Christmas Night, 1895, in a St. Louis saloon, "Stag" Lee
Shelton shot Billy Lyons during an argument over a Stetson Hat.
More than 100 years and as many songs later, this small-time criminal
became a larger than life hero. STAGGER LEE tells how. Chances are
you've heard about Stagger Lee in one of the recordings available
by artists like Ma Rainey, Mississippi John Hurt, Lloyd Price, Bob
Dylan, The Clash, Ike and Tina Turner, and Nick Cave. Authors Derek
McCulloch and Shepherd Hendrix explore this mythical translation
in song handed down over the years.
LEE weaves together an intricate fictional narrative using available
historical record, a twist or two when facts are missing, and a
rare social perspective on nineteenth century culture, language,
politics, and race.
STAGGER LEE, Trade Paperback: 205 pages Publisher: Image Comics,
1st edition (May 3, 2006), Language: English
ISBN: 1582406073 Star Code: MAR061829