Lenore, the "cute little dead girl" who starred in a bunch of hilariously gory and humorously horrific indie comics by Roman Dirge back in the '90s and early 2000s, has clawed her way out of the ground and back into print in The Bloody Best of Lenore, a new hardcover collection from Titan Comics to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the character.

"Twenty-fifth anniversary?" you might be saying, "Didn't the first issue of Lenore come out in 1998? That's not even twenty years yet." And while that's true, the character first appeared in 1992, in a magazine called Xenophobe. So it seems that the 10-year-old girl who died more than a century ago is officially turning 25 in 2017. And for those of us who fondly remember these comics, this collection looks like just the way to celebrate.

The Bloody Best of Lenore is out September 5, and features 176 pages of classic Lenore stories and never-before-seen bonus materials, as well as an afterward by Roman Dirge. Check out an excerpt below:

 

Roman Dirge / Titan Comics
Roman Dirge / Titan Comics
Roman Dirge / Titan Comics
Roman Dirge / Titan Comics
Roman Dirge / Titan Comics
Roman Dirge / Titan Comics
Roman Dirge / Titan Comics
Roman Dirge / Titan Comics

 

Here's the official word from Titan:

Roman Dirge's twisted ​Lenore celebrates 25 macabre years this year and Titan are excited to announce THE BLOODY BEST OF LENORE - a​ ​celebratory hardcover collecting fan-favorite stories from across the 25 years!
​Eisner-winning ​Roman Dirge created Lenore in 1992 for the San Diego alternative magazine Xenophobe,​ and the character of​ Lenore ​​has since become a publishing phenomenon garnering a passionate fanbase as well as celebrity fans including Neil Gaiman and Rosario Dawson (Iron Fist, The Defenders, Daredevil, Sin City). ​
The Bloody Best of Lenore (in ​bookstores September 5, 2017) collects fan-favourite stories by creator Roman Dirge across Titan's Volumes 1 - 5 in an embossed hardcover edition including stories like; Babysitting, Ragamuffin, The Fugly Duckling, and The Macabre Mortimer Fledge!
This collection will also have a special bonus material section​ "Lenore & Friends" which features never before seen art material, and also includes an afterword written by Roman Dirge.