The Killer Inside Me #1

The Killer Inside Me #1

Writer: Devin Faraci Artist: Vic Malhotra Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Jim Thompson's sinewy, brutal, and beloved novel comes to life as a five-part graphic noir! Adapted by writer Devin Faraci (The Fade-In) and illustrated with gut-punchingly vivid art by Vic Malhotra (Murder Book).
In THE KILLER INSIDE ME, Thompson went where few have dared, giving us a pitch-black glimpse into the mind of the American serial killer years before Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Brett Easton Ellis's American Psycho, in the novel that will forever be known as the master performance of one of the greatest crime novelists of all time.
Lou Ford is the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas. The worst thing most people can say against him is that he's a little slow and a little boring. But, then, most people don't know about the sickness-the sickness that almost got Lou put away when he was younger. The sickness that is about to surface again.
•   Foreword by Stephen King!
•   Variant covers by Robert Hack (Mean Streets).
•   "Probably the most chilling and believable first-person story of a criminally-warped mind I have ever encountered." -Stanley Kubrick
•   Part of IDW's five-week Creator Visions event! Five creator-driven books, launched in five straight weeks!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 6, 2016

    While film has fumbled with the story of Lou Ford, comic books provide a reverent stage for The Killer Inside Me. Devin Faraci, Vic Malhotra and Jason Millet provide an almost direct translation of Jim Thompson’s work, never once shying away from the more unpleasant aspects of the original work, and using Thompson’s own prose as a weapon instead of a crutch to be relied on. You never know what is lurking in the mind of those around you, but The Killer Inside Me #1 shows you exactly what Lou Ford is thinking, and while it isn’t easy to take it, it is impossible to look away. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Aug 31, 2016

    It would be a brave thing indeed, then, to kick off a burgeoning comic book writing career by adapting a story Faraci has openly professed to love, and has criticized other people's interpretations, or even attitudes, towards it. (A more damning line from his review of The Killer Inside Me reads, "'The Killer Inside Me' hasn't just been adapted in the past, it's been essentially picked clean by pop culture.") Tempting fate further is the description Faraci gives himself on the bio page at the end of the issue, which reads, "a film critic, podcaster and now comic-book writer." Well. If the next couple of issues pan out as well as his first just did, it would be just fine to welcome him to this perilous new format. Welcome to comics, Devin Faraci " hope you survive the experience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Aug 30, 2016

    Jim Thompson was a crime writer who was largely unrecognised during his lifetime. He wrote harrowing fiction that dealt with the darkest regions of Mans soul. Some of his work has been transposed into film, work such as The Grifters, and now IDW are reimaging his work for comic book readers. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Laramie Martinez Aug 31, 2016

    There is definitely effort here. You can see it in the writing as well as the art, but sometimes for one reason or another the end product does not live up to what we would have liked. As I said earlier, the creators make an attempt at respecting the source material, but in the end, they just can't seem to squeeze enough of the story into the issue. Read Full Review

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