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In 1828, two Irishmen named William Burke and William Hare murdered 16 people and disposed of the bodies to Dr Robert Knox at Edinburgh University for dissection, setting in motion a scandal that would rock the world's medical establishment. Writer Martin Conaghan and artist Will Pickering deliver a ghoulishly true story of of medicine, murder and money set at the height of Edinburgh's enlightenment. In addition to the full length comic story, the book is also fully annotated.. Introduction by Judge Dredd writer Alan Grant. Bonus gallery featuring Frank Quitely and Gary Erskine. Cover by Rian Hughes. Reviews of Burke & Hare. " a ghoulish, yet fascinating account of murder, history, medicine and greed." - Forbidden Planet, "A shadowy tale of greed and violence." - The List, "Well paced, beautifully illustrated and painstakingly researched." - Down the Tubes, "Brimming with murder, intrigue, cover-ups, conspiracies, and mystery" - Sci-Fi Pulse
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Caliber Rounds is a monthly 'magazine' spotlighting Caliber's creators and titles with interviews, profiles, previews, and more. This first issue clocks in at a large 38 pages with interviews from Kevin Van Hook on doing Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ben Sherrill and his Ballad of Rory Hawkins, Mayen Briem on the genesis of Horror City, and Steve Jones takes a look at Dracula and wants to know why the Count can't gain popularity ala Sherlock Holmes. Plus a look at all the releases from Caliber's first year since it returned to publishing. There's also a sneak peak at some upcoming titles.
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"Velda: Girl Detective" is a multileveled representation of the more lurid of the 1950s crime comics as if it actually existed as a classic Golden Age comic. The comic series was more than a passing homage to the noir films and hard-boiled detective school of writing of the 1950s as it included in certain issues as special features a Velda paper doll kit and the complete 1955 Velda pinup calendar to provide authenticity. The comics also included vintage parody ads as well as featurettes such as "Hawkshaw Hawk, Bird Detective" and "Neolithica: Girl of the Pleistocene" to entertain readers. Though the work of fiction, the comics were presented to the audience as if Velda actually existed and had her private eye investigative adventures during the 1950's in the big city. This publication collects issues 1-8 and all the Velda bonus features.
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