Victorian adventure -- an era full of top-hatted intrigue, dirigibles galore, all-too-demure sensuality and completely unironic classism. Now there's an antidote: Dispatches from Wondermark Manor, a rollicking, absurd, completely ridiculous yarn from the author of the celebrated comic strip "Wondermark."
Taking the tropes of Conan Doyle-style adventure fiction and ramping them way over the top, Malki's story brings together:
- Ghosts (of course)
- Airships (of course)
- High society intrigue
- Old men in salt barrels
- Horses that cannot fly
- Frightful moustaches aplenty
- Cheese handling as an artform
- General bad decisions, and
- Casual mass murder
All in a stunningly-designed package evocative of the grandest pulp style. Praised by many for its strangeness and wonder, Dispatches from Wondermark Manor is offered here for the very first time in a complete omnibus edition, including all three volumes of the novels (originally available only as long out-of-print chapbooks)plus a separate prologue from Malki's book Beards of our Forefathers, plus all-new hand-drawn maps of the locations in the story.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A humorous self-aware tale that is actually quite a good romp and a fun journey. If you enjoy the comics at Wondermark, then you will probably enjoy this sordid tale of fighting, torture, revenge, monsters, chases, escapes, and of course orphans.