Comixology Originals announces The Ghost of Wreckers Cove, a wildly imaginative tale that blends historical fiction and magical realism in a Middle Grade original graphic novel from critically acclaimed Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Liniers (The Big Wet Balloon, Good Night, Planet, Written and Drawn by Henrietta) and frequent collaborator Angelica del Campo, with colors by Christian Argiz, and edits by John Lind.
The Ghost of Wreckers Cove is a story of ghosts, pirates, stolen treasure, seashells, swimming, and a young lighthouse keeper. This gorgeously told story will be available beginning November 8, 2022 from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line.
“We have always been fascinated with the lighthouses on the coast of Maine and the fact that there were so many women lighthouse keepers and that there are so many shipwrecks still at the bottom of the sea on the eastern seaboard,” say Liniers and del Campo. “All those things inspired us to create a story of how two young girls cope with the loss of their mother through a magical friendship with a ghost that has grains of historical truth that the children can then investigate. It’s an inverted take on the classic detective genre, instead of logic and deduction saving the day, magic and the supernatural are at the heart of the story.”
To escape the city for the summer, sisters Cristina and Martha head to the coast of Maine where their father has rented a house for them near a famous, but non-working, lighthouse. While their father works, the girls explore and make friends with a young red headed girl. As the girl communicates with them, they soon suspect she is not of this time. They begin to investigate at the local library, meet with a local historian, and head to the maritime museum where they discover more about the girl—her fame and disappearance—and unravel the mystery of the lighthouse.
The Ghost of Wreckers Cove is a spellbinding book that will make you believe in ghosts and the bonds of sisterhood.
“Liniers’ work is so profoundly beautiful, spirited, and touching,” says Bryce Gold, Comixology Originals Lead. “It is an honor to bring The Ghost of Wreckers Cove to English language audiences worldwide for the first time and my hope that readers of all ages, alive, spectral, or otherwise, enjoy it.”
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