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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Volume 1

Paperback, 64 pp, £9.99

Admired by writers from H.P. Lovecraft to Ruth Rendell, M.R. James is the acknowledged master of the English ghost story. Disdaining gore in favour of atmosphere and suggestion, his enduring supernatural tales are masterpieces of understated horror.

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Volume 1 collects graphic retellings of four spine-chilling tales by the renowned medievalist and writer. At once true to their source and powerfully reimagined for a visual medium, Leah Moore and John Reppion's subtly crafted adaptations give a new lease of life to these classic stories of vanishing children, spectral works of art and vengeance from beyond the grave. Artwork is provided by Aneke, Kit Buss, Fouad Mezher and Alisdair Wood.


John Reppion


John Reppion is a comics writer based in Liverpool, UK. Together with his wife Leah Moore, he has adapted works by Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft and Lewis Carroll into comics, as well as writing original stories featuring such iconic characters as Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who and Red Sonja.

Leah Moore


Leah Moore is a comics writer based in Liverpool, UK. Together with her husband John Reppion, she has adapted works by Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft and Lewis Carroll into comics, as well as writing original stories featuring such iconic characters as Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who and Red Sonja.

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Reviews

"[Leah Moore and John Reppion] offer graphic retellings of some truly terrifying tales, retellings that manage to capture the tactile nature of James' hauntings and horrors. Like James' own monsters, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is lean, dwarfish and hairy. It's sure to keep you up at night."
— PopMatters
"A very well executed collection, well written and drawn."
— The Quietus