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In 1998, if someone had told me I would be spending the next eight years of my life involved in injustice, I would have said "You are stark raving mad!". Well, I am here to eat those words.

In 1997, a friend was telling me about twin sisters, Betty Wilson and Peggy Lowe, from Alabama who were arrested and tried for supposedly hiring an alcoholic, drug addict con-man, James Dennison White, to kill Betty's wealthy husband, Dr. Jack Wilson, who was a very well-liked and well-known eye doctor in Huntsville. Both sisters were tried on the same evidence and lying testimony. Betty was convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole because she was a rich bitch and slept with a black man in Alabama. Peggy, the saintly one, was acquitted. The convicted con-man, who never really admitted to killing the doctor, has come up for parole several times but is still incarcerated.

After spending six years studying this case including both trial transcripts, putting up an extensive website (http://hankford.com/bettywilson) and spending the remaining two years putting together a book about this case Killer For Hire - The Final Chapter of the Alabama Twins Murder Case, I, as many others, believe that the real killer of the doctor is walking around free. Neither of the twin sisters had a motive to have the good doctor put away but the doctor's ex-wife and son did.

As time permits, I hope to present other similar cases of injustice along with information on books, movies, TV shows, video games, etc., related to mystery crime. In the meantime please visit http://mysterycrimescene.com/.

Mystery Crime Comic Books

Sunday, August 2, 2009

When I said I got head-over-hills involved in mystery crime, I wasn’t lying. Two years ago I started a web site http://mysterycrimescene.com. It has over seventy-five pages devoted to mystery crime. One of the pages is Mystery Crime Art with a link to Comic Book Art Mystery Crime Comic Books. I have always been amazed at the talent of comic book artists. Their knowledge of human anatomy is unbelievable! The page features some of the famous superheroes and super villains such as Superman and Lex Luthor, Batman and The Joker, Spider-Man and the Green Goblin, and Wonder Woman and Cheetah just to name a few.

Well, one day out of the clear blue I received an email from a fellow at DC Comics. He wanted to know if I would be interested in being added to their email and mailing lists. Of course I was!

About a month later I received a wonderful paperback graphic (comic book) novel, 100 Bullets:Wilt. It is approximately 300 pages of shoot ‘em up bang bang, four letter words and nudity. It is definitely rated M for mature. The art work is superb. This is the thirteenth and final volume of the 100 Bullets series. The Chicago Sun-Times said, “One of the greatest works of crime fiction in any medium.”

Two days ago, I received two more graphic novels, Dark Entries and Filthy Rich (intriguing title). Both of them are hardbacks. I haven’t had a chance to read them but just flipping through the pages, they are also rated M for mature.

And I thought comic books were for kids! I guess I need to crawl out from under my rock ever so often.

Any of you comic book enthusiast care to comment? Who is your favorite comic book superhero? Super villain? What do your think about graphic novels?

Superhero Comic Books
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