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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Conrad "Connie" Bremen is an ex-con carrying the stench of a sordid, secret past. Connie just wants to get on with his life, but he's attracting the attention of all the wrong people: the Mob, the CIA, the FBI -- and the nymphomaniac daughter of a Texas millionaire. Everyone has plans for Connie, whether he likes it or not. And some of those plans include the murder of a p ...more
Paperback, 117 pages
Published May 11th 1993 by Dark Horse Books
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A fictional account of events for some of the imagined fringe players of the JFK assassination, leading up to and following from November 1963.

Maybe I take such things too seriously, but let us face that this still remains an event where no satisfactory conclusion has been brought to the shameful assassination. I hope most people accept there was more than one shooter, and as such so many unacceptable questions unresolved. But let us accept that such things still allow for fictional imagination

I like the surprise Jonathan Vankin points out, there is
very little fiction written about the JFK assassination. This graphic novel tells a plausible version (it is around the edges of the main story).

Like Don Delillo's 'Libra' and James Ellroy's 'American Tabloid,' it
raises questions about what kind of a country we really are. (I started
reading Ellroy's later novel about the JFK assassination a few years
ago and put it down because it was so violent and sexually yucky..
not that I am a
Aug 15, 2007 Adam rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: any conspiracy theorists
Shelves: comics
This is one of my all-time favorite comics. Written by Steven Grant and drawn by Vince Giarrano, Badlands imagines a possible scenario leading up to the assassination of President Kennedy. In the grand tradition of crime fiction, it features a main character who can't seem to make a good decision, along with corrupt oil men, a nymphomaniac daughter, and a scary, scary hired killer. The really scary part, of course, is just how plausible it all seems.
Christine Engelbrecht
This graphic novel has a historic lens, exploring conspiracy theories around the assassination of John F. Kennedy. A must-read for any JFK history lovers.
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