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House of penance /

by Tomasi, Peter [author.]; Bertram, Ian (Comic book artist) [artist.]; Stewart, Dave [colourist,]; Piekos, Nate [letterer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, [anuary 2017]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781506700335; 1506700330.Subject(s): Haunted houses -- Comic books, strips, etc | Guilt -- Comic books, strips, etc | Ghosts -- Comic books, strips, etc | Guns -- Comic books, strips, etc | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS -- Horror | Graphic novels | Graphic novels | Graphic novelsSummary: "A horrific story of a haunted house and one woman's mission to wash away the blood curse of her husband's invention from claiming her own life and soul"-- Provided by publisher.
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A horrific take on the true story of the Winchester haunted house and one woman's mission to wash away the blood curse of the Winchester rifle from claiming her own life and soul.<br> <br> This is a tale about guilt, ghosts, and guns...of how fortune brings misfortune, as a grim and determined woman oversees the construction of a house twenty four hours a day for twenty years with the simple motto of keep busy building or get busy dying.<br> <br> "Peter Tomasi and Ian Bertram make you want to sleep with the lights on after reading this tale of horror and dread that wraps you around the throat and doesn't let go. There's a price for everything, and we are reminded of that in the most entertaining, and disturbing, way."<br> - Geoff Johns ( Justice League )<br> <br> "House of Penance is Peter Tomasi's finest work to date, a haunting, macabre experience that will stay with any thoughtful reader long after its conclusion. A fine tale well told, and highly recommended."<br> -Garth Ennis ( Preacher )

"A horrific story of a haunted house and one woman's mission to wash away the blood curse of her husband's invention from claiming her own life and soul"-- Provided by publisher.

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Having recently lost her husband and only child, Sarah Winchester inherits a vast fortune owing to her husband's holdings as heir to a rifle manufacturing empire. She's haunted by terrible spirits she believes to be the ghosts of those killed by the very machines that brought -William Wirt -Winchester so much wealth. Possessed by the notion that endless construction work on her mansion might keep the apparitions at bay, Sarah funds constant renovations on her home, transforming the estate into a maddening maze of twisted corridors and stairways to nowhere. Inspired by the legend of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA, Tomasi (Batman and Robin) introduces into the tale a wandering gunman troubled by his own past and explores themes of guilt, madness, and the possibility of redemption. Bertram's (Bowery Boys) illustrations, with the help of colorist Stewart (Heroes), seethe with menace as his exaggerated figures traverse panels packed with dangers both real and-conceivably-imagined. -VERDICT Fans of historical fiction and horror will find plenty to enjoy, although some might be turned off by the focus being more on character and a sense of dread than gore.-TB © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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