STAGGER LEE, by Derek McCulloch and Shepherd Hendrix
(Image Comics, $17.99; release date May 9, 2006)

Posted by Anneli Rufus at 11:20 pm, Thursday, May 18, 2006

You’ve gotta wonder why one little murder in St. Louis, in 1895 — a guy shooting a guy in a bar — would unleash a flood of folk songs immortalizing the killer, a carriage driver whom some say was a pimp. But it did, and the legend lives on through recordings by everyone from Woody Guthrie to Professor Longhair to Tina Turner to Nick Cave. The latest addition to Stagger Lee (aka Stackolee, Stagolee, and Stag Lee) lore, this hefty graphic novel took writer McCulloch and artist Hendrix seven years to complete. Diving deep inside the heads of even minor characters, it’s so visually and verbally rich as to raise the bar for its genre. This is how good graphic novels can be — and it leaves others looking lazy by comparison.

Grade: A



3 Responses to “STAGGER LEE, by Derek McCulloch and Shepherd Hendrix
(Image Comics, $17.99; release date May 9, 2006)

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    Hey!, to be honest I did not know that topics like STAGGER LEE, by Derek McCulloch and Shepherd Hendrix (Image Comics, $17.99; release date May 9, 2006) had anything to do with Comics & Graphic Novels (which is what I was searching on). I found the article interesting though.

  2. St Louis Missouri News Says:


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    We (st louis mo) are known for our murders.. so yeah i can see why one in the 1800′s would have such an effect lol

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    The city of murders ^^


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