Bedlam is bananas, and I love it.
Imagine the worst serial killer of our time is “fixed” by a mad scientist. As he ventures back out into society, he feels compelled to help the police understand a new serial killer that is terrorizing the streets. But is he motivated by a desire to help, or just drawn to the type of violence he used to inflict on others? And what will happen to his “recovery” if he keeps hanging around corpses?
These are just some of the questions that Nick Spencer asks in his wonderfully twisted story. This is a book that is just as much about the visuals as the writing though, and Riley Rossmo is doing some amazing work in Bedlam.
Issue #3 deals with former killer Filmore Press trying to convince the police he is there to help, when they are eyeing him as a suspect in the recent spate of murders. He’s almost oblivious to the fact that they are lining him up as the killer, because he’s so preoccupied with profiling the killer and linking him to many other unsolved cases.
Between the multi-leveled mysteries, the disturbing atmosphere and the cast of lunatics, Bedlam is one heck of a wild ride. It’s unlike anything else I’ve read in recent years, and it’s totally worth your time and money.
5 ouf of 5 Open Cases