About a week ago, