The critically-acclaimed graphic novel series is now a COLLECTED EDITION! Prior to his infamous life as The Phantom, the disfigured genius named Erik traveled the globe as a magician and sideshow horror. His unique skills eventually earned him a job as architect and political assassin for the Shah of Persia. THE TRAP-DOOR MAKER tells the tale of Erik’s origins, actions, and ultimate betrayal! COLLECTED EDITION contains all three books, as well as bonus adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Chapter 1.
DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS/PREVIEWS: – Recipient of the “Certified Cool” honor.
RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS:
-Three-time Nominee: “Best Horror Comic” category.
CHAPTER ONE BOOK REVIEWS:
“Bregman wields black and white like most artist handle an entire palette of color.”
COMIC NEWS INTERNATIONAL:
“All in all, Trap-Door Maker is a gorgeous-looking, and fun book to read. Pete Bregman has a future in this industry ahead of him.”
“Adventure, humor, and horror are mixed wonderfully by writer/artist Pete Bregman. It’s scorpions, rats, and excitement in a wonderful story. Two gnarled claws up!”
SCARY MONSTERS MAGAZINE:
“Discover the magic of Trap-Door Maker, the must-read and see prequel to The Phantom Of The Opera!”
MOVIE POOP SHOOT:
“The effect is simple and marvelous: a strong character is given even more depth and detail, and a classic story has new life breathed into it.”
COMICS WAITING ROOM:
“Bregman’s work throughout this series has been impeccable, and the way he has breathed life into the character of Erik has been remarkable.”