The Routledge Companion to Comics (2016)


A new interest in the darker resonances of fairy tales is also helping to enliven contemporary scenes in recent sequential art.

In Ravi Thornton’s The Tale of Brin & Bent and Minno Marylebone (2012), the eponymous Brin and Bent are antisocial miscreants employed to keep the Rehabilitation Pool in the House of Care for the Grossly Infirm. Their days are spent torturing the inmates who enter the pool, with ammonia and chlorine. One night, they discover the entrancing Minno, a girl who sees into their personalities beyond their dreams of cruelty.



Featured in the chapter: Fairy Tales, Cult Hits and Contemporary Nightmares
Written by David Annwn Jones (Horror Comics Scholar)
Edited by Frank Bramlett, Roy T Cook and Aaron Meskin
Published by Routledge