Torso (comic)

Torso (comic)


publisher=Image Comics
series=True Crime
origdate=October 1998 - September 1999
writers=Brian Michael Bendis
Marc Andreyko
artists=Brian Michael Bendis

"Torso" is a graphic novel written by Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko, with art by Brian Michael Bendis. It is based on the true story of the Cleveland Torso Murderer.

Publication history

"Torso" was originally published as a six issued limited series by Image Comics. The series was collected in a trade paperback, "Torso: A True Crime Graphic Novel," in 2001, and also published by Image.


"Torso" tells the story of the real life "Torso Murderer", a serial killer who was active during 1934 to 1938. He received his nickname because he left only the torsos of his victims. Without fingerprints or dental records, these victims were very difficult to identify in a time before DNA testing. The investigator on the case was Eliot Ness, Cleveland chief of police and former head of the Untouchables.

Awards and recognition

"Torso" was winner of the 1999 Eisner Award for "Comic Book Excellence, Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition". [ [ Awards Presented at the 1999 Comic-Con International ] ]

Appearances in other media

On January 12, 2006, "Variety" reported that director David Fincher would be directing a film version of "Torso" for Paramount Pictures. The producers are Bill Mechanic, Don Murphy, Todd McFarlane and Terry Fitzgerald. Screenwriter Ehren Kruger is set to adapt the graphic novel. [cite web
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