Graphic Content: 3 Comics Based On Real Crimes | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Graphic Content: 3 Comics Based On Real Crimes

Play associated audio

I'm pretty much a snob when it comes to true-crime stories. I want something vivid — but I also don't want eight pages of shocking photos or a garish cover featuring a mugshot of some dude who needs a sandwich, a shave and a hug.

I want my tales of real-life mayhem to be well-researched and with the weight of history behind them — but also move with the speed of a movie.

Which is why I love it when crime stories are told in graphic-novel form. Here are three of my favorites.

Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

NPR

How One Poet's 'Genius Grant' Became A Gift To Future Generations

Amy Clampitt was named a MacArthur genius in 1992. Today, the home she bought with her award money is used to house rising poets in tuition-free residencies.
NPR

Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.
WAMU 88.5

Majority Of Virginians Support Medicaid Expansion, According To Poll

Nearly two-thirds of Virginians support expanding Medicaid in Virginia, according to a new poll released this morning, but they are also skeptical whether the federal government can pay its share.
NPR

When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.