Gothic Tales of Haunted Love
Gothic Tales of Haunted Love is an upcoming comics anthology in development at Bedside Press. These are tales of lovers torn apart, ghostly revenge, and horrific deeds, in the vein of 1970s gothic romance comics such as Haunted Love, Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, and Gothic Romances. A modern re-imagining of this genre, the stories feature a diverse range of heroes and villains from some of comics finest talent, and will likely feature a few stories of a woman in a white dress running away from a scary house.A Kickstarter to raise funds for printing and production is expected to launch in Summer 2017. A foreword by Jacque Nodell (Sequential Crush) introduces the genre to readers. The book will be edited by Hope Nicholson (The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen) and S.M. Beiko (Scion of the Fox).

Gothic Tales of Haunted Love Details

TitleGothic Tales of Haunted Love
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 23rd, 2018
PublisherBedside Press
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Gothic, Graphic Novels Comics, Romance, M M Romance, Comics

Gothic Tales of Haunted Love Review

  • Shan(Littleirishbookcat)
    January 1, 1970
    Gothic Tales Of Haunted Love is a diverse graphic novel featuring 16 stories of love, loss, murder and mystery. Most of the stories were own voices and featured POC characters and queer characters.For the most part I enjoyed the stories in this graphic novel. Most were diverse and the range of artwork was wonderful. My favorite stories from the graphic novel were defiantly: H. Pueyo by Dante L It featured POC Mc’s, m/m romance and a good mystery. The artwork was brilliant and it was long enough Gothic Tales Of Haunted Love is a diverse graphic novel featuring 16 stories of love, loss, murder and mystery. Most of the stories were own voices and featured POC characters and queer characters.For the most part I enjoyed the stories in this graphic novel. Most were diverse and the range of artwork was wonderful. My favorite stories from the graphic novel were defiantly: H. Pueyo by Dante L It featured POC Mc’s, m/m romance and a good mystery. The artwork was brilliant and it was long enough to rate fairly. Ladies Of The Lake by Sarah Winters Searle. Featured the cutest f/f romance and showing men just what women can do. Secrets in the Silk by Niki This one was super creepy and I loved it. Ghost wife shows her husband the payback he deserves! Mine field by Hien Pham This story was written in Korean. It featured a m/m romance that made me cry. The artwork was amazing and even though I couldn’t read what was happening the art was vivid and so the story was easy to follow. I liked the rest of the stories though not as much as the ones mentioned above. Most were too short to rate even for a comic, some were five pages long. From the title I expected a lot of creepy stories and I was slightly disappointed to find we don’t get a lot of horror stories. We do get some but not nearly enough. Overall I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The range of different artworks were fabulous and some of the stories took my breath away. However don’t expect the creepiest stories ever because you will be disappointed. Most of the stories featured love. I still recommend checking this out. *Thank you to Netgalley and The Publisher for giving me a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
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  • Natalie
    January 1, 1970
    Gothic Tales of Haunted Love is a new anthology that attempts to merge the style of old 1970s gothic romance comics, with more modern sensibilities. These stories feature people of color or LGBTQIA individuals in them. It was a crowd-sourced book and you can check out the KICKSTARTER page for some more art samples.I actually liked every story in this anthology but the three that stood out for me were:One More Cup by Barbara Guttman – The story of a woman who shares a cup of tea and conversation Gothic Tales of Haunted Love is a new anthology that attempts to merge the style of old 1970s gothic romance comics, with more modern sensibilities. These stories feature people of color or LGBTQIA individuals in them. It was a crowd-sourced book and you can check out the KICKSTARTER page for some more art samples.I actually liked every story in this anthology but the three that stood out for me were:One More Cup by Barbara Guttman – The story of a woman who shares a cup of tea and conversation with a monster every night at her window. I found the tone of this story both whimsical and darkly romantic.Ouroboros by Svetla Nikolova & LAB – A story of love, loss, sacrifice, and rebirth. The art on this story was wispy and romantic.The Promsie by Sanho Kim – A Korean styled ghost story. This seems to be a reprint of Charlton Comics All New Ghostly Tales from the Haunted House #101.The best thing about the collection is probably the selection of art styles. These stories are all short and it’s refreshing to see that although some of them are simplistic they are satisfying. I came to think of it like bedtime stories for adults.I think quite a few of the stories in this collection fall short of the genre they were shooting for and are more just horror or weird tales. This didn’t keep me from enjoying them a bit. I totally recommend this collection to those who have an interest in this style.I found this book on Netgalley under the Read Now section and received no compensation from the publisher for this review outside of the pleasure of being able to read the book for free. #GothicTalesOfHauntedLove #NetGalley
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  • Leigha's Little Library
    January 1, 1970
