Paperback: 128 pages
Published: 31 Oct 2007
The works of Edgar Allan Poe have enthralled and terrified readers for over 150 years. Their macabre blend of doomed romanticism, gothic melodrama and ghoulish destiny earned him a place at the top of the list of fiction’s greatest authors. Famous for his poems and short stories Poe, who was born in Boston in 1809, virtually created the detective story and perfected the psychological thriller.
Nevermore brings Poe to a new audience, showcasing his most memorable stories. Here Poe’s short stories are re-imagined and revived in this vibrant graphic novel anthology, where the cream of modern comics creators are let loose in the playground of Poe’s limitless imagination.
From the melancholy poem of lost love, The Raven, to the psychological terror of The Tell-Tale Heart and the fantastical detective work of Murders In The Rue Morgue, beloved classics are brought to life in vivid and exciting ways for a new generation of readers.
Nevermore brings together an eclectic mix of established comic talent and talented newcomers to recast Edgar Allan Poe’s timeless tales of terror for a whole new audience.
Legendary writer Jamie Delano, the man who launched DC’s Vertigo line with the critically acclaimed Hellblazer, reunites with frequent collaborator Steve Pugh (Animal Man, Preacher) to deliver a chilling modern twist on Poe’s tale of arbitrary torture and imprisonment, The Pit and the Pendulum.
Ian Edginton and D’Israeli, having previously brought us the gothic delights of Kingdom of the Wicked, Leviathan and the War of the Worlds sequel Scarlet Traces, take us to a fantastical Paris of the future where genetic technology complicates the infamous case of Murder in the Rue Morgue.
The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar, an eerie story of life beyond death, is brought up to date by screenwriter Jeremy Slater and artist John McCrea, whose credits include high profile work for both Marvel (Spider-Man) DC (The Demon, Hitman, Superboy), 2000AD (Judge Dredd) and Wildstorm (Jenny Sparks).
Leah Moore and John Reppion, fresh from working with Alan Moore on the Wildstorm-published Albion, lend their unique vision to The Black Cat, along with artist James Fletcher (Negative Burn). Meanwhile, Leah and John’s Albion artist, Shane Oakley, joins forces with writer Dan Whitehead (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones) to bring The Fall of the House of Usher screaming into the modern day, in a skin-crawling tale of madness, mania and decay.