Read Simon and Kirby’s Comic Rendering of the H.H. Holmes Case

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This week, The Simon & Kirby Library: Crime , a collection of some of the hardest-hitting crime strips from the golden age of comics, hit shelves with a bang. The latest volume in the Simon & Kirby series is chock full of ruthless criminals and dastardly plots, all produced in the 1950s by the creators of Captain America, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. To whet your appetite (and perhaps send a chill down your spine), we have a full tale from the book to share with you, courtesy of the fine folk at Titan Books. Many of the comics in the collection feature real-world criminals (think Ma Barker, Al Capone and Pretty Boy Floyd) and this one is no different — it stars H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer, whom you may know from Erik Larson’s National Book Award-nominated The Devil in the White City . Click through to check out the tale, and then if you’re hooked, make sure to pick up a copy of the book!