Who knows what I'm talking about? Not me!
September 18, 2006 10:52 AM Subscribe
I have this vague memory of a comic or graphic novel I read one time about a man executed for a murder he didn't commit. Anyone know what it might be?
posted by thirteenkiller to media & arts (6 answers total)
(It's possible this was a cartoon, but I'm pretty sure it was a comic book.)
So it's late one night.. I don't think the setting was obvious, but it suggested maybe the 40s or 50s, a night in the city, maybe it's snowing. A guy helps someone with their car, maybe it's a flat tire or something like that. Someone is murdered that night and this guy is arrested. Throughout his trial and whatnot he appeals for the person he helped that night to come forward, knowing that will establish his alibi. The witness is never found, and I think the guy is executed. Maybe the whole story takes place as a flashback while the man is sitting in prison on the night of his execution.
So yeah, anybody know what I'm talking about?
Or maybe the real murderer was the person in the car and the witness he wants to come forward just walked by or something.