Rick Geary’s ‘MADISON SQUARE TRAGEDY’ Brings The Murder To You

Rick Geary’s latest Treasury of XXth Century Murder volume, Madison Square Tragedy: The Murder of Stanford White is available now.

Rick recently spoke to Comic Book Resources about what went into re-creating the Stanford White Murder, his distinctive style and the specific moment which sparked his interest in the genre.

Read the interview HERE and after the jump read what critics are saying about Rick’s latest.

 

“A brilliant visual representation of America at the turn of the century with Geary’s trademark stark linework…a shining example of the possibilities of the comic medium.”

New York Journal of Books

“Madison Square Tragedy is vicariously entertaining…It’s a thought-provoking, wonderfully delineated read.”

Comics Worth Reading

“The art is clean and beautiful.”

Sequential Tart

“The most remarkable thing about all of these books is just how consistent Geary is: each one is beautiful to look at, thoroughly researched, and delivers maximum entertainment value to the reader.”

Comics Waiting Room

And finally, No Flying No Tights takes a look at Geary’s A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium calling it:

“Geary’s very dry wit and expert pacing hit just the right note on this journey into the macabre. A bit of history about the Victorian Era begins the work, setting the stage for the conservative cloak of respectability characteristic of the times. Victorians’ high-minded attitudes hid the degeneracy of most of the murderers, making the facts all the more shocking. That contrast weaves through each of the tales, offering some background and an explanation of how the crimes could be committed. Like many true crime tales, the fact that these are actual deaths lends its own chill alongside Geary’s well-researched and gritty prose.”

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About the Author

Stefan Blitz
NBM publicist Stefan Blitz graduated Temple University with a degree in Communications, specifically studying media and English. While in Philadelphia, he served as the College Representative for Warner Bros. Pictures. He has also been the Associate Editor of Comicology Magazine; a writer/assistant editor for an educational dot com start-up; a retail manager on several different occasions; and dressed as a colonial person at the Liberty Bell. Since 2004, Blitz has been professionally active online, first blogging and then organizing and running several different webzines. He is the editor-in-chief of the pop culture site, Forces of Geek. He has two dogs named Harry and Sophie and likes falafel.

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