The Absence by Martin StiffThe Absence by Martin Stiff

The Absence

byMartin Stiff

Hardcover | March 4, 2014

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When the disfigured Marwood Clay returns to his coastal village, he is shunned and feared by the residents for an unspeakable past crime.

While Marwood struggles to rebuild some semblance of life for himself, in a village where no other man came back from the war, the newly-arrived and enigmatic Dr. Robert Temple is building a strange house for himself, on the hill overlooking the town.

When the men meet, suspicions and secrets begin to pile up between them. Clay is consumed by visions of a nightmarish past he cannot remember, Temple by visions of a future he cannot prevent.

And that's when a young boy vanishes on Christmas Day...
In between his day job as one half of the prolific Amazing 15 Studios and raising his two children, Martin Stiff has found time to carve out this timeless and chilling period mystery in graphic novel form.
Title:The AbsenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 10.42 × 6.98 × 0.9 inPublished:March 4, 2014Publisher:TitanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1782760385

ISBN - 13:9781782760382

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Editorial Reviews

"A great book, packed with some intriguing and exciting character work and a mystery that does not let up until the final pages. Martin Stiff has put together something special here." - The MacGuffin"I was completely caught up in the story that Martin Stiff so adroitly created. And this is his very first graphic novel. God help me, I think I'm jealous of him." - Comics Bulletin"This really is a unique story that demonstrates that comics can be much more than super powers and spandex." - Atomic Moo"The naturalistic dialogue, intricate black and white pencils and Stiff’s reverence for the time period from style to sayings are worth the price of admission, but it’s the sci fi twist that makes THE ABSENCE a true comic book as well as a great story." - Ain’t It Cool News"A worthwhile read for lovers of the dark and creepy." - Project Fandom"This graphic novel has depth and is full of emotion, the art is exactly the way it needs to be, and the storyline is worthy of this novel and any future movie adaptations.." -  Pop Cults"A great comic book by first-timer Martin Stiff and everybody with mature comic sensibilities should read this!" - Retrenders