Dr Julia Round is a principal lecturer in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, UK, and editor of Studies in Comics journal. Her research and teaching interests include gothic, comics and children’s literature. She has been a lifelong fan of metal music, and although this seldom informs her research, her relevant publications include the article ‘Reconstructing Alice Cooper: “From the Inside” to The Last Temptation’ in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 1:2 (Routledge, 2010). Her other publications include over 30 articles on various aspects of comics, the book Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels: A Critical Approach (McFarland, 2014) and the co-edited collection Real Lives Celebrity Stories (Bloomsbury, 2014). She has recently completed two AHRC-funded studies examining how digital transformations affect young people’s reading and in 2015 she received the Inge Award for Comics Scholarship. She is currently working on a critical book and searchable database of the British girls’ comic Misty (University Press of Mississippi, 2018). Further details at www.juliaround.com.