Q: What makes a monster a Halloween monster? Why is Dracula okay but Godzilla is not? -- @chudleycannons
A: If you're following me on Twitter, then you may already know that earlier this week, I got into a heated argument with comic book writer and holiday enthusiast Benito Cereno over what does and does not constitute a "Halloween Monster." The whole thing sprang out of a Halloween-themed musical countdown that Benito's doling out over at his Tumblr -- stick around to find out how the Garfield Halloween special got him in trouble as a youngster -- that included Blue Oyster Cult's "Godzilla."
My argument -- which I posed to my ex-friend in a very civil and conversational manner that definitely did not start with "hey stupid" -- was that this song wasn't a good fit because Godzilla, while he is definitely a monster, doesn't fit thematically with Halloween. Benito's argument was that it was a fun song. But obviously, as we all know, you can't have fun without rules.
Here at ComicsAlliance, there are a few holiday traditions that we look forward to all year, and chief among them is our yearly visit from writer Benito Cereno to tell us a true Christmas story from the life of St. Nicholas. Last year,
Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why, each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!
Q: My flatmate is scared of Santa and therefore Christmas. How can I help cure him? -- @c
It is time once again for the War Rocket Ajax Halloween Special, and to that end, this week's podcast features our annual Halloween guest, Benito Cereno! The writer of The Tick and Hector Plasm, Benito joins us to share his thoughts on horror movies, ghost stories, and all manner of other spoooooky topics -- and you can listen to the whole show right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #134: Trick Or Hot Wings with Benito Cereno
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The comics medium attempts to answer a lot of big questions: Is it right to take the law into your own hands? What would someone do with special powers, given the opportunity? "Are you ready for the world that's coming?" In that spirit, ComicsAlliance's Matt Wilson is asking comics creators, retailers and commentators some big questions of his own.
Christmas is a time for traditions. For some, it's all about stringing up lights on a Christmas tree and wrapping up presents to put beneath it. For others, it's spending singing carols door to door to spread holiday cheer. And
It's the War Rocket Ajax Halloween Special, and to help us celebrate the spookiest of holidays, we've invited Hector Plasm writer Benito Cereno to our podcast! He tells us all about his Essential Halloween Horror movies and gives us news on upcoming Tick and Tales From the Bully Pulpit projects -- and you can listen to the entire spooooky show right here at ComcisAlliance!War Rocket Ajax v.2, #20: Live From the Black Lagoon with Benito Cereno
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Normally, ComicsAlliance Senior Writer Chris Sims answers comics and comics culture questions from our readers every week, but as Halloween approaches, things are about to get terrifying! This month, Chris answers your spoooooooky questions... from beyond the grave!
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