Strange Embrace

Strange Embrace

A tortured modern gothic tale of madness, death and sexual longing. The world of Strange Embrace is one of pain and sorrow, obsession and damnation - a world that twists and pollutes the lives of all that enter it. FOR MATURE READERS....

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Title:Strange Embrace
Author:David Hine
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Strange Embrace
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:204 pages pages

Strange Embrace Reviews

  • Giddy Girlie
    Nov 25, 2007

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

    David Hine has created an almost 200-page long graphic novel horror tale, primarily set in the early 20th century but with a distinct feel of Victorian Gothic married with ideas of sexual repression suited to that era. The layers of the narrative and the various characters driving the ...

    Haunting in the best way ...

    This is an excellent bizarre comic for readers looking for something a little more obscene. I was lucky enough to have ordered the deluxe hard cover edition with extra goodies from the author which I highly recommend if you enjoyed this comic. ...

    I finished this one in one night. It was definitely a page-turner. The story of Mr. Corbeau was the main focus for me and it was beyond disturbing. I also enjoyed the story of Alex as a mind reader, I especially enjoyed reading how life at school was for him and I would like to read mo...

    David Hine sold me some of his original artwork a bit earlier this year, so when he did a signing at Orbital Comics, it only seemed polite to pop down and say hello. I also thought I should probably read some of his more recent work, so he talked me into a nice Hardback edition of this...

    Definitely a good, solid horror comic. Think Charlotte Bronte meets H.P. Lovecraft and you've got a start. I hear it's coming out in paperback soon, in fact I first found out about this through a teaser in the back of one of the issues of Hine's Bulletproof Coffin. Hopefully the librar...

    For me, this wasn't really scary horror. More of the Alfred Hitchcock suspense style. It was an OK story. Actually, it was a pretty interesting/intriguing story and I did want to know how it would all play out, but at the same time, it wasn't that gripping, probably because I never dev...

    Wonderfully compact, dense storytelling, and beautifully unsettling art, combine to tell a twisted tale of family and madness. Didn't quite pull together at the end as I was expecting, but certainly was a great journey on the way. ...

    Twisted stuff. Like the folks from Spongebob read too much of Lovecraft's non-mythos stuff (the Hound, Terrible Old Man etc) and then went to a fetish club before writing and illustrating this. Ultimately a bit of an unsatisfying ending but a very creepy journey to get there. ...

    David Hine has a twisted brain. This book was amazingly written and gave me a serious case of the hooky spooks! It's now being adapted into a series, which you should also read. Check out the website, which is incredible: http://strangeembrace.com/ ...

  • Marissa
    Jun 08, 2010

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

  • Sam
    May 25, 2015

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

    David Hine has created an almost 200-page long graphic novel horror tale, primarily set in the early 20th century but with a distinct feel of Victorian Gothic married with ideas of sexual repression suited to that era. The layers of the narrative and the various characters driving the ...

    Haunting in the best way ...

    This is an excellent bizarre comic for readers looking for something a little more obscene. I was lucky enough to have ordered the deluxe hard cover edition with extra goodies from the author which I highly recommend if you enjoyed this comic. ...

    I finished this one in one night. It was definitely a page-turner. The story of Mr. Corbeau was the main focus for me and it was beyond disturbing. I also enjoyed the story of Alex as a mind reader, I especially enjoyed reading how life at school was for him and I would like to read mo...

    David Hine sold me some of his original artwork a bit earlier this year, so when he did a signing at Orbital Comics, it only seemed polite to pop down and say hello. I also thought I should probably read some of his more recent work, so he talked me into a nice Hardback edition of this...

    Definitely a good, solid horror comic. Think Charlotte Bronte meets H.P. Lovecraft and you've got a start. I hear it's coming out in paperback soon, in fact I first found out about this through a teaser in the back of one of the issues of Hine's Bulletproof Coffin. Hopefully the librar...

    For me, this wasn't really scary horror. More of the Alfred Hitchcock suspense style. It was an OK story. Actually, it was a pretty interesting/intriguing story and I did want to know how it would all play out, but at the same time, it wasn't that gripping, probably because I never dev...

  • P.
    Dec 10, 2008

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

  • Peter
    Sep 06, 2007

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

  • The_Mad_Swede
    Apr 14, 2018

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

    David Hine has created an almost 200-page long graphic novel horror tale, primarily set in the early 20th century but with a distinct feel of Victorian Gothic married with ideas of sexual repression suited to that era. The layers of the narrative and the various characters driving the ...

