Joseph Merrick is The Elephantman, the most remarkable human being ever to draw the breath of life! Cursed with hideous physical deformities which grant him enhanced strength and toughness, his skin as thick as that of his namesake.
Betrayed, robbed and left for dead by his tour manager, Merrick drags himself back to London and once again finds himself in the care of Dr Frederick Treves, one of the most well respected surgeons in the country. But is the doctor all that he seems? And will the city's dark underbelly envelop him?
Collects Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman #1 - 4.
"Merrick does an excellent job of presenting a fully realized world, using surreal details of history as a jumping off point for a nail-biting adventure strip, and transforming the infamous Elephant Man into a hero not just for his time, but for all time." - Joe Casey (Wildcats 3.0, Uncanny X-Men, The Intimates, Adventures of Superman.)
"Brutality and poetry co-exist simultaneously on the same page... Merrick steps up to the hatred of the city, powerful instead of weak and infatuated. He rails against the injustice of the times and sets out like a pulp novel character cutting a swathe of bloody broken bones through the... weirdness of the time." - downthetubes.net
"There's a lot of complex motivation and emotion in this story. Combined with the hint of a larger mystery and gorgeous, memorably atmospheric art, this is a very strong debut." - panelpatter.com
"Tom Ward and Luke Parker have in four issues created a world richer and more interesting than many books can attain in years, if ever. Ward mixes the real, surreal and downright weird perfectly, without any visible seams... It is a truly unique read in today's glut of boring superhero books." - popcultureuncovered.com