Reading The Weird Web Comic: Episode #7–Jerome Bixby’s “It’s a Good Life”

Mary's Mysterious Past is Finally Revealed...

“Reading the Weird” is an ongoing exploration of The Weird: A Compendium of Strange & Dark Stories conducted by Leah Thomas. The webcomic follows the journey of Mary and Ed through ever stranger landscapes and encounters, seemingly influenced by the stories in the anthology. Episode 7 alludes to Merce Rodoreda’s story “The Salamander,” but is largely riffing off of Jerome Bixby’s famous story “It’s a Good Life”–which we are pleased to reprint on WFR.com this week. In our opinion, Episode #7, with its chilling and emotional delving into Mary’s past, is the best episode yet.

Read the six prior episodes in our archive.

Interview with Leah Thomas

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