All sorts of desperate characters lurk around every corner, ready to separate law-abiding citizens from their money or their lives--or both. Who are these merchants of malice? They're thugs--and throughout history they've banded together to prey on the poor and the weak, pummeling them senseless before lining their pockets with their victim's hard-earned cash. Now, for the first time, the true stories of history's most notorious gangs, posses, and mobs have been gathered together and graphically interpreted by today's top comic artists. From the Thuggees of India to the McCartys of Colorado, this book is a unique compendium of the origins and vicious exploits of the folks who kept generations of innocents quaking in mortal terror!