Collector’s Item by Jasper Bark (7 June, 2024)


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Can you disappear so completely only one person remembers you existed?

That’s what comics creator Linda Corrigan asks when Paul, her editor, disappears without a trace. No one remembers him, not even his mom. Only Linda recalls him and she can’t let go of his memory. She has to find out what happened.

FBI Agent McPherson is working a similar cold case. Tracking a missing person only he can recollect. When he learns of the police report Linda files, McPherson recruits her. Because both disappearances are linked to the same bygone horror comic artist: R. L. Carver.

Joined by comics historian and conspiracy theorist, Richard Ford, Linda and McPherson uncover not only R. L. Carver’s forgotten genius but the secret history of horror comics from the 1950s to the present day. They learn of the misfits, the madcaps, and the macabre masters who forged an industry, frightened a generation, and felt the heat of the Federal Government.

But the secret history of horror comics threatens to unlock the shadow history of the United States. Soon all three are tumbling down a rabbit hole of conspiracy and consequence that leads to a dark and dangerous destination.

Described as ‘Kavalier and Clay meets Clive Barker’, Draw You In, Vol 1 – Collector’s Item is the first in a mind-bending trilogy of novels. Containing stories within stories the trilogy explores the way fiction and real life often bleed into one another. It examines not only the history of horror comics, but the horror genre itself, running the gamut of subgenres from quiet to psychological horror, from hardcore to cosmic horror. This is a reading experience unlike anything you’ve encountered before.

Draw You In, Vol 1 – Collector’s Item is the fourth book in the Bark Bites Horror series.

 Bark Bites Horror is a spine-tingling series that takes the horror genre to a whole new level. Get ready for a Goosebumps for grown-ups and a sexed-up Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! This is your favorite new obsession. These are the terror tales you’ve been waiting your whole life to read.

This is Horror 2.0, re-gened, re-tooled, and recreated for a fearless new audience! Think you’ve seen everything in horror? Think again. Bark Bites takes you places you’ve never been and shows you sights few mortal eyes would dare behold.

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