  • Old-Barbarossa
    Sep 27, 2011

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

    David Hine has created an almost 200-page long graphic novel horror tale, primarily set in the early 20th century but with a distinct feel of Victorian Gothic married with ideas of sexual repression suited to that era. The layers of the narrative and the various characters driving the ...

    Haunting in the best way ...

    This is an excellent bizarre comic for readers looking for something a little more obscene. I was lucky enough to have ordered the deluxe hard cover edition with extra goodies from the author which I highly recommend if you enjoyed this comic. ...

    I finished this one in one night. It was definitely a page-turner. The story of Mr. Corbeau was the main focus for me and it was beyond disturbing. I also enjoyed the story of Alex as a mind reader, I especially enjoyed reading how life at school was for him and I would like to read mo...

    David Hine sold me some of his original artwork a bit earlier this year, so when he did a signing at Orbital Comics, it only seemed polite to pop down and say hello. I also thought I should probably read some of his more recent work, so he talked me into a nice Hardback edition of this...

    Definitely a good, solid horror comic. Think Charlotte Bronte meets H.P. Lovecraft and you've got a start. I hear it's coming out in paperback soon, in fact I first found out about this through a teaser in the back of one of the issues of Hine's Bulletproof Coffin. Hopefully the librar...

    For me, this wasn't really scary horror. More of the Alfred Hitchcock suspense style. It was an OK story. Actually, it was a pretty interesting/intriguing story and I did want to know how it would all play out, but at the same time, it wasn't that gripping, probably because I never dev...

    Wonderfully compact, dense storytelling, and beautifully unsettling art, combine to tell a twisted tale of family and madness. Didn't quite pull together at the end as I was expecting, but certainly was a great journey on the way. ...

    Twisted stuff. Like the folks from Spongebob read too much of Lovecraft's non-mythos stuff (the Hound, Terrible Old Man etc) and then went to a fetish club before writing and illustrating this. Ultimately a bit of an unsatisfying ending but a very creepy journey to get there. ...

  • Diana Welsch
    Feb 16, 2011

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

    David Hine has created an almost 200-page long graphic novel horror tale, primarily set in the early 20th century but with a distinct feel of Victorian Gothic married with ideas of sexual repression suited to that era. The layers of the narrative and the various characters driving the ...

    Haunting in the best way ...

    This is an excellent bizarre comic for readers looking for something a little more obscene. I was lucky enough to have ordered the deluxe hard cover edition with extra goodies from the author which I highly recommend if you enjoyed this comic. ...

    I finished this one in one night. It was definitely a page-turner. The story of Mr. Corbeau was the main focus for me and it was beyond disturbing. I also enjoyed the story of Alex as a mind reader, I especially enjoyed reading how life at school was for him and I would like to read mo...

    David Hine sold me some of his original artwork a bit earlier this year, so when he did a signing at Orbital Comics, it only seemed polite to pop down and say hello. I also thought I should probably read some of his more recent work, so he talked me into a nice Hardback edition of this...

    Definitely a good, solid horror comic. Think Charlotte Bronte meets H.P. Lovecraft and you've got a start. I hear it's coming out in paperback soon, in fact I first found out about this through a teaser in the back of one of the issues of Hine's Bulletproof Coffin. Hopefully the librar...

  • Mel
    Mar 03, 2015

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

  • E.
    Jan 07, 2014

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

  • Derek Royal
    Feb 16, 2013

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

  • Laura
    Dec 01, 2013

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

  • Victoria
    Mar 04, 2010

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

  • Artur Coelho
    Mar 26, 2017

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

  • Marcus Gipps
    Sep 13, 2010

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

    David Hine has created an almost 200-page long graphic novel horror tale, primarily set in the early 20th century but with a distinct feel of Victorian Gothic married with ideas of sexual repression suited to that era. The layers of the narrative and the various characters driving the ...

    Haunting in the best way ...

    This is an excellent bizarre comic for readers looking for something a little more obscene. I was lucky enough to have ordered the deluxe hard cover edition with extra goodies from the author which I highly recommend if you enjoyed this comic. ...

    I finished this one in one night. It was definitely a page-turner. The story of Mr. Corbeau was the main focus for me and it was beyond disturbing. I also enjoyed the story of Alex as a mind reader, I especially enjoyed reading how life at school was for him and I would like to read mo...

