Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman

Merrick The Sensational Elephantman Joseph Merrick The Elephant Man fucks up the occult in a Victorian tale of gin joints black magic and carnival freaks A gaslamp tale set in s London which steps between historical facts and fig

  • Title: Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman
  • Author: Tom Ward Luke Parker Nic J Shaw Clare Lenton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Joseph Merrick The Elephant Man fucks up the occult, in a Victorian tale of gin joints, black magic and carnival freaks.A gaslamp tale set in 1880 s London which steps between historical facts and figures and turn of the century folklore juxtaposed with the American superhero comic conventions of super powers, masks, secret identities and fantastic adventures.The trade paJoseph Merrick The Elephant Man fucks up the occult, in a Victorian tale of gin joints, black magic and carnival freaks.A gaslamp tale set in 1880 s London which steps between historical facts and figures and turn of the century folklore juxtaposed with the American superhero comic conventions of super powers, masks, secret identities and fantastic adventures.The trade paper back contains issues 01 04 plus a covers gallery, pin up gallery and other bonuses including an introduction from Joe Casey Wildcats 3.0, Uncanny X Men, The Intimates, Adventures of Superman.

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    1. I was a little uneasy when I started reading this, Merrick was a real man and a heavily exploited one, but the book treats him sympathically while also making him into a Hellboy-esque hero. That's quite a balance.That Hellboy link is hard to get away from. There's a similar tone and the art feels undeniably Mignola. Despite this, the book feels like it's own thing and it's very well made - pushing Victoriana and the occult together with engaging characters and shadows upon shadows.I'll be lookin [...]

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