Title: Gothic Tales of Haunted Love
Author: Edited by Hope Nicholson and S.M. Beiko. Various authors.
Series Number: 1
Publication Date: January 23, 2018
Genres: Graphic Novels
Where I received the book: I received a copy of this book from the publishers via netgalley in exchange for a honest review.
Summary: Gothic Tales of Haunted Love is a new comics anthology curated by Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls) and S.M. Beiko (Scion of the Fox).
In 1950s Vietnam, a lost soul comes to the aid of his lover’s field under attack by American troops.
In Victorian Boston, a new governess comes to care for the rogueish widower of a stately manor and his charming brood of children.
A fashion journalist lands the interview of her dreams – but it unearths the deadly secrets of Taiwan’s most popular fashion designer.
A Sioux elder revives a recently deceased woman who sets out to recover her lost love.
A Jamaican slave faces the horrors of her hateful mistress, on the eve of her liberation.
A Brazilian writer-in-exile discovers the dark history of an abandoned mansion inhabited by a charming and sensual ghost.
And a young bride spins a story of murder and deceit that paints her husband as a killer . . . but is there any truth to her tale?
Featuring 19 original stories from some of modern comics’ finest talent, Gothic Tales of Haunted Love collects fragments of lovers torn apart, romantic liasons with the unliving, ghostly revenge, and horrific deeds, in the vein of the short-lived 1970s gothic romance comics.
A foreword on gothic romance comics is provided by historian Jacque Nodell, and the collection also features a reprint of the 1970s Korean horror-romance comic “The Promise” by Sanho Kim.
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