Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism HC (2012 Illustrated Novella) comic books
1st printing. Written by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola. Art and cover by Mike Mignola. From the creator of Hellboy, an illustrated novella that brings Twilight Zone originality to the written page. In the aftermath of a World War II battle, Father Gaetano is assigned as the sole priest at the Church of San Domenico in the small, seaside Sicilian village of Tringale, and its rectory has been converted into an orphanage. The children have lost much in the war, and many have begun to question their faith. Gaetano's attempts to teach them the catechism are in vain, until he finds an old puppet theatre in the basement. The puppets seem the perfect tool to get the children to pay attention to their lessons. But after dark the puppets emerge from that ornate box, without their strings. While the children have questioned their faith, the puppets believe Father Gaetano's Bible stories completely! Hardcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 176 pages, Text (with B&W Chapter Illustrations). Cover price $19.99.