Light Carries On (2023)


When Leon’s camera unexpectedly breaks, he is forced to borrow a used one from his mom’s antique store. As he snaps the first picture, the ghost of the camera’s former owner is released and the two are inexplicably linked. After taking Leon’s body for an accidental joy ride, the ghost introduces himself as Cody, a queer punk rocker who died decades ago. Of course, he doesn’t remember how he wound up dead but the two decide investigating might be the only way to end the haunting.

From: Dark Horse Books

Notes on This Title

The main characters of this title are two gay men. One of them, Leon, is visually coded is Black, and experiences panic attacks after having served in the army. Leon’s father is also gay, although he does not appear in the story.

There are references to suicide, as well as brief depictions of blood, and intimate partner violence.


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“This romance serves up a heartfelt haunting.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)

“I really was strongly invested in “Light Carries On”. It’s a touching, tender romance with great characters and a beautiful setting.” (Source: Multiversity Comics)

Light Carries On is a haunting love story that surreptitiously defies your tired expectations to surprise you with genuine empathy, healing and joy.” (Source: WWAC)


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