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KLIATTThis 13th volume of the Graphic Classics series highlights the work of Rafael Sabatini, a popular writer in the early 20th century who is now almost completely forgotten. Sabatini is best known for the creation of the gentleman-pirate Captain Blood, but he wrote in a number of genres, including mystery, historical fiction and the occult. His work reminds me somewhat of Arthur Conan Doyle, who also penned a number of supernatural tales. The best tale in this volume features the origin of Captain Blood, a doctor turned swashbuckler. Other memorable stories include "A Plague of Ghosts," about a reformed villain who investigates a haunted house; "The Risen Dead," about the botched hanging of a rogue for a crime he didn't commit; and "The Fool's Love Story," the tragic tale of a lovesick jester. There are some who credit Sabatini with the introduction of the antihero to pop culture; indeed, many of his main characters are rogues. Graphic Classics is a fine series, and Rafael Sabatini is no exception; readers unfamiliar with Sabatini's work are in for a treat. Contributors to this volume include Roger Langridge, Carlo Vargara, Rod Lott and Rich Tommaso, who will be familiar to followers of this series. Graphic Classics: Rafael Sabatini contains comic book violence and is recommended for all collections, especially if your patrons like historical adventure and tales of the occult. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2006, Eureka Productions, 144p. illus., Ages 12 to adult.