    David Hine sold me some of his original artwork a bit earlier this year, so when he did a signing at Orbital Comics, it only seemed polite to pop down and say hello. I also thought I should probably read some of his more recent work, so he talked me into a nice Hardback edition of this...

  • Eli
    May 28, 2013

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

  • Ryan Gibson
    Nov 02, 2014

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

    David Hine has created an almost 200-page long graphic novel horror tale, primarily set in the early 20th century but with a distinct feel of Victorian Gothic married with ideas of sexual repression suited to that era. The layers of the narrative and the various characters driving the ...

    Haunting in the best way ...

    This is an excellent bizarre comic for readers looking for something a little more obscene. I was lucky enough to have ordered the deluxe hard cover edition with extra goodies from the author which I highly recommend if you enjoyed this comic. ...

    I finished this one in one night. It was definitely a page-turner. The story of Mr. Corbeau was the main focus for me and it was beyond disturbing. I also enjoyed the story of Alex as a mind reader, I especially enjoyed reading how life at school was for him and I would like to read mo...

    David Hine sold me some of his original artwork a bit earlier this year, so when he did a signing at Orbital Comics, it only seemed polite to pop down and say hello. I also thought I should probably read some of his more recent work, so he talked me into a nice Hardback edition of this...

    Definitely a good, solid horror comic. Think Charlotte Bronte meets H.P. Lovecraft and you've got a start. I hear it's coming out in paperback soon, in fact I first found out about this through a teaser in the back of one of the issues of Hine's Bulletproof Coffin. Hopefully the librar...

    For me, this wasn't really scary horror. More of the Alfred Hitchcock suspense style. It was an OK story. Actually, it was a pretty interesting/intriguing story and I did want to know how it would all play out, but at the same time, it wasn't that gripping, probably because I never dev...

    Wonderfully compact, dense storytelling, and beautifully unsettling art, combine to tell a twisted tale of family and madness. Didn't quite pull together at the end as I was expecting, but certainly was a great journey on the way. ...

    Twisted stuff. Like the folks from Spongebob read too much of Lovecraft's non-mythos stuff (the Hound, Terrible Old Man etc) and then went to a fetish club before writing and illustrating this. Ultimately a bit of an unsatisfying ending but a very creepy journey to get there. ...

    David Hine has a twisted brain. This book was amazingly written and gave me a serious case of the hooky spooks! It's now being adapted into a series, which you should also read. Check out the website, which is incredible: http://strangeembrace.com/ ...

    Dark, morbidly erotic, hopeless, mythical and memorably disturbing. There are technically three villains in this piece, and it's difficult to pick who is the true monster when nearly everyone's actions are utterly despicable. ...

    Wonderful modern gothic tale. I'd probably assign it as such in any literature class on gothic horror. Going to have to track down more by this author. One of the better books I've read in a while in this genre (regardless of format) ...

    Meh, I thought it was okay. I think the hype of this book was set to high for me to enjoy it properly. ...

    What the hell did I just read? So messed up. ...

  • Hugo
    Aug 18, 2012

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

    David Hine has created an almost 200-page long graphic novel horror tale, primarily set in the early 20th century but with a distinct feel of Victorian Gothic married with ideas of sexual repression suited to that era. The layers of the narrative and the various characters driving the ...

    Haunting in the best way ...

    This is an excellent bizarre comic for readers looking for something a little more obscene. I was lucky enough to have ordered the deluxe hard cover edition with extra goodies from the author which I highly recommend if you enjoyed this comic. ...

    I finished this one in one night. It was definitely a page-turner. The story of Mr. Corbeau was the main focus for me and it was beyond disturbing. I also enjoyed the story of Alex as a mind reader, I especially enjoyed reading how life at school was for him and I would like to read mo...

    David Hine sold me some of his original artwork a bit earlier this year, so when he did a signing at Orbital Comics, it only seemed polite to pop down and say hello. I also thought I should probably read some of his more recent work, so he talked me into a nice Hardback edition of this...

    Definitely a good, solid horror comic. Think Charlotte Bronte meets H.P. Lovecraft and you've got a start. I hear it's coming out in paperback soon, in fact I first found out about this through a teaser in the back of one of the issues of Hine's Bulletproof Coffin. Hopefully the librar...

