This book explores the connections between comics and the Gothic from four different angles: historical, formal, cultural and textual. It identifies structures, styles and themes drawn from literary Gothic traditions and discusses their presence in British and American comics today, with particular attention to the DC Vertigo imprint.
Julia Round is a senior lecturer in the Media School at Bournemouth University, United Kingdom, and co-edits the academic journal Studies in Comics. She has published and presented work internationally on comics, Gothic, narrative and adaptation. She lives in the United Kingdom.