The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 10: Elvira Heads to Hulu for All-New Series

Elvira has big plans for October! The Mistress of the Dark herself is returning to the small screen on October 19th with all-new material. She’s back for 13 Nights of Elvira which will stream exclusively on Hulu.

You can count on her to not only introduce the movies, but to give her ongoing pointed perspective with hilarious pop-ups throughout all 13 films. Elvira takes on some of the best of the worst modern B-movies including: Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, Evil Bong, Seed People, Shrunken Heads, and finally on Halloween night, Elvira will skewer the classic zombie movie that started it all, Night of the Living Dead!

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 09: Bela Lugosi & Helen Chandler in Dracula (1931).

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 08: Meg Murrderher always looks amazing, but I absolutely cannot wait to see the shots from her Vampirella shoot with SGH PhotoArt!

Detective Comics #35—”Terminal,” part one
by Benjamin Percy, John Paul Leon, Dave Stewart, and Jared K. Fletcher

This is the perfect story to read when half of our nation is terrified of an Ebola outbreak. No, really. It makes it feel even more grounded in the real world than you would expect from a street level Batman story.

I picked this up solely because of John Paul Leon’s art, and damn it was worth it! His thick lines & heavy brush work really give this book an excellent noir feel…something that’s been missing in the main Batman title since the launch of the New 52niverse. And with Dave Stewart on color duty? C’mon…just look at this splash of the plane crash—not a single important character in sight & I want that art on my wall!

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I had never heard of Benjamin Percy, so I didn’t know what to expect. This is my Batman—always in detective mode, unable to shut it off even with Alfred looking out for him & trying to keep Bruce focused on being Bruce.

If you don’t normally pick up Detective, grab this issue & next month’s #36. It’s just a two-part story so there’s no heavy commitment…and you’ll thank yourself in the end.

In 1947, Ten Comic Strip Artists Were Asked To Draw Their Characters Blindfolded

A comic strip artist will end up drawing the same characters so many thousands of times, that you’d figure they could draw them with their eyes closed. But could they really?

In 1947, Life decided to find out by challenging 10 contemporary comic strip artists to do just that–draw their characters with their eyes closed. The results, needless to say, are hilarious. Most of the artists were remarkably successful at re-creating individual features of their characters, but they put them all in the wrong places like a Picasso painting or a botched Mr. Potatohead toy.

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What do you guys think, was Chester Gould cheating?

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 03: What would Halloween posts be without a little Francesco Francavilla? This man can do no wrong, and this Curse of the Werewolf piece just goes to back that up!

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CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF (1961)
Ink/Inkwash on 9x12 bristol board ~ Art by Francesco Francavilla

Doing this one-a-day-all-month-long horror art thing in October leading to Halloween - you guys with me? :)

Cheers,
FF

I dedicate this song to Fox & the entire Gotham team at Warner Bros. Television. I gave the first episode 3/5, but the second dropped to a solid 2/5. So much is wrong with the writing and acting…I don’t even care about the changes, it’s its own continuity.