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

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NBM/ComicsLit, 2007 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 80 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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User Review  - sorell - LibraryThing

I know that I said the Axeman of New Orleans was the best in the series, but I lied! Bloody Benders is by far the best. The illustrations are far more complex and intriguing. The story kept me hooked ... Read full review

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

The Benders were a strange family who bought a homestead in the early days of Kansas settlement. There land lay on the main road through the state and they partitioned there home into part grocery ... Read full review

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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.