Dark Horse has announced a new true crime comic book series that explores the dark tale of a WW2-era killer in occupied Paris, as announced via AIPT!.
The series, titled The Butcher of Paris, tells a fictionalized account of the real story of Marcel Petiot, a serial killer who preyed on people in Paris, as the Nazis occupied France. It's written by Stephanie Phillips with art from Dean Kotz and Jason Wordie. Letterer Troy Peteri and cover artist Dave Johnson round out the creative team.
Here's Dark Horse's full description:
In 1944, as Swastikas flew over Paris, one of the most notorious serial killers in history turned the occupied city into his personal hunting ground. Under the guise of opportunity and freedom, Marcel Petiot preys on those desperate to flee . . . until a gruesome discovery alerts the police. In a city under siege, the hunt for a serial killer begins as a French detective races to bring the heinous villain to justice before the Nazis beat him to it.
The Butcher of Paris #1, the first of five issues, is due out December 4.