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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland (May 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786466553
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786466559
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,307,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Do yourself a favor and pick up this absolutely stunning non-fiction graphic novel, it is eye opening and meticulously presented. It will linger with you long after you put it down and I give it my highest recommendation." - Peter Schwotzer, Famous Monsters of Filmland


"Enlightening, entertaining, and marvelously illustrated, Witch Hunts is a splendid and comprehensive guide to the Burning Times." - The Tomb of Dark Delights

"Don't mistake this as just another history book on the Salem Witch Trials. The graphic novel digs deeper into the issues with graphics and dialogue that bring the witch-hunts to life" - Digital Journal

"What is special to this graphic novel is the authors' vast, in-depth personal knowledge of their topic and subject(s). Provided in a clear and compelling voice, with stunning illustrations to help involve the reader Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times is an engrossing, compelling book." - Shock Horror Magazine


"Wood and Morton did a lot of research for WITCH HUNTS and it shows.  The novel is succinct yet informative and the accompanying artwork brings the history to life." - Colleen Wanglund, THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW

"The graphic novel digs deeper into the issues with graphics and dialogue that bring the witch-hunts to life."--Digital Journal

"This superstitious era is thoroughly examined...enlightening, entertaining, and marvelously illustrated...a splendid and comprehensive guide to the Burning Times."--The Tomb of Dark Delights

"Chapman's illustrations are gorgeous...do yourself a favor and pick up this absolutely stunning nonfiction graphic novel, it is eye opening and meticulously presented. It will linger with you long after you put it down and I give it my highest recommendation."--Famous Monsters of Filmland

"What is special to this graphic novel is the authors' vast, in-depth personal knowledge of their topic and subject(s). Provided in a clear and compelling voice, with stunning illustrations to help involve the reader...an engrossing, compelling book."--Shock Horror Magazine

"Wood and Morton did a lot of research...and it shows. The novel is succinct yet informative and the accompanying artwork brings the history to life."--The Horror Fiction Review

Winner, Bram Stoker Award—Horror Writers Association

About the Author

Rocky Wood is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of many books about Stephen King. He is president of the Horror Writers Association and lives in Victoria, Australia. Lisa Morton is a playwright, fiction and reference book author and screenwriter. A Bram Stoker Award winner for superior achievement in horror writing, she lives in North Hollywood, California. Greg Chapman is a fiction writer and horror illustrator, specializing in comics and graphic novels. Two horror novellas were published in 2011. He lives in Central Queensland, Australia.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Garbato on November 23, 2013
Format: Paperback
(Full disclosure: The publisher sent me a free copy of this book for review at my request.)

"Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." - Exodus 22:18

While the term "witch hunts" often conjures up images of the Salem Witch Trials, the truth is that those American colonists persecuted for witchcraft were but a drop in the bucket. From the mid-1300s through the 1700s, tens of thousands of people were imprisoned, tortured, and executed across Europe for the crime of heresy, including practicing witchcraft. In WITCH HUNTS: A GRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE BURNING TIMES, Rocky Wood, Lisa Morton, and Greg Chapman offer a succinct yet chilling account of the witch trials in graphic novel format.

Driven by fear, superstition, greed, and misogyny, religious and "secular" authorities alike found new and inventive ways to interrogate and kill these hapless victims, whose property was routinely confiscated and redistributed among the nobility, offering a powerful motive to accuse the innocent of consorting with the devil. In more extreme cases, this strategy backfired (or rather, progressed to its natural conclusion): entire towns were laid to waste as citizens were murdered en masse and others fled: "Finally, in 1593, the executions in Trier ended only when the city and its people were too impoverished to continue, the population had too much diminished, and food became scarce because farmers had been among those burned at the stakes." (page 86)

Likewise, misogyny was a driving force as well; a majority of those tried and executed for witchcraft were women - including Joan of Arc, who was convicted of heresy for wearing men's clothes. (After the first offense, she was imprisoned for life, as only repeat offenders could receive a death sentence.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By terri walker on July 14, 2013
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This book is completely unsuitable for the original Kindle. I am unable to read the print or decipher the pictures. I was hugely disappointed and feel like I was deliberately mislead.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. Huntman on August 12, 2012
Format: Paperback
When I purchased this book I was looking forward to read it, as the subject matter was one I had an interest in, and I haven't read a graphic novel in a long while. It was pleasurable to find that Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, exceeded both my cravings.

It isn't easy to produce a non-fiction graphic novel - how do you encapsulate complex concepts or events in graphical form, in just a few pages, if that? While a picture may represent a thousand words, will you create the right picture, or doom the reader to the wrong thousand words? How can a bundle of pages of graphics with brief phrases, truly represent the overall theme?. Well, Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton's research and words, combined with Greg Chapman's excellent craftsmanship, certainly does tick those boxes. The reading experience is emmersive, emotional, educational.

In terms of the graphics, I particularly liked the tastefulness of the product. Sexuality, particularly the predatory side, is a part of the Witch Hunt experience, alongside brutality and sadism (all, mind you, perpetrated by those persecuting alleged witches), and yet Greg Chapman is careful in terms of how much graphic violence is portrayed - without losing the sense of what was happening. Kudos to him.

The narration, stemming from the research, is clear and concise, and equally importantly, is consistent from start to finish in terms of style. A dimension that I appreciated was the clarity of the moral message coming from the writers - this was a despicable period and it was more than just a matter of superstitious fear, it was also entwined with greed, avarice and misogyny. It was important to call a spade a spade.

As you can tell by my spiel, I really enjoyed the work, and because it is so crammed with interesting history, it is a book I can refer back to, and reread with pleasure.

A well deserved 5 stars, and worthy of winning awards.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Margaret B. Boston on July 25, 2012
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This brilliant graphic novel examines the history of "witches" from 775 A.D. to the present. You'll find much to appreciate, and I promise you'll be edified --if not downright horrified at the persecution (particularly aimed at women) over the centuries for colluding with Satan. Such persecution, from unspeakable tortures to burning at the stake is painstakingly illustrated by the talented Greg Chapman.

Learn about the Malleus Maleficarum and the two "godly" men behind it. One thing I was impressed with was the end result of such witch hunts was how, through centuries, towns became too impoverished to continue, having killed off both merchants and farmers to the point where there were none left to till the fields or supply the wares needed for survival.

Hats off to authors Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton for scripting a marvelous and worthy graphic novel. A true "keeper" you should have on your bookshelf, if not just on your Kindle! -Marge Simon
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Frank R. Errington on July 24, 2012
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I actually had high hopes for this project and 3 of 5 Stars means I liked it, but it failed to live up to my expectations. After all, when you have two Stoker Award winning authors in Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton, as well as, upcoming Australian writer and illustrator, Greg Chapman, you have to expect the best.

What I saw was really nothing more than an essay of material on witch hunting in the US and Europe coupled with some exceptional line-art from Chapman to bring the text to life.

I realize this is a work of non-fiction, but I don't think that necessarily means it has to be droll. If you're looking for facts on witch-hunting, they're here, but if you're looking to be entertained you might want to look elsewhere.

Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times is available as a Trade Paperback from McFarland, as well as from Amazon.

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