The Resurrectionist: The Lost Works of Dr. Spencer Black collects the various journals, letters and scientific writings of Dr. Spencer Black, who went missing under mysterious circumstances in an attempt to prove his theories about “The Perfect Human.” Allegedly.
Set in Philadelphia in the late 1870’s, the novel/illustrated guide is set-up to be the lost work of a mad scientist who believes that mutations in humanity are our body’s attempt to regrow pieces it once had. Wings, horns, a more fully functioning brain, etc.
There’s just one thing that sets this book apart, it’s written as if it were piecing together the real studies of Black by author E.B. Hudspeth despite him being a fictional person. Think The Princess Bride but with more animals being sewn together and less Rodents of Unusual Size.