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 Dreddwriter Alan Grant. Bonus gallery featuring Frank Quitely and Gary Erskine. Cover by Rian Hughes.
Writer: Martin Conaghan
Artist: Will Pickering
Cover: Rian Hughes Introduction: Alan Grant
Interview with Martin Conaghan on Talking Transfuzion
978-0-9836307-3-9 • 118 pages • $12.99 • Preview Pages
"Conaghan and Pickering’s excellent graphic novel taking a factual based look at one of the darker momentsin Edinburgh’s history, stripping away the oft misunderstood folk-lore surrounding these two iconic figures and delivering a ghoulish, yet fascinating account of murder, history, medicine and greed."---Forbidden Planet