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Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics

Julia Round


This book is the first full-length critical study of any British girls’ comic and sheds light on an often-ignored era and genre of the comics industry. It explores the production and reception of the notorious girls’ mystery comic Misty (IPC, 1978-80), considering its influences, themes, visuals, plots, and use of Gothic symbols. Containing exclusive interview material with the comic’s creators and editorial team, rare scripts and photographs, and surveying the entire archive of Misty stories, it preserves and analyzesMisty for fans and scholars. By exploring and defining the particular type o ... More

Keywords: Gothic, Horror, British Comics, Girls, Graphic novel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496824455
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julia Round, author
Bournemouth University