A few years back I read about the Cleveland Torso murders--perpetrated by what was arguably America's first serial killer, and fought by what was arguably its best (or at least, most famous) crimefighter, "Untouchable" Elliot Ness. I was fascinated by the way events took an opposite tack from Ness's previous exploits--how it was basically one disappointment after another for him. I wanted to make a movie about it.
Today I find out two people beat me to it by creating a graphic novel named Torso about the events.
I checked it out of the library at 5:30. I read it in the next 90 minutes without once looking up. The book is absolutely fantastic--beautifully written, chillingly illustrated, and constructed in a layered way which is innovative and beautiful and staggering.
It's also being made into a movie by David Fincher, to be released next year. (Fincher: "But why do I always have to make the serial killer movies?" Hollywood: "Because you make the best serial killer movies.")
In summary, everybody should drop what they're doing and read this. I don't care if you're delivering a baby.