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I'm Reading Comeeks

I dedicate this blog to comics in all forms, manga, autobio, superhero, art books, etc.  And of course, since I need a challenge, I've decided that I'll read and write (short) reviews for 365 comics during 2015.

Macabre Tales

Lafcadio Hearn's "The Faceless Ghost" and Other Macabre Tales from Japan: A Graphic Novel - Sean Michael Wilson, Michiru Morikawa

A nice adaptation of some of Lafcadio Hearn's most famously translated creepy Japanese folk tales.  Of course the beloved Faceless Ghost would be front and center!  At least there are no Windego.  Though the Yuki-Onna comes pretty close.

 

Each story, from Hoichi the Earless to the story of a woman who really regretted giving away her mirror, was very well paced and laid out, creating a similar tension and spookiness that comes from reading the stories.

 

Overall a very successful adaptation, which would be suitable for adults and teens.