One thing you might not know about me is I’m a huge True Crime nerd. If you check out my bookcase it’s pretty much all crime related. You’ll find everything from Ann Rule to technical books. Yes, you should be afraid. I’m just kidding. Maybe. Anyway, you can imagine my excitement when I saw that Dark Horse Comics was coming out with Green River Killer: A True Detective Story. This comic is obviously different but the take on the case is as well. I’ve read a number of books and articles on The Green River Killer (Gary Ridgeway) but this one is coming from Jeff Jensen. Why does this matter? His father was on the actual task force that was assigned the the case. You can read a really interesting interview with Mr. Jensen here.
You can pre-order a copy now and it hits stands September 7th. It’s a hardcover collection and will set you back around $25. If you shop on Amazon though you can pick up Green River Killer: A True Detective Story for just $16.49. As I mentioned before the story is by Jeff Jensen and the artist is Jonathan Case. Here’s a little more about the story:
The story of one of America’s most notorious killers is revealed in this true-crime comic unlike any other!
Throughout the 1980s, the highest priority of Seattle-area police was the apprehension of the Green River Killer, the man responsible for the murders of dozens of women. In 1990, with the body count numbering at least forty-eight, the case was put in the hands of a single detective, Tom Jensen. After twenty years, when the killer was finally captured with the help of DNA technology, Jensen spent 180 days interviewing Gary Leon Ridgway in an effort to learn his most closely held secrets–an epic confrontation with evil that proved as disturbing and surreal as can be imagined.
Written by Jensen’s own son, acclaimed entertainment writer Jeff Jensen, Green River Killer: A True Detective Story presents the ultimate insider’s account of America’s most prolific serial killer.
I plan on picking this up and putting together a review, hopefully. I’m actually really looking forward to this! Is anyone else planning to pick it up or check it out?