    For me, this wasn't really scary horror. More of the Alfred Hitchcock suspense style. It was an OK story. Actually, it was a pretty interesting/intriguing story and I did want to know how it would all play out, but at the same time, it wasn't that gripping, probably because I never dev...

    Wonderfully compact, dense storytelling, and beautifully unsettling art, combine to tell a twisted tale of family and madness. Didn't quite pull together at the end as I was expecting, but certainly was a great journey on the way. ...

  • Bob
    Dec 10, 2012

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

  • Jon
    Sep 30, 2011

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

    David Hine has created an almost 200-page long graphic novel horror tale, primarily set in the early 20th century but with a distinct feel of Victorian Gothic married with ideas of sexual repression suited to that era. The layers of the narrative and the various characters driving the ...

    Haunting in the best way ...

    This is an excellent bizarre comic for readers looking for something a little more obscene. I was lucky enough to have ordered the deluxe hard cover edition with extra goodies from the author which I highly recommend if you enjoyed this comic. ...

    I finished this one in one night. It was definitely a page-turner. The story of Mr. Corbeau was the main focus for me and it was beyond disturbing. I also enjoyed the story of Alex as a mind reader, I especially enjoyed reading how life at school was for him and I would like to read mo...

    David Hine sold me some of his original artwork a bit earlier this year, so when he did a signing at Orbital Comics, it only seemed polite to pop down and say hello. I also thought I should probably read some of his more recent work, so he talked me into a nice Hardback edition of this...

    Definitely a good, solid horror comic. Think Charlotte Bronte meets H.P. Lovecraft and you've got a start. I hear it's coming out in paperback soon, in fact I first found out about this through a teaser in the back of one of the issues of Hine's Bulletproof Coffin. Hopefully the librar...

    For me, this wasn't really scary horror. More of the Alfred Hitchcock suspense style. It was an OK story. Actually, it was a pretty interesting/intriguing story and I did want to know how it would all play out, but at the same time, it wasn't that gripping, probably because I never dev...

    Wonderfully compact, dense storytelling, and beautifully unsettling art, combine to tell a twisted tale of family and madness. Didn't quite pull together at the end as I was expecting, but certainly was a great journey on the way. ...

    Twisted stuff. Like the folks from Spongebob read too much of Lovecraft's non-mythos stuff (the Hound, Terrible Old Man etc) and then went to a fetish club before writing and illustrating this. Ultimately a bit of an unsatisfying ending but a very creepy journey to get there. ...

    David Hine has a twisted brain. This book was amazingly written and gave me a serious case of the hooky spooks! It's now being adapted into a series, which you should also read. Check out the website, which is incredible: http://strangeembrace.com/ ...

    Dark, morbidly erotic, hopeless, mythical and memorably disturbing. There are technically three villains in this piece, and it's difficult to pick who is the true monster when nearly everyone's actions are utterly despicable. ...

    Wonderful modern gothic tale. I'd probably assign it as such in any literature class on gothic horror. Going to have to track down more by this author. One of the better books I've read in a while in this genre (regardless of format) ...

  • Defne
    Nov 06, 2016

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

    David Hine has created an almost 200-page long graphic novel horror tale, primarily set in the early 20th century but with a distinct feel of Victorian Gothic married with ideas of sexual repression suited to that era. The layers of the narrative and the various characters driving the ...

    Haunting in the best way ...

    This is an excellent bizarre comic for readers looking for something a little more obscene. I was lucky enough to have ordered the deluxe hard cover edition with extra goodies from the author which I highly recommend if you enjoyed this comic. ...

    I finished this one in one night. It was definitely a page-turner. The story of Mr. Corbeau was the main focus for me and it was beyond disturbing. I also enjoyed the story of Alex as a mind reader, I especially enjoyed reading how life at school was for him and I would like to read mo...

  • Noe
    Jan 28, 2014

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

    David Hine has created an almost 200-page long graphic novel horror tale, primarily set in the early 20th century but with a distinct feel of Victorian Gothic married with ideas of sexual repression suited to that era. The layers of the narrative and the various characters driving the ...

    Haunting in the best way ...

    This is an excellent bizarre comic for readers looking for something a little more obscene. I was lucky enough to have ordered the deluxe hard cover edition with extra goodies from the author which I highly recommend if you enjoyed this comic. ...

