Award-winning sci-fi author and occult expert Rachel Pollack made a name for herself with a wealth of instructional and inspirational books centered on the mysteries of the tarot, then ventured into comic books as one of the first out trans creators in the industry.
Her inspired work on Vertigo's Doom Patrol in Issues #64-87 advanced the wild, weird adventures of the title's misfit heroes that superstar writer Grant Morrison began in the early '90s. Now Pollack has returned to comics in a collaboration with artist Rick Geary for an alternative take on the immortal tale of "Ligeia" in the sophomore issue of Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter of Terror, and SYFY WIRE has an exclusive look into its petrifying pages.
This tantalizing new collection of frightful stories from new indie publisher Ahoy Comics to warm your nerves on cold nights also includes spine-tingling yarns by Stuart Moore, Hunt Emerson, Dan Schoeneck, Ryan Kelly, and more. It's a refreshing measure of the macabre from some of the genre's top talent, with a unique twist on the source material.
For Pollack's contribution, the somber Baltimore author is caught in an opium haze wherein he envisions a magic Victorian internet device that can produce images of the "longings that dare not speak aloud" and the yearnings of Lady Ligeia's exquisite death.
Check out our exclusive five-page look inside this artful adaptation of Poe's classic story in Ahoy's new horror anthology. Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter of Terror #2 strikes comic shops on Nov. 28.