Nightmare Factory, Volume 2: Based on the Stories of Thomas Ligotti

Overview

The mind-bending universe of horror master Thomas Ligotti awaits in another graphic adaptation of his haunting work. Enter a sphere where bizarre gas station carnivals serve as the first stop on the road to oblivion, a malevolent puppet steals people's identities, a deranged chemist engages in horrific experiments, and nameless beings skulk about in a stone tower, waiting to envelop the unsuspecting into the nebulous reaches of unreality.

Ligotti's world is a thoroughly modern ...

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Overview

The mind-bending universe of horror master Thomas Ligotti awaits in another graphic adaptation of his haunting work. Enter a sphere where bizarre gas station carnivals serve as the first stop on the road to oblivion, a malevolent puppet steals people's identities, a deranged chemist engages in horrific experiments, and nameless beings skulk about in a stone tower, waiting to envelop the unsuspecting into the nebulous reaches of unreality.

Ligotti's world is a thoroughly modern one where both identity and reality are fleeting, and nothing is truly as it appears to be.

Four more of Ligotti's arresting tales are adapted into fine graphic literature by famed creators Stuart Moore, Joe Harris, Vasilis Lolos (The Last Call), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin), Toby Cypress (Killing Girl), and Nick Stakal (Criminal Macabre: My Demon Baby), featuring all-new introductions to each story by Thomas Ligotti.

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Editorial Reviews

Washington Post
“Moody art and ominous pacing create an air of creeping mystery that suits Ligotti’s macabre tales.”
Myjoblo.com
“I’d recommend picking THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY up and giving it a whirl.”
Fearzone.com
“Outstanding...moody and deeply disturbing...each of these four stories will elicit a deep visceral response in the reader.”
Boston Globe
“In a fall season typified by much more categorizable frights, Nightmare Factory provides a bitterly entertaining treat for those attuned to its storyteller’s grim sentiments.”
EW.com (Entertainment Weekly)
“Deliciously bleak. B+”
Thick Online.com
“If you’re into horror stories, than I’d strongly suggest checking out THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY.”
CountGore.com
“[A] resplendent and disturbing graphic novel adaptation...More than a graphic novel, this is an event! Don’t miss it!”
Amarillo Texas News
“Fox Atomic triumphs with this resplendent and disturbing graphic novel adaptation …With enthralling precision and gorgeous illustrations, Mr. Ligotti’s Gothic nightmares come to life on the visual plane in fever dreams that smolder on the page by means of adroit adaptation and artistic derring-do…pitch-perfect…Each of the four stories is magnificently adapted and illustrated, capturing the very essence of Mr. Ligotti’s dark visions. Famed writers and artists Joe Harris, Stuart Moore, Colleen Doran, Ben Templesmith, Ted McKeever and Michael Gaydos bring to Thomas Ligotti’s work a splendid dark synergy that will thrill fans of dark fiction. Mr. Ligotti brings additional depth to the collection with personal introductions to each tale. More than a graphic novel, this is an event! Don’t miss it!”
City Link (Florida)
“[R]ich in psychological terror...The intriguing premises and the stylistic variety of the illustrations, from Michael Gaydos’ dreamy paintings to Ben Templesmith’s terrifying cartoons, make The Nightmare Factory a fine, creepy read.
Ain't it Cool News.com
“[E]ntertaining from start to finish...These tales of terror exude waves of paranoia and pathos from every page...There isn’t a story in this book that doesn’t have the highest amount of professionalism added to it...a special compilation.”
Comics Buyer’s Guide
“Templesmith’s art posses the power to spread fear all by itself...and Doran, McKeever, and Gaydos do a splendid job.”
Mania.com
“[I]f Fox Comics continue to put out fantastic titles like “The Nightmare Factory” they will be a force to be reckoned with…(A-).”
Wizard Magazine
“These twisted tales based on Thomas Ligotti’s stories come alive in the hands of Ben Templesmith and Michael Gaydos, and others. Retaining unique styles, Ligotti’s brand of psychological terror still permeates, oozing into your nightmares.”
Rue Morgue
“The Nightmare Factory lives up to its title, cleverly manufacturing disturbing dreams for discerning horror comic readers.”
A.V. Club.com (The Onion)
“Beautifully, queasily rendered.”
Fangoria.com
“Worth a visit...the artwork alone warrants a look.”
Contra Costa Times
“Original and toys in macabre fashion with our nerves. Classy, evocative artwork.”
Joblo.com
“I was sucked in to each tale with a firm, claw-like grip...a triumph.
Comics Buyer's Guide
"Templesmith’s art posses the power to spread fear all by itself...and Doran, McKeever, and Gaydos do a splendid job."
(Entertainment Weekly) - EW.com
"Deliciously bleak. B+"
(The Onion) - A.V. Club.com
"Beautifully, queasily rendered."
Comics Buyer’s Guide
“Templesmith’s art posses the power to spread fear all by itself...and Doran, McKeever, and Gaydos do a splendid job.”
School Library Journal

Gr 10 Up

Harris and Moore, along with a variety of artists, offer graphic adaptations of four of Ligotti's short stories. Harris's "The Gas Station Carnivals" is an evocative tale about a man looking for validation of childhood visits to bizarre carnivals, where he first encountered a nightmarish man whose hidden face could be his undoing. But does this man really exist or is he a result of "hideous magic"? In "The Clown," also by Harris, the storyteller is haunted by "nonsense" that fills his head. Most terrifying is a lifeless marionette that appears before him with "dead eyes" and a "perverse expression," and is "deemed to be capable of anything." In Moore's "The Chymist," a mad scientist performs sinister experiments on live human subjects, while a man in "The Sect of the Idiot" has visions of hooded beings not of this world, followed by a horrifying realization that they are not just dreams. Ligotti has been described as a master of contemporary horror, and the tales in this volume live up to expectation-sophisticated, horrific, and unpredictable. The artists' full-color illustrations bring a different style and flavor to the book, and none disappoint. A new introduction by Ligotti prefaces each tale.-Lara McAllister, Halifax Public Libraries, Nova Scotia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061626364
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/2/2008
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,178,376
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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