Writer: Ande Parks
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Publisher: Oni Press
Review by: Bill Jones
It is June 17, 1933. The scene is an Untouchables-esque train station in Kansas City with three-story-high ceilings and marble floors. It is called Union Station. An FBI agent named Reed Vetterli and his cohorts wait outside the station with local authorities to receive a petty criminal with mob connections named Frank Nash, who is being transferred to the feds there. Except one of those mob connections, Vern Miller, owes Nash a favor, and plans to pay it by springing him, an action that turns into a massacre at Union Station with no one sure who pulled the trigger first.
Union Station, a graphic historical-fiction novel written by Ande Parks (Capote in Kansas) and drawn by Eduardo Barreto (The Long Haul), presents the happenings and aftermath of that bloody June morning, and a few of their own theories and literary whims along the way. (more…)