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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Feral House Unleashes Mike Howlett's THE WEIRD WORLD OF EERIE PUBLICATIONS

Feral House has unleashed THE WEIRD WORLD OF EERIE PUBLICATIONS, a book that looks at the sickest comics to ever disgrace the newsstands!

Eerie Publications’ horror magazines brought blood and bad taste to America’s kids from 1965 through 1975. Ultra gory covers and bottom of the barrel production values lent an air of danger to every issue, daring you to purchase them.

THE WEIRD WORLD OF EERIE PUBLICATIONS introduces the reader to Myron Fass, the gun-toting megalomaniac publisher who, with tyranny and glee, made a career of fishing pocket change from young readers with the with the most insidious sort of exploitation. You’ll also meet Carl Burgos, who, as editor of Eerie Publications, ground his axe against the entire comics industry. Slumming comic art greats and unknown no-names were both employed by Eerie to plagiarize the more inspired work of pre-Code comic art of the 1950s.

Somehow these lowbrow abominations influenced a generation of artists who proudly blame career choices (and mental problems) on Eerie Publications. One of them, Stephen R. Bissette (Swamp Thing, Taboo, Tyrant), provides the introduction for this volume.

Here’s the sordid background behind this mysterious comics publisher, featuring astonishingly red reproductions of many covers and the most spectacularly creepy art. Researched and written with love by Mike Howlett and featuring an all new Dick Ayers 6-page horror comic, THE WEIRD WORLD OF EERIE PUBLICATIONS delivers the gory goods to those twisted enough to take a peek.

The Weird World of Eerie Publications:
Comic Gore That Warped Millions of Young Minds

Mike Howlett | Introduction by Stephen R Bissette
8 x 11 • 310 pages • ISBN: 978-1-932595-87-1 • $32.95 • Pub date Jan 10, 2011 • A Feral House Original Hardcover

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1 comment:

Mike H said...

Thank you kindly for the plug! It's an honor to be mentioned on this great blog!!