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Gothic Tales of Haunted Love is a new comics anthology curated by Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls) and S.M. Beiko (Scion of the Fox).In 1950s Vietnam, a lost soul comes to the aid of his lover's field under attack by American troops.In Victorian Boston, a new governess comes to care for the rogueish widower of a stately manor and his charming brood of childrGothic Tales of Haunted Love is a new comics anthology curated by Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls) and S.M. Beiko (Scion of the Fox).In 1950s Vietnam, a lost soul comes to the aid of his lover's field under attack by American troops.In Victorian Boston, a new governess comes to care for the rogueish widower of a stately manor and his charming brood of children.A fashion journalist lands the interview of her dreams – but it unearths the deadly secrets of Taiwan’s most popular fashion designer.A Sioux elder revives a recently deceased woman who sets out to recover her lost love.A Jamaican slave faces the horrors of her hateful mistress, on the eve of her liberation.A Brazilian writer-in-exile discovers the dark history of an abandoned mansion inhabited by a charming and sensual ghost.And a young bride spins a story of murder and deceit that paints her husband as a killer . . . but is there any truth to her tale?Featuring 19 original stories from some of modern comics’ finest talent, Gothic Tales of Haunted Love collects fragments of lovers torn apart, romantic liasons with the unliving, ghostly revenge, and horrific deeds, in the vein of the short-lived 1970s gothic romance comics.A foreword on gothic romance comics is provided by historian Jacque Nodell, and the collection also features a reprint of the 1970s Korean horror-romance comic "The Promise" by Sanho Kim....

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ISBN : 9781988715124
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Number of Pages : 225 Pages
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Gothic Tales of Haunted Love Reviews

  • ♛ Garima ♛
    2019-03-07 06:50

    I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This is series of 20+ short graphics story collection. Some of them heartwrenching, some heart-melting, some heart freezing... so much love, sorrow, horror, romance and revenge into 1 book. And all the stories are presented in different graphical style...it was so refreshing...some I didn't like and some I absolutely adored but nevertheless it is great collection.

  • Shan(Littleirishbookcat)
    2019-03-20 04:33

    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.*

  • Meegy
    2019-03-16 07:30

    I liked all of the stories in this little collection. I have never read a Gothic romance story before and I found them really interesting to read.

  • Natalie
    2019-03-08 01:36

    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

  • Claire
    2019-03-19 06:41

    Amazing. Creepy, romantic, queer, full of people of color, and just. So outstanding. I’ve already said this once today about another comic, but this is the future of romance comics. The bonus part is the “gothic” part of the romance stories in here. Matches my soft but spooky soul. ❤️ Definitely buying myself a copy to keep forever

  • Andrea Johnston
    2019-03-07 05:32

    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*

  • Rike @ RikeRandom
    2019-03-14 05:29

    "Gothic Tales of Haunted Love" is a great modern adaption of 1960/70 American gothic romance comics. The comic anthology is spooky, bloody and super diverse.An extensive introduction by Jacque Nodell, outlines the (short-lived) history of gothic romance comics and the motivation for this anthology and then the comics begin.And what comics they are … Full of ghosts and ghouls, bloodshed and all other kinds of goriness but also full of diversity, characters of colour, LGBTQIA* characters, etc. I loved that combination and overall I also loved the comics, even though a few of them were too strange for my taste. But I loved all the different art styles, the variety of stories and especially how there weren't any damsels in distress but instead a lot of bad, bad ladies.

  • J.B.
    2019-03-16 03:45

    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.

  • Jessica
    2019-02-27 02:47

    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.

  • Leigha's Little Library
    2019-03-26 01:27

    *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. 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 and enjoy the morbidness of this book. 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.... Now that is a little much in and of itself, but I've also delt with infant death in my family, so it made it harder in that sense as well.I enjoyed the varied artwork and color schemes used in this.*Provided by Netgally*

  • Teresa
    2019-03-02 02:39

    Gothic Tales of Haunted Love by Edited by S.M. Beiko and Hope Nicholson Gothic tales of haunted love is a new comics anthology curated by Hope Nicholson. It is not your normal book of paranormal stories. The comic book style actually gives to some of the stories as well as some it takes from. There were a few stories int he book I would of loved to read a whole book on instead of a few pages of comics. The stories were good do not get me wrong I am just not a big comic book kind of girl. There are 19 stories packed into this book. There are pretty much every paranormal entity I can imagine in this book from Ghosts to just plain old murders. The stories are short. There are only 216 pages in the book. The art work is done very well and tell the story pretty well without any words. The story Minefield is mostly not in English so I had to rely on the pictures. It is a story from 1950's Vietnam. I did enjoy the story The Return. It is about an Indian who brings back his love who has died. She was actually engaged to another man. When they brought the man in to see her after hr return he was mortified but her. She had not been fully returned to the living yet. When she was fully returned to her formal self and her beauty restored the Fiance decided he did then want her back. /She tells him no since he did not love her enough to want her when she was ugly she would not take him now that she was fully restored. I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

  • Helen Kord
    2019-03-22 03:23

    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.

