SWAMPMEN - MUCK MONSTERS OF THE COMICS
Since the first appearance of The Heap in 1942, beasts from the bayou have captured reader imaginations and have been a staple of the horror genre, whether under the guise of such characters as Swamp Thing, Man-Thing, Solomon Grundy, or even Marvin the Dead Thing! Some of these nightmarish hulks have also found their way beyond comics, into novels, live-action TV series, toy shelves, cartoon shows, and even major motion pictures. Now, authors Jon B. Cooke and George Khoury reveal the mysteries behind these fascinating beasts, exploring the origins of these creatures through dozens of fascinating interviews with the creative talents behind the comics, including Steve Bissette, Steve Gerber, Mike Ploog, Rick Veitch, John Totleben, Val Mayerik, and Alan Moore! Cover by Frank Cho!
Softcover, 8x11, 200pgs, $24.95
MAY06 3445 TwoMorrows Publishing
I think this is the third or fourth time TwoMorrows has scheduled this book, so we'll see. It seems like it'll be an entertaining enough book, and I like most of the creators interviewed. Gerber and Bissette interviews, in particular, are always worth reading, and I look forward to the Ploog and Totleben interviews for other perspectives of those eras and their collaborations.