    I finished this one in one night. It was definitely a page-turner. The story of Mr. Corbeau was the main focus for me and it was beyond disturbing. I also enjoyed the story of Alex as a mind reader, I especially enjoyed reading how life at school was for him and I would like to read mo...

    David Hine sold me some of his original artwork a bit earlier this year, so when he did a signing at Orbital Comics, it only seemed polite to pop down and say hello. I also thought I should probably read some of his more recent work, so he talked me into a nice Hardback edition of this...

    Definitely a good, solid horror comic. Think Charlotte Bronte meets H.P. Lovecraft and you've got a start. I hear it's coming out in paperback soon, in fact I first found out about this through a teaser in the back of one of the issues of Hine's Bulletproof Coffin. Hopefully the librar...

    For me, this wasn't really scary horror. More of the Alfred Hitchcock suspense style. It was an OK story. Actually, it was a pretty interesting/intriguing story and I did want to know how it would all play out, but at the same time, it wasn't that gripping, probably because I never dev...

    Wonderfully compact, dense storytelling, and beautifully unsettling art, combine to tell a twisted tale of family and madness. Didn't quite pull together at the end as I was expecting, but certainly was a great journey on the way. ...

    Twisted stuff. Like the folks from Spongebob read too much of Lovecraft's non-mythos stuff (the Hound, Terrible Old Man etc) and then went to a fetish club before writing and illustrating this. Ultimately a bit of an unsatisfying ending but a very creepy journey to get there. ...

    David Hine has a twisted brain. This book was amazingly written and gave me a serious case of the hooky spooks! It's now being adapted into a series, which you should also read. Check out the website, which is incredible: http://strangeembrace.com/ ...

    Dark, morbidly erotic, hopeless, mythical and memorably disturbing. There are technically three villains in this piece, and it's difficult to pick who is the true monster when nearly everyone's actions are utterly despicable. ...

    Wonderful modern gothic tale. I'd probably assign it as such in any literature class on gothic horror. Going to have to track down more by this author. One of the better books I've read in a while in this genre (regardless of format) ...

    Meh, I thought it was okay. I think the hype of this book was set to high for me to enjoy it properly. ...

  • Amanda
    Mar 21, 2018

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

  • Russell Willis
    Aug 15, 2014

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

  • Tony
    Nov 11, 2015

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

  • L.R. Diaz
    Mar 15, 2018

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

  • Lauren
    Dec 26, 2016

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

    David Hine has created an almost 200-page long graphic novel horror tale, primarily set in the early 20th century but with a distinct feel of Victorian Gothic married with ideas of sexual repression suited to that era. The layers of the narrative and the various characters driving the ...

    Haunting in the best way ...

    This is an excellent bizarre comic for readers looking for something a little more obscene. I was lucky enough to have ordered the deluxe hard cover edition with extra goodies from the author which I highly recommend if you enjoyed this comic. ...

  • Sierra Long
    Nov 14, 2017

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

    David Hine has created an almost 200-page long graphic novel horror tale, primarily set in the early 20th century but with a distinct feel of Victorian Gothic married with ideas of sexual repression suited to that era. The layers of the narrative and the various characters driving the ...

    Haunting in the best way ...

  • Book Wyrm
    Nov 17, 2017

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...

    Silence. Pure Silence after finishing this book. You are taken for a very interesting journey that makes you believe the world we live in,at the moment, is a utopia. Honestly the artistry of this graphic novel is superb, somehow it's creepy styling conveys the true atrocity of eve...

    Ryan recommended this to me, saying it was one of the craziest graphic novels he had ever read. Boy was he right. The story was very intense and unexpected, and leaves you with chills. I don't really know what to say about it, other than that it is the story of a very messed up family,...

    Really dark and creepy. I didn't realize just how much it had affected me until I started having dreams about it that night! eek! Not good before-bed reading for sure. Though I think that just goes to show how good it is. I've never been so creeped out by comic before. So if you like t...

    A very dark and fairly compelling graphic novel about a sadistic telepath and an intensely dysfunctional family. I enjoyed it, even if it got somewhat overwrought in patches and one of the centerpieces of the narrative, African tribal masks and statuary, is used in a quasi-offensive an...

    I worked with David Hine to create the definitive edition of Strange Embrace for SEQUENTIAL. This new version contains audio commentary by Dave for each and every page, productions sketches, an interview conducted by Paul Gravett, an academic article on the book + the whole 150-page in...