  • Teresa
    2019-03-02 07:50

    Gothic tales of haunted love is a new comics anthology curated by Hope Nicholson. It is not your normal book of paranormal stories. The comic book style actually gives to some of the stories as well as some it takes from. There were a few stories int he book I would of loved to read a whole book on instead of a few pages of comics. The stories were good do not get me wrong I am just not a big comic book kind of girl. There are 19 stories packed into this book. There are pretty much every paranormal entity I can imagine in this book from Ghosts to just plain old murders. The stories are short. There are only 216 pages in the book.The art work is done very well and tell the story pretty well without any words. The story Minefield is mostly not in English so I had to rely on the pictures. It is a story from 1950's Vietnam. I did enjoy the story The Return. It is about an Indian who brings back his love who has died. She was actually engaged to another man. When they brought the man in to see her after hr return he was mortified but her. She had not been fully returned to the living yet. When she was fully returned to her formal self and her beauty restored the Fiance decided he did then want her back. /She tells him no since he did not love her enough to want her when she was ugly she would not take him now that she was fully restored. I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

  • Trish
    2019-03-25 07:49

    I backed this on Kickstarter last year and was thoroughly impressed with the entire process of that from the publisher ect...I'd rate this anthology as a 2.5/5. This anthology is wonderfully diverse with own voices and LGBTQ+ representation. Most of the art is beautiful, detailed and eye-catching. I'll definitely be reaching for this anthology again.With the large list of stories, I was expecting a much longer book, sadly most of the comics are very short and it feels like some of the stories really take a hit with that limitation. Tonally and quality-wise, some of these stories are a bit all over the place and I don't really understand how they really fit in with this anthology.I'd love to see some of these stories expanded upon. If there is another volume released in the future, I'd gladly back again. I'd love to see a few less stories so that we can get more pages out of the quality ones.

  • Maia
    2019-03-25 05:34

    I am one of the contributing authors of this volume, so my opinion of it is somewhat biased- that being said, I thought it was amazing! Hope Nicholson has pulled together a wide range of stories from many cultures, all featuring romance in its darker and more spectral forms. In Vietnam, a ghost protects his lover from American soldiers. In rural Canada, a woman is lured into the woods by a forest spirit. In Scotland, a love-sick man follows a woman down a dangerous road at night. In Taiwan, a fashion designer conceals an evil secret. On a slave plantation, a woman struggles with childbirth. In Brazil, a political dissident hides in an abandoned mansion. The collection also includes a re-print of "The Promise" by San Ho Kim, a Korean revenge story.

  • Kirsty
    2019-03-25 01:38

    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.

  • Jesse Hill
    2019-02-27 02:30

    This anthology of modern gothic romance comics is full of a variety of approaches to this sub-genre and each story was entertaining. Some were fun, some were heart-wrenching, some were spooky, but all were well crafted. Editor Hope Nicholson succeeded in bringing together creators, some I knew but many I didn't but now will seek out, to modernize gothic romance by making it "less well-white and straight-" and did so by telling good stories with awesome art.

  • chelsea
    2019-03-19 05:29

    i've requested a few from netgalley, but i couldn't seem to get the files to actually work. and in all honesty, i didn't even think i was going to enjoy this graphic novel. little did i know, gothic tales of haunted love would become one of my favourite non superhero related graphic novels.the first story is definitely my favourite. it was unexpected, to say the least. i think it's my favourite not because of the story but because my hopes were rather low to begin with. i like the fact that there's so many diverse works (i literally just found out that many are actually own voices).the stories could've been creepier to fit the gothic narrative, but considering i thought it was all sappy romance stories, i'm happy with the murders and whatnot.i really enjoyed the artwork, it was great to see so many different styles. i also really enjoyed how short the stories were. i read some reviews where they complain about the length but i actually found it refreshing  and nice. i haven't read a graphic novel anthology before, but my experience with non graphic novel ones is that the stories tend to drag out and are rather boring. considering the length of some of the stories, i still connected with some of the characters and got into it. (i know some people struggle with this)anyway, thanks so much to the publishers for providing me with a copy to review, i didn't regret a single minute i spent reading it! definitely a good book to recommend to friends and family.

  • Hope Nicholson
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  • David
    2019-02-26 02:42