Musings on Monsters:

Observations on the World of Classic Horror

As children, we fall in love with monsters, and age often fails to dim that freakish fascination. As adults, we examine our youthful passions with a cold eye, but the awful truth remains: we are eternally “Monster Kids.” Musings on Monsters, from the editors of Somewhere Beyond the Heavens: Exploring Battlestar Galactica and From Bayou to Abyss: Examining John Constantine, Hellblazer, gathers together a murderer’s row of writers to open the crypt of our childhoods and shine a ray of moonlight on all the creatures, creeps, and crazies of those bygone days of classic horror.

So beware, for such fiends as Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy, Godzilla, the Cat People, Barnabas Collins, zombies, and even the Devil himself lurk within these pages, scrutinized by experts in the field of monsterism and laid out on the slab for thorough reflections on their supernatural powers to mesmerize children and adults alike. Join us, won’t you? Don’t be afraid – your ghoulish guides through this nightmarish landscape are at your side… unless, of course, you step off the path.

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Rich Handley has written books about Planet of the Apes, Back to the Future, and Watchmen, as well as licensed Star Wars and Planet of the Apes fiction. He co-edited Titan Books' Scribe Award-nominated Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone, as well as eight Sequart anthologies to date discussing Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Hellblazer, and classic monsters. Rich joined the editorial team for Eaglemoss's Star Trek: The Graphic Novel Collection in 2019 after writing the introductions to almost 60 volumes of that long-running series. He has contributed essays to DC's Hellblazer: 30th Anniversary Celebration; IDW's five Star Trek and three Eisner Award-nominated Star Wars comic-strip reprint books; BOOM! Studios' four-volume Planet of the Apes Archive series; Sequart anthologies about Star Trek, Blade Runner, and Back to the Future; and ATB Publishing's Outside In series focused on Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and The X-Files. Rich pens columns and feature articles for HeroCollector.com and is writing a licensed Star Trek reference book yet to be announced. In addition, he provided Blu-ray commentaries for War for the Planet of the Apes and the Back to the Future documentary Back in Time. By day, Rich is the managing editor of RFID Journal.

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Also by Rich Handley:

From Bayou to Abyss: Examining John Constantine, Hellblazer

co-editor, contributor

Somewhere Beyond the Heavens: Exploring Battlestar Galactica

co-editor, contributor

The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe

contributor

A More Civilized Age: Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe

co-editor, contributor

Bright Eyes, Ape City: Examining the Planet of the Apes Mythos

co-editor, contributor

A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Exploring Star Wars Comics

co-editor, contributor

A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe

co-editor, contributor

The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes

co-editor, contributor

New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics

contributor

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Lou Tambone is an independent musician, freelance writer, and UI/UX designer from New Jersey. A lifelong fan of pop culture, he was an early HTML adopter, creating and maintaining some of the first Star Wars fan sites under the Starwarz.com banner. As well as the occasional magazine and web piece, he’s made many contributions to essay anthologies from Sequart on the Planet of the Apes, Battlestar Galactica, and Star Wars franchises. His editing credits include The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe and Somewhere Beyond the Heavens: Exploring Battlestar Galactica. When he's not reading or writing stories, he’s usually writing music or rehearsing with one of his many bands. During his "spare" time, he tries to remember to eat and breathe.

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Also by Lou Tambone:

From Bayou to Abyss: Examining John Constantine, Hellblazer

co-editor, contributor

Somewhere Beyond the Heavens: Exploring Battlestar Galactica

co-editor, contributor

The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe

co-editor, contributor

A More Civilized Age: Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe

contributor

A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe

contributor

The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes

contributor