Sunday, October 26, 2008

tales of terror (1985-1987)...

Eclipse canceled "Twisted Tales" in 1984, but the next year launched "Tales of Terror," a less Bruce Jones-centric, and also less good, horror anthology series, which ran for 13 (heh, heh) issues, through 1987. Bruce Jones continued to contribute to the series, as did Chuck Dixon, Tim Truman, Carol Lay (very odd to see her working in a more traditional comics illustrative style, as opposed the very distinctive cartooning style she would develop), Steve Bissette, John Bolton and others, so there was certainly some talent involved in "Tales of Terror," and it did have its' moments, but overall it just didn't have the same spirit as "Twisted Tales," it wasn't as outrageous, funny, gross and just wasn't as well-written.

Here are the covers for issues 5, 6, 8 and 11, as well as a short story by Chuck Dixon (a Batman vet who was recently writing the Outsiders and some other stuff for DC, and also writes alot of the [often pretty excellent] Simpsons comics for Bongo, which I think is actually owned by DC) with art by Bob Orzechowski and Norm Breyfogle. The covers are by Tim Conrad, Joe Chiodo, Scott Hampton and John Bolton, respectively.








This month sure has gone by fast. Time, man...it's a motherfucker. I was really hoping to get up more film reviews, and there's still some more to come, but at least I hope people are enjoying the comics posts. I've got a few more 80s indie comics to put up, then maybe some more Richard Corben stuff, and a couple of magazines. Film reviews forthcoming. Right now I think it's nap time. Stay spooky...

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