Mary Shelley Presents Issue #1

Publication Date: May 2018

As we come upon the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, we decided to use Mary Shelley to introduce the horror stories written by her contemporaries. As she says in our first issue:

“That night I dreamed of The Creature, pieced together from corpses, revived … and unloved. His tragedy has granted me immortality. Other women writers of my time have not been as lucky. Famous once, their ghostly stories now gather dust.”

Adapted by multiple award-winning and NYT bestselling author Nancy Holder (Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels), this first issue features Elizabeth Gaskell’s “The Old Nurse’s Story.” This story came to be after Charles Dickens’ asked Ms. Gaskell to write a story for the 1852 Christmas special issue of Household Words magazine. It is a terrifying tale of evil and remorse. The actual short story is in the back of the book, after the comic adaptation.

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