||From the haunted castles of ancient Brittany to the mist-shrouded
streets of Whitechapel, from the palaces of Marseilles and Tunis to the
back alleys of Montmartre, Sâr Dubnotal, the Great Psychagogue,
his disciple Rudolph, his medium the beautiful Gianetti Annunciata, and
his trio of assistants, Frank, Fréjus and Otto, pursue the beautiful
but deadly Countess Azilis de Tréguilly and her Svengali-like master,
the evil, sadistic hypnotist Tserpchikopf, Prince of Crime, Master of
the Chessmen, who turns out to be none other than
Jack the Ripper!
Published anonymously in 1909 in a series of French pulp magazines,
the Sâr Dubnotal series features one of the first superheroes
of the supernatural. Like John Silence, Carnacki and Simon Iff, Sâr
Dubnotal mixes modern science with occult spells and ancient mysticism,
all in a horror-fraught atmosphere of grisly murders and vengeful wraiths.
Cover by Gino Starace
Published by Black Coat Press in 2009