    *Spoiler/Trigger warning: There are lots of blood, gore, pictures of what looks like self harm, and murder...also baby killing.I have conflicting feelings about this book, but I did enjoy it overall.There were a few stories that I personally felt did not make sense, and also I could not see what was Gothic about them. Maybe I don't fully understand the word "Gothic" but that was my feeling while reading this. I did like it that the "bad guy" was usually the girl, and she wasn't a damsel in distr *Spoiler/Trigger warning: There are lots of blood, gore, pictures of what looks like self harm, and murder...also baby killing.I have conflicting feelings about this book, but I did enjoy it overall.There were a few stories that I personally felt did not make sense, and also I could not see what was Gothic about them. Maybe I don't fully understand the word "Gothic" but that was my feeling while reading this. I did like it that the "bad guy" was usually the girl, and she wasn't a damsel in distress or something.Highly disturbing stories, but I went in expecting that. However, there was one story that was a little too much for me personally and it involved taking a baby from a mother's womb and killing it....I enjoyed the varied artwork and color schemes used in this.*Provided by Netgally*
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  • Andrea Johnston
    January 1, 1970
    Greetings Fright Fans! So! You've decided to check out "Gothic Tales of Haunted Love", eh? Well, it's certainly not an anthology that can be easily put six feet under! No, boils and ghouls, these terror tales breathe new life into traditional spook stories that will keep you up long after the lights are out! This book brings together some of my old fiends from my usual haunts and even includes some fresh blood! But don't take *my* word for it, talk to one of my favourite ghouls, Andrea!Thank you Greetings Fright Fans! So! You've decided to check out "Gothic Tales of Haunted Love", eh? Well, it's certainly not an anthology that can be easily put six feet under! No, boils and ghouls, these terror tales breathe new life into traditional spook stories that will keep you up long after the lights are out! This book brings together some of my old fiends from my usual haunts and even includes some fresh blood! But don't take *my* word for it, talk to one of my favourite ghouls, Andrea!Thank you, Crypty! Building on what the Ghost with the Most said, readers are going to love how diverse this work is: the artwork, the relationships, even in body styles! I would not be remiss in saying that "Gothic Tales" has something for everyone as the collection is very representative. The work plays the perfect homage to the classic comics of old while honoring and celebrating our present. It even includes a traditional quiz in the back! Not a work that should be missed! Thank you, Andrea! She's a regular afterlife of the party, wouldn't you say Fright Fans? So there you have it! "Gothic Tales" is a spooktacular collection of terror-tales for readers to eat up! Until next time boils and ghouls, pleasant screams! *laughs maniacally*
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  • J.B.
    January 1, 1970
    A mighty collection of haunting tales. Every story stands solidly on a foundation of gothic brilliance. Each story is filled with sheer brilliance. The realism in some, the wildness of others, the authenticity in all really stood out to me. The artwork and writing is top notch. It's stories like these, artwork like this that'll keep me coming back to comics. It proves you don't always need a superhero to make a comic great.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book! An anthology of short gothic stories accompanied by gorgeous artwork, turning the traditional gothic tale on its head by making including a rich diversity of heroines and tragic figures. I hope to see more of this in the future.Thank you to Netgalley for providing free digital access to this title.
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  • Helen Kord
    January 1, 1970
    This was a wonderful collection of some deliciously creepy stories, but the varying quality of the stories in general dragged it down a bit. But the better stories were magnificent. Here are my favorites, in the order they appear in the book:Rose's Heart by Colleen Coover- I loved the art and the subversion of reader expectations.Secrets in the Silk- a wonderful story of female solidarity and getting revenge. The art was absolutely wonderful too.Minefield by Hien Phan- I loved how the artist is This was a wonderful collection of some deliciously creepy stories, but the varying quality of the stories in general dragged it down a bit. But the better stories were magnificent. Here are my favorites, in the order they appear in the book:Rose's Heart by Colleen Coover- I loved the art and the subversion of reader expectations.Secrets in the Silk- a wonderful story of female solidarity and getting revenge. The art was absolutely wonderful too.Minefield by Hien Phan- I loved how the artist is able to tell the story visually, even without being able to understand vietnamese. And the art was so sweet too.Ladies of the Lake by Sarah Winifred Searle- This one was definitely one of my favourites. I loved the protagonists and the story, and the art was absolutely wonderful. I'd kill for a whole book with these characters having adventures.Fazenda do Sangue Azul by H. Pueyo and Dante L.- This story was my favourite. From the gorgeous art and colours, to a touching story and a really great world setting, I kept thinking about this one long after finishing. Again, would love to read a whole book about them.Mistress Fox by Megan Kearney and Derek Spencer- This was a deliciously creepy twist on the already creepy tale. The art fit the mood of the story very well too. One More Cup by Barbara Guttman- I loved it! The art was beautiful and the story very compelling and I loved the whole premise and the relationship of the characters.
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  • Kirsty
    January 1, 1970
    Well, that was fun! I love a graphic anthology – even if one style of art or story isn't to my taste, it's only a few pages and then it's on to another. I'm a sucker for melodrama, and there were several stories here I really enjoyed. I don't think I'd read it again (though I would read a longer book about the genre, as in the introduction), but it's worth a read. Also had good representation in terms of LGBT and POC characters.
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    January 1, 1970
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    January 1, 1970
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    January 1, 1970
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