Universal monsters

Last time we tackled The Wolf Man in our ongoing series featuring The Universal Monsters In Comics. Today we talk about a character whose status as a 'Universal Monster' is a bit in dispute. However in the studio's (now defunct) sizzle reel for The Dark Universe they included him so the character makes the cut here. Who is that you may ask? A Phantom....Of The Opera. This character did not originate with Universal however most of the depictions we will be talking about today draw clear inspiration from both the Lon Chaney Sr., and Claude Rains portrayals of The Phantom. As with last time we are opting out of straight adaptations, focusing instead on their other appearances or twists upon the story.

In which Mark coins the term "Batnado"...

After a summer of hugely successful comic and sci-fi films, there's no question that mainstream audiences are ready to live in a post-"Transformers" world occupied by big budget depictions of traditionally geeky properties.

Funko has released the official list of characters it will have in its retro 80's action figure line (think Kenner era Star Wars figures), and it includes all of the major Universal Monsters and many 1980's horror icons.

It’s that wonderful time of year again! Horror movies playing 24/7 on cable, the masses planning their Halloween party costumes, and the theme parks turning their family friendly parks into blood and gore infested lands of horror!