    Very strange indeed. Gripping story. Fascinating and creepy. Jarring artwork adds to the twisted plot. Story went to a place I could not see coming. On the down side, it ended rather abruptly after a such a twisty and ghastly tale. Worth the read nonetheless. ...

    Re-read for my graphic novels reading group at the Frisco library. Nicely creepy. The end, though, still strikes me as too abrupt or underdeveloped. ...

    I shiver each time I think of this comic. It was superbly written and drawn. Fantastic ...

    Unsettling horror dripping with dread. Both the main story and the shorts are some of the best horror comics I've read. ...

    Excellent art and a really intense story. Incredibly nihilistic and depressing as well, so avoid if you are looking for an up-lifting read! ...

    I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. Initially the art attracted me. Some parts in the story was really interesting and great, but then other parts seem to feel more like soap opera. I do like the horror element of it all. Still there is something I enjoyed in the...

    David Hine has created an almost 200-page long graphic novel horror tale, primarily set in the early 20th century but with a distinct feel of Victorian Gothic married with ideas of sexual repression suited to that era. The layers of the narrative and the various characters driving the ...

    Haunting in the best way ...

    This is an excellent bizarre comic for readers looking for something a little more obscene. I was lucky enough to have ordered the deluxe hard cover edition with extra goodies from the author which I highly recommend if you enjoyed this comic. ...

    I finished this one in one night. It was definitely a page-turner. The story of Mr. Corbeau was the main focus for me and it was beyond disturbing. I also enjoyed the story of Alex as a mind reader, I especially enjoyed reading how life at school was for him and I would like to read mo...

    David Hine sold me some of his original artwork a bit earlier this year, so when he did a signing at Orbital Comics, it only seemed polite to pop down and say hello. I also thought I should probably read some of his more recent work, so he talked me into a nice Hardback edition of this...

    Definitely a good, solid horror comic. Think Charlotte Bronte meets H.P. Lovecraft and you've got a start. I hear it's coming out in paperback soon, in fact I first found out about this through a teaser in the back of one of the issues of Hine's Bulletproof Coffin. Hopefully the librar...

    For me, this wasn't really scary horror. More of the Alfred Hitchcock suspense style. It was an OK story. Actually, it was a pretty interesting/intriguing story and I did want to know how it would all play out, but at the same time, it wasn't that gripping, probably because I never dev...

    Wonderfully compact, dense storytelling, and beautifully unsettling art, combine to tell a twisted tale of family and madness. Didn't quite pull together at the end as I was expecting, but certainly was a great journey on the way. ...

    Twisted stuff. Like the folks from Spongebob read too much of Lovecraft's non-mythos stuff (the Hound, Terrible Old Man etc) and then went to a fetish club before writing and illustrating this. Ultimately a bit of an unsatisfying ending but a very creepy journey to get there. ...

    David Hine has a twisted brain. This book was amazingly written and gave me a serious case of the hooky spooks! It's now being adapted into a series, which you should also read. Check out the website, which is incredible: http://strangeembrace.com/ ...

    Dark, morbidly erotic, hopeless, mythical and memorably disturbing. There are technically three villains in this piece, and it's difficult to pick who is the true monster when nearly everyone's actions are utterly despicable. ...

  • Kris43
    Aug 27, 2012

    First, let me say that this story was pretty weird. It wasn't really that scary, but it was disturbing, especially as it got close to the end. I had to deduct a star because I thought the very last panels were a bit convoluted. This comic was done in entirely black and white and I have...

    Entre o gótico e o grotesco, não há bondade nesta história de terror onde se cruzam um sociopata com capacidades telepáticas e o velho dono de uma loja de antiguidades, sexualmente reprimido, incapaz de ter relações normais com familiares e mulher, e que vive fascinando por esta...

    I feel like I need to instate a "tawdry" shelf for this one. Although I'm not sure why the description say s FOR MATURE READERS - this is no worse than many of the dark comics written for adults. it's a nested story fueled on melodrama and a Dark Secret that causes our proxy protagonis...

    After a bit of a slow start this was a wuick, disturbing and thrilling read. Not exactly the art style I usually like, but it fit the story so well I didn't mind. ...

    I can't believe that this is a comics book! Don't get me wrong, I harbor no prejudice against comics, I love them. It's just that I so rarely stumble upon one with such intense and compact story as this one! So I wasn't expecting it. By the end of it, I had a feeling I've been reading ...