Monday, May 2, 2011

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, the Uncut Edition

Okay, my fellow monster fans, the time has come. This is the secret project I've been teasing about for the past few months. I'm writing a vintage-style "filmbook" treatment (in other words, a pulpy prose version) of the classic Universal movie Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man for Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine!

The stunningly glorious cover was painted by the incomparable Joe Jusko.

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
was the second Frankenstein film I ever saw--and also was my first encounter with the Wolf Man--when I was six years old. This movie altered my DNA and I've never been the same since.
Of course, getting to write the filmbook for FM is extraordinarily thrilling. I was sick a lot as a little kid and Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine served as a sort of security blanket for me every dreaded time I went to the doctor's office. FM never, ever failed to make me feel better.

Many thanks to Phil, Jessie, and Joe. Couldn't have done this without you.

I can hardly describe the sense of joy I have for being involved in my favorite childhood magazine, as well as taking a small part in the Universal Monsters saga, my favorite fictional universe.

This project is a dream come true for both Joe and myself. Hope you'll join us.

On Sale in September!

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  2. Outstanding news, Martin. They couldn't have signed a more appropriate writer for the job. I know you'll knock it out of the park. Congratulations!

  3. Excellent! What a fun project and what a great cover. I'm looking forward to reading it. Congratulations!