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Comic Review: Monstermen and Other Scary Stories
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Monstermen and Other Scary Stories
Written and Illustrated by Gary Gianni
Additional Stories by William Hope Hodgeson, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard and Perceval Landon
Letters by Sean Konot, Todd Klein, and Clem Robins
Introduction by Michael Chabon
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: March 7, 2012
Cover Price: $24.99

At one point early on in Gary Gianni’s Monstermen and Other Scary Stories a main character gets a curse that leaves a disturbing mark on his head. It has to be seen to be fully understood because I can only describe it as a Stegosaurus Mohawk… and it’s maybe one of the single coolest things I’ve ever seen in a comic. A few pages later it’s gone, like a ghastly sight in a haunted house, never to be seen again.

Monstermen and Other Scary Stories was originally published as back ups in Hellboy beginning in the mid-90s, though Giannis’ work seems to be about as much Edward Gorey as Mike Mignola. Many avid comic book readers will be familiar with his work, which began first on Classics Illustrated adaptations, most famously on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. He then won an Eisner for Best Short Story for the Heroes contribution in Batman: Black and White before settling into his current gig doing Prince Valiant. Monstermen stands out in his body of work as being his most original and innovative title.

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Deal: Star Wars: Crimson Empire TPB
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The deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is the Star Wars: Crimson Empire TPB for only $9.87 (that’s 45% off the list price of $17.95).

Note – This deal is valid only for today, Saturday, September 10, 2011, til 11:59PM PST while supplies last.

Originally released by Dark Horse Cmis in 1999, this trade paperback collects Star Wars: Crimson Empire #1-6 from the creative team of Mike Richardson, Randy Stradley, Paul Gulacy, P. Craig Russell, Sean Konot, Dave Stewart, and Dave Dorman.

Visit the TFAW’s Deal of the Day page to view the hours left in the sale as well as quantities left on the item.

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