Witch Hunts : A Graphic History of the Burning Times
For nearly three centuries, as the Black Death rampaged through Europe and the Reformation tore the Church apart, tens of thousands were arrested as witches and subjected to trial, torture, and execution, including being burned alive. This graphic novel examines the background; the methods of the witch-hunters; who stood to profit; the brave few who protested; and how the trials finally faded as Enlightenment replaced fear and superstition with reason and science. The book examines famed witch-hunters Heinrich Kramer, architect of the infamous Malleus Maleficarum; Matthew Hopkins, England's notorious ""Witch-finder General""; King James I, supposedly the target of assassination by a Scottish coven; the Salem Witch Trials; and the last witch trials and executions in Europe.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 175.26 x 254 x 10.16mm | 362.87g
- 01 Jul 2012
- McFarland & Co Inc
- Jefferson, NC, United States
- Black & white illustrations
"the graphic novel digs deeper into the issues with graphics and dialogue that bring the witch-hunts to life"--Digital Journal; "this superstitious era is thoroughly examined...enlightening, entertaining, and marvelously illustrated...a splendid and comprehensive guide to the Burning Times"--The Tomb of Dark Delights; "Chapman's illustrations are gorgeous...do yourself a favor and pick up this absolutely stunning nonfiction graphic novel, it is eye opening and meticulously presented. It will linger with you long after you put it down and I give it my highest recommendation"--Famous Monsters of Filmland; "What is special to this graphic novel is the authors' vast, in-depth personal knowledge of their topic and subject(s). Provided in a clear and compelling voice, with stunning illustrations to help involve the reader...an engrossing, compelling book"--Shock Horror Magazine; "Wood and Morton did a lot of research...and it shows. The novel is succinct yet informative and the accompanying artwork brings the history to life."--The Horror Fiction Review
About Rocky Wood
Rocky Wood is the author of two Bram Stoker Award-nominated books on Stephen King and is regarded as a leading King expert. He is president of the Horror Writers Association and a member of the Australian Horror Writers Association. He lives in South Yarra, Victoria. Lisa Morton is a playwright, an author of fiction and a screenwriter in addition to her numerous reference works. A recipient of the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in horror writing, she lives in North Hollywood. Greg Chapman is fiction writer, and horror illustrator, specializing in comics and graphic novels. Two horror novellas were published in 2011 and his short stories and art have appeared in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. He lives in Central Queensland, Australia.