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Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman is a Victorian adventure/horror/cape gaslamp comic set in 1880s' London. Based on a fictional version of the life of Joseph Merrick, it steps between historical facts and turn of the century folklore juxtaposed with the American superhero comic conventions of super powers, masks, secret identities and fantastic adventures.

Betrayed, robbed and left for dead by his tour manager, Merrick finds his way back to London where he is rediscovered by Dr. Frederick Treves who, unknown to Merrick, is the man responsible for his exile to Europe. Treves takes Merrick back to the London hospital where he can recover, promising to search for a cure to Merrickā€™s condition but actually attempting to unlock the secret of his skin for his own gain.

Recommended for mature readers.

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