This chapter identifies the various types of Misty story, noting that there are clear differences between its serials, single stories, and comedy series, and exploring their use of Gothic heroines, cautionary tales, and the whimsical macabre. It surveys the breakdown of different story types and closely analyzes the serial stories as identity quests about Gothic heroines who are either trapped or in flight. It compares these to the comedy series, which are based on recurring characters but without continuity, focused around an incompetent witch or ghost, and exploiting images of childhood. Finally it examines the single stories–four-page cautionary tales with a shocking twist. It situates these with respect to the horror comics industry and Gothic parody and comedy.
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