It’s Hammer Time on EZ Street
Scott and Danny continue their adventures at the Baltimore Con in today’s all-new episode of EZ Street, by Mark Wheatley and Robert Tinnell.
Scott discovers his inner fanboy geek, and the fate of the vampire movie option is revealed. Can you spot the industry guest-stars?
Also, be sure to check out FEARnet’s coverage of this week’s episode of EZ Street!
And now, a special message from EZ Street‘s Robert Tinnell about this week’s episode:
Given that today’s episode of EZ Street touches upon the legendary Hammer Films, once-upon-a-time horror powerhouse from the ’50s through the ’70s, it seems like a good time to point out another connection between the company and comics. Since the early seventies a devoted fellow by the name of Richard Klemensen has periodically published the ultimate Hammer Film magazine – LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS.
The most recent issue, #19, features an in-depth look at the career of Hammer’s greatest director, Terence Fisher – the man responsible for many classics of the genre, including HORROR OF DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED. There has always been a natural crossover between comic and film fans, particularly horror films, but if that isn’t reason enough to attract ComicMix readers consider this: for several years now Klemensen has featured covers and interior artwork by several notable comic artists, including one who may well surprise you.
Neil Vokes knows a thing or two about horror (THE BLACK FOREST won a Rondo Award for Best Horror Comic – thanks, Neil) – in comics and film – and he’s been contributing marvelous black-and-white interpretations of Hammer stars and scenes from films for years. Adrian Salmon is a British artist whose work appears often in DR. WHO comics(and who co-created, with me, the character of Terry Sharp – a film director who battles supernatural forces while working at a studio much like Hammer in the ’60s). And then there’s a guy named Bruce Timm whom you may have heard of. Timm is a major Hammer fan and has been contributing some marvelous work to LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS for years – including a few covers.
Great articles and interviews, rare photos and stunning artwork – LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS is a tremendous magazine worthy of picking up. Visit www.LittleShoppeOfHorrors.com to see examples and for ordering information.