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.

Musing on Monsters 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, the Cat People, 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 constantly at your side… unless, of course, you step off the path.

ABOUT THE EDITOR

A native of Toledo, Ohio, Jim Beard is a comic-book writer, historian, and journalist. His credits include work for DC, Dark Horse, IDW, and TwoMorrows, and he currently provides weekly content for Marvel.com. His second favorite comic-book character is Shelly Mayer’s Ma Hunkel, the original Golden Age Red Tornado.

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