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You only think you know this story.

We all have that one friend we grew up with–the strange kid, the class freak, the one whose antics amused and entertained, maybe even alarmed us–the kid who sticks in our heads even with the passing of the years. That friend is invariably left behind when we become adults, faded into memory and filed away with our yearbooks and other teenage mementos. But every now and then we might wonder whatever happened to that person. For one cartoonist who grew up in the small town of Richfield, Ohio, that question was answered without warning by every media outlet in the world.

My Friend Dahmer is the hauntingly original graphic novel by Derf Backderf, the award-winning political cartoonist and comix creator. In these pages, Backderf tries to make sense of Jeffrey Dahmer, the future serial killer with whom he shared classrooms, hallways, cafeterias, libraries, and…

By Derf Backderf

Price: $24.95
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.7%


Firevine04/04/12NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 5.0
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  1. Bought it last week. Excellent, highly recommended.

  2. Derf is a local boy here in Cleveland. Friend of my comic shop owner and an all around swell guy. I’ve heard that this is fantastic, and I’m really looking forward to picking it up this week.

  3. Yeah, this is really excellent.

  4. I remember this being talked about on either the podcast or the video show a while back. It received some high praise. I’ll pick up a copy if I can find it

  5. Never heard of this before but I’m sold on the solicit alone. Sounds awesome!

  6. QUestion. Is this simply a reprint of the original single issue? Or is the story fleshed out (no pun intended)

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