Wednesday, March 24, 2010
"Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" Comic
One of my earliest memories of hearing the name Jack the Ripper came from the short story, "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" by Robert Bloch. Of course, Bloch is most famous as the author of Psycho, but he wrote a few stories about Jack including "Yours Truly," which I think is one of the best horror stories ever. Bloch's mixture of humor and horror made him stand out as an artist of the short story form. It was announced today that there will be a release Bloch's story in comic book form.
Psycho author Robert Bloch's seminal tale of the Ripper in then-contemporary times was originally published in Weird Tales in '43. Now it's getting adapted to comics for the first time ever, by acclaimed writer Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale, and featuring art and colors by Eisner-nominated artist Kevin Colden (Fishtown).

32 pages, $3.99.

Coming in June.

Joe Lansdale is a great choice for the writing portion, as his Southern Gothic style combines the same elements of humor and horror that Bloch excelled at. If you have a chance and are not squeamish, check out Lansdale's zombie short story "On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks," one of the few great zombie stories.

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