While the comic books were actually rather few and far between at this year’s Wizard World Comic Con in Austin, I did find one that I absolutely fell in love with. I always enjoy a bit of wit and Kevin M. Glover, the writer and publisher of Fractured Scary Tales, brings a good bit of it to the table.

When Kevin told me it has been described as a cross between Robot Chicken and Tales from the Crypt, I knew I had to check it out. When I saw titles like, “Planet of the Were-Apes” and “The Maltese Frankenstein” in the inaugural issue, “Ghouligan’s Island” in another, and “Smokey and the Banshee” in the latest edition, I knew I was going to get a couple of issues.

Kevin was a real pleasure to meet and his Scary Tales Publishing line has several other comics that may interest you, such as:

  • Lady Frankenstein and the Mummy’s Brain – A full-color limited series.
  • Monster Smash-Ups – This one is another I’m definitely going to have to check out because it’s an old school anthology with 40 full-color pages of classic monsters fighting each other. Who could want more?
  • Fabulous Frightmares – Re-imagined monster classics “with an LGBT twist.”
  • They’re Here – If aliens and oddities are your thing, you’ll want to check out these “7 stand-alone tales of close encounters of the comic book kind.”

However, it was the Fractured Scary Tales that I couldn’t leave without.

The vision of Clint Eastwood yelling, “Chow’s in the Vault!!!” While running from zombies in “The Good, The Bad, and The Undead” is almost worth the price of admission alone. However, my Star Wars geekness was enticed in issue 6 with “The Vampires Strike Back” and “Revenge of the Yeti,” while “Ain’t It” and “Jurassic Parks and Recreation” made me laugh at just the titles alone.

The artwork itself is classic, old school black and white horror. Just like we like ‘em. The covers are double-sided on each issue and in full color, and Kevin is working with some great artists to give them that old horror comic feel.

These “reimagined movie and TV classics with a horror twist” are hysterical, packed with multiple parodies, come in a 40 page mag, and are definitely a new twist on some classics that we all know and love. Kevin’s sense of humor definitely isn’t limited to just some witty titles… you’ll definitely get some laughs out of these books.

Head over to Kevin’s website and grab a copy or check out some of the other available titles. If you happen to catch him at a local convention, tell him where you heard about it and be sure to get him to sign your copies.

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Matthew Harris
Matthew is a sponge... well he's trying to change that definition anyway. Attempting to absorb a little bit of everything, especially the odd and just plain WTH kind of stuff, chances are he knows at least a little something about it. He enjoys picking on his soon-to-be-infamous Granddaughter 'Bug' and when he isn't busy raising her, he enjoys evenings at home with his pack of dogs and his girlfriend... not always in that order.

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