Gothology: The Eternal Sad Book #1 – Review

Posted on August 16, 2009

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Issue: Gothology: The Eternal Sad Book #1
Writers:
Olivia Perez, Emy Bitner, Christina Boyce, Dr. Salt, Annelise Haynes, Karl Birkelbach, Halfdan Pisket, Anna Bowles, Valia Kapadai, Vera L., Megan Lawton, Brittney Scott, Colin Abel, Ariana Gonzalez, PERCA, Phill Canter, Eric Biddle, Ayer, Taylor Pendleton, Mark Penman, Eric Lamont, Aluisio Santos, Sarah Fowlie, Jared Lewis, Justin King, Sloane Leong, Tom Parkinson-Morgan, Jack Sullivan, Chris Gormley, Kristina Gehrmann
Artists:
Olivia Perez, Emy Bitner, Christina Boyce, Dr. Salt, Ashley Witter, Karl Birkelbach, Halfdan Pisket, Anna Bowles, Valia Kapadai, Vera L., Megan Lawton, Brittney Scott, Colin Abel, Ariana Gonzalez, PERCA, Phill Canter, Eric Biddle, Ayer, Taylor Pendleton, Mark Penman, Eric Lamont, Aluisio Santos, Sarah Fowlie, Jared Lewis, Justin King, Sloane Leong, Tom Parkinson-Morgan, Jack Sullivan, Christine Larson, Kristina Gehrmann
Editors: Justin King, Jack Sullivan
Publisher: Dap Show Press
Release Date:
July 2009
Pages: 254
Price: $18.99

“The Eternal Sad is the first volume of the Gothology comic anthology series. It is packed with 30 deep and depressing comics from sorrowful artists that inhabit 10 different countries. These tales deal with vampires, zombies, ghostly dolls, love, death, loneliness, resurrection, pain, animal sacrifice, and much MUCH more. An international collection of comics studying the cultural force known by laymen as Goth”

Wow this is one hell of a collection! 30 short stories making up 254 pages all for under $20! The collection has the central theme of “Goth” and what that entails are all things dark and gloomy. So horror stories, sad stories and monster stories fill up these gore-geous pages.

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
With so many different styles in this book how can you not find one or two you like. Luckily I am a fan of everyone who takes the time to share what they can do. This collection has so many talented artists. Nothing is jumbled and hard to understand. No one style is like another either. My favorite ones are Ashley Witter, Valia Kapadai, Megan Lawton, Phillip Chanter and Christine Larson.

Story: 4.0 out of 5
The stories are all so original. They have such range too. Some are just funny as hell while some are sad and depressing. Then you jump from reality to insanity. This collection is so diverse it just floored me. Where are all of these writers coming from and why are most not more mainstream! My favorite 3 stories were “The Belfry Twins”, “No Pain – No Chill” and “Mallancholy”. These stories stood out to me but they were all just great pieces.

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
This collection not only gives you more for your money than most trades but it also gives you range. If you don’t like this story then turn the page and read another. Growing up in this “Goth” style this book hit home to me. It just covers the whole idea of the culture and style. This is a perfect collection that you need to read!

If you would like to buy Gothology: The Eternal Sad or read more on what the book is all about please go to http://books.dapshow.com/gothology/

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