Thursday, June 15, 2017
MONSTER MASHUPS #16
One of the best "monster mash" comics-series was BONEYARD, published in its own title from 2001 and 2009. It revolved around the humorous mishaps of ordinary guy Michael Paris, who inherited a plot of land from a relative, only to find that it was inhabited by various strange creatures-- a leather-jacketed werewolf, a pint-sized demon with delusions of world conquest, a talking raven, a witch, a living skeleton, and, most importantly, a sexy vampire named Abbey Abrahms (as in "Bram" Stoker, natch). Not surprisingly, a romantic relationship develops between Michael and Abbey. Though the series ended with issue #28, artist Richard Moore happily gave the feature a fitting end. Some of Moore's jokes are fairly corny, but he shows a greater talent for winsome characters than the majority of mainstream comics-creators.