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Title:
The Dark Horse book of hauntings : eight uncanny tales of spirit manifestations, apparitions, and otherworldly horrors--told in words and pictures : also, seance medium L. L. Dreller orates upon his occult gift: peculiar stories from beyond
Author:
Allie, Scott.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Comics, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
92 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781569719589
Format :
Book

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Dark Horse's horror line launches its new prestige format with this hardcover book filled with original short stories by some of the most respected names in comics. The longest story in The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings is also Mike Mignola's only new Hellboy adventure in 2003!


Author Notes

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in painting, P. Craig Russell has run the gamut in comics. After establishing a name for himself at Marvel on Killraven and Dr. Strange , he went on to become one of the pioneers in opening new vistas for this underestimated field with, among other works, adaptations of operas by Mozart ( The Magic Flute ), Strauss ( Salome ), and Wagner ( The Ring of Nibelung ). Russell is also well known for his Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde series as well as his graphic novel adaptations of Neil Gaiman's Sandman: The Dream Hunters and Coraline . The author lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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Booklist Review

\rtf1\ansi\deff0\deflang1033\viewkind4\uc1d\f0\fs24 P. Craig Russell, that Aubrey Beardsley of the comics, opens the book with the story of a voracious old house on the outskirts of a young boy's neighborhood. The German Uli Oesterle's piece about a tattoo artist's creeping revenge on the deadbeat customer who kills him is in the jagged, geometrical European manner ofacques Tardi and his epigones, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy story "Dr. Carp's Experiment" looks like an Americanization of that style. There are two noncomics contributions: Allie's interview with a spiritualist medium and "Thurnley Abbey," a rattling good gothic short story by Perceval Landon (1869-1927), which Gary Gianni superbly illustrates by streamlining the manner of fin de siecle 0 magazine art. Evan Dorkin andill Thompson's haunted doghouse tale, with its painterly blue-gray backdrops, wraps things up with feeling. --Ray Olson Copyright 2004 Booklist


Table of Contents

Scott Allie
Gonep. 9
Dr. Carp's Experiment: A Hellboy Adventurep. 19
Thurnley Abbeyp. 32
This Small Favor: A Devil's Footprints Storyp. 47
Foreverp. 55
The House on the Cornerp. 63
Spirit Rescuep. 67
Lies, Death, and Olfactory Delusionsp. 77
Strayp. 85