more gruesome trauma scenes within the LA area (bloody suicides, murders etc), as occurring in surburban ... Read full review

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