For eleven months out of the year, I can take or leave horror comics. Unless it's something exceptional like Hellboy or Tomb of Dracula, they don't tend to be things that I actively seek out, Until, that is, September becomes October and the scent of pumpkin spiced coffee is on the air, at which time I promptly start scrambling like a lunatic to find as many comics about ghosts, mummies and miscellaneous tentacled horrors that I can fit into the next 31 days.
Sometimes, every now and then, that search through quarter bins brings me something amazing, like a comic where creators like Dwayne McDuffie, Ernie Colon and Gil Kane told the story of a war raging in Hell itself between every single monster from the Lord of the Vampires to Baba Yaga over who would have the right to destroy humankind once and for all. And sometimes, that story turns out to be the comic book version of Monster In My Pocket.
When I was little, I used to draw little stories on Post Its and staple them together -- sort of proto-comics, if you will. Most of the time they revolved around heroes and My Little Ponies and adventures, but the last time I visited my parents, I found something... special.
These days, you can barely turn around without hitting an actor, singer, or pseudo-celebrity who wants to make their own comic book, but the current craze is nothing new -- bizarre celebrity cameos are as old as comics themselves, and Chris Sims of the Invin
We are truly in a golden age of comic book/TV cross-mingling. TV writers love dabbling in comics, while comic book scribes love how much more TV writing pays. Meanwhile, comics like "Buffy: Season Eight" and the upcoming "Pushing Daisies" series offer fans a glimpse at what could have been if their respective shows had continued. But we didn't always have it this good.
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