Strange Embrace

David Hine’s Strange Embrace has quietly become a classic horror comic. The eerie tale of a delivery whose weekly trip to a house full of dysfunctional shut ins reveals secret after secret and descends into madness, sexual obssession and death, it’s been published in various editions from Tundra, Image, Active Images and more since it first came out in 1993. And now you can get the ULTIMATE version of the story via Sequential, the graphic novel app for iPads. This version is in the original black and white (at one point it was colored and though it looked great B&W fits the mood better). It also includes an intro by Paul Gravett, back matter and even AN AUDIO COMMENTARY FOR EACH PAGE. YOU heard that right. Sequential is aiming to make the “criterion collection” of digital graphic novels and they are doing a fine job of it. Extras include:

* audio commentary on each and every page
* a gallery of original covers
* the first panel breakdowns and dialog, synced with the pages they became
* an interview with comics historian Paul Gravett
* an academic piece, Visualizising the Fantastic in Strange Embrace – by Marcus Oppolzer
* the original Strange Embraces
+ additional artwork and characters sketches.

Sequential is making 666 copies of the book available for free this Halloween. Just head over to the store and get ready to download. .