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Pulled out of exile from a dark corner of the world, renowned-surgeon-turned-fringe-medicine-eccentric Doctor Randal Horne must return to New York City to investigate a tragic research lab accident that’s left one man dead, and inexplicably headless. Now with the help of a distrusting NYPD detective and a team of doctors from the CDC, Horne must diagnose this and other see ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published January 30th 2013 by Oni Press (first published June 13th 2012)
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Alan
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite science fiction shows of recent years was Fringe. So add Fringe's concepts to the very good writing team of Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir and I think the reader receives a very satisfying read.

When a corpse is found that has an invisible head a search begins for a doctor who works in the areas of fringe medicine. Out of seclusion comes Randal Horne, a man who five years before own arrogance had led to a patient's death. During that time he has been on walkabout and now
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Malcolm Cox
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This had a distinct X-Files feel to it, with the main characters being very reminiscent of Mulder and Scully (excepting that the Mulder character talks to the memory of a woman he killed and who is a continued presence to him). This volume deals with two cases: invisibility and werewolves. I very much enjoyed the stories and the directions in which they took. It was particularly refreshing when they bumped off a major character in the second of the two stories, a particularly grisly scene.
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Jeff James
Bad Medicine follows disgraced former cardiologist Dr. Randal Horne and hard-nosed NYPD detective Joely Huffman as they work together to solve strange murders apparently caused by fringe science and exotic diseases. Also along for the ride are the ever-cranky pathologist Teague and his oh-so-snarky partner, Hogarth. The first collected volume of Bad Medicine includes two story arcs. In the first arc, detective Huffman discovers a dead man with an invisible head in an experimental lab, and tracks ...more
Skye Kilaen
A moody, dark supernatural cop drama centered around Dr. Randal Horne, a physician who killed one of his patients by using a drug his colleagues knew was unsafe. A murder case where the dead body has an invisible head brings him into contact with Detective Joely Huffman and two CDC agents. Together they must track down a rogue researcher whose experiments with a retrovirus now have a body count. The second case for this unlikely team brings them to a small town, looking for an explanation for an ...more
Kim Heimbuch
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Janessa, Age 15
I wasn’t expecting one hundred twenty pages when I requested this title for review. I was excited to read this and could hardly contain myself once I had it in my hands. The artwork is very well done, using darker tones to convey this story as a suspense/horror style graphic novel. With a strong female protagonist as the leading detective, it gives the story about a dead scientist a little softer side and compassion, while never losing her rough-around-the-edges appeal
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Misitio
Nov 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up the novel. I wasn't familiar with any of the names on the creative team. I now have new names to look out for. I enjoyed the read; the plot of the story was full of suspense and kept my attention to the end.
Andrew
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
Bad Medicine consists of dull characters, lazy pseudo-science, choppy story-telling, plot holes, dropped threads, atrocious "comic" relief, half-baked concepts, and good art that doesn't help nearly enough. Blah.
John
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
I hated that the authors tried to give scientific explanations about what was happening...apart from that it was an Okish read.
Megan Alabaugh
A pretty good beginning. I am interested to see how things continue.
Brandon
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
"Ok" pretty much sums it up. Maybe it will stick with its "Fringe meets B.P.R.D." vibe and stay solidly ok, but it could also get a lot cooler. I'll probably check out the next volume to find out.
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Nunzio DeFilippis is married to Christina Weir; together they have written a large number of graphic novels. They have written superhero comics but also created original comics and graphic novels of many genres, from YA fantasy to sports to horror to crime drama.