Posted on May 13, 2012 by Flames
That notorious evening at Villa Diodati when Lord Byron challenged his contemporaries to write a ghost story, his summons brought forth a mad doctor intent on reanimation and a vampire drunk with bloodlust.
The night modern horror was born was notoriously dark and stormy, as were the lives of those who wrote the most fearsome–yet beloved–tales in literature, for those so gifted were also cursed.
Horrors, a graphic novel by Rocky Wood and Glenn Chadbourne, reveals in gruesome detail how Mary Wollstonecraft, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and other masters of the genre were haunted by their monstrous creations.
Horrors: Great Stories of Fear and Their Creators is available now at DriveThruComics.com!
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Comics as a Nexus of Cultures: Essays on the Interplay of Media, Disciplines and International Perspectives
The 21st Century Superhero: Essays on Gender, Genre and Globalization in Film
Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrative: Essays on Forms, Series and Genres
Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero: Critical Essays
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