Panel Mania: ‘The Forbidden Harbor’

August 23, 2019 | 1 book mentioned

Teresa Radice and Stefano Turconi’s beautifully illustrated graphic novel Forbidden Harbor combines high adventure, betrayal, and mystery on the open sea with a deeply moving love story in a richly imagined literary tribute to the ships, sailors, and mythologies of 19th-century tall ship sailing.

In this nine-page excerpt, the crew of the Explorer discovers a mysterious stowaway and takes him to the ship’s captain, Nathan MacLeod. The captain quickly realizes that he and the young man share an unexplainable connection to a woman MacLeod has fallen deeply in love with. Forbidden Harbor will be published in September by NBM.

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is senior news editor of Publishers Weekly and editor of PW Comics World.

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