The Black Dahlia #1

The Black Dahlia #1

Writer: Matz, David Fincher Artist: Miles Hyman Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 8, 2016 Cover Price: $29.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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What's to Love: This gripping graphic novel adaptation of the highly acclaimed book by James Ellroy, The Black Dahlia, delves deeply into one of the most haunting unsolved crimes in American history. Award-winning filmmaker David Fincher (Gone Girl, Zodiac) and acclaimed storyteller Matz (The Killer) worked at length to preserve much of Ellroy's original dialogue while bringing the stark images of 1940s L.A. to full, living color with illustrator Miles Hyman.

What It Is: LAPD investigators Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard find themselves enthralled with the mysterious and brutal murder of a beautiful young woman, Elizabeth Short. Their obsession takes a dark turn as they delve into the underbelly of Hollywood and the heart of the dead woman's tortured and twisted past. It is a case that will test their mettle and their sanity.

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Jun 8, 2016

    Adapting James Ellroy's classic noir novel, Matz, David Fincher and Miles Hyman's The Black Dahlia is a dark and unsettling fever-dream descent into obsession and the dangers of inner demons that lives up to the pedigree of the source material. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comix I Read - Tyler Omichinski Jun 15, 2016

    If you're in the mood for a solid noir story, and sticking with all the tropes and themes of the genre, you can do far worse than Black Dahlia. It is not the best comic I've ever read, but it is a solid piece and I'll be excited to see how this team continues to develop their positions in comics. Read Full Review

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