One thing that’s indisputable is that truth is stranger than fiction, particularly when it comes to crime and killing sprees. Case in point: Ray and Faye Copeland, a couple of elderly serial murderers from Missouri who perpetrated their crimes while in their 70’s. Sound intriguing? Then read on about Family Bones, a true crime graphic novel written by the Copelands’ actual great-nephew.
Shawn Granger’s Family Bones Volume 2, which collects the last five issues of the Family Bones comic book series into a trade paperback, completes the story begun in Volume 1:
The tale of Ray and Faye Copeland, who were sentenced to death for the murder of many farm workers that lived with them, is told through the eyes of their unwitting great-nephew, Shawn Granger, who through it all somehow finds young romance with a neighbor’s daughter. Family Bones is a gritty, fish-out-of-water American gothic that will send shivers down your spine. It deftly blends Granger’s own experiences with those that he gleaned from the rest of his family, and its artwork is by many of the rising stars in the comic book industry, including Brent Giles, Mannie Abeleda, Pablo Agustin Lordi, Stefano Cardoselli, Kyle Strahm, Will Caligan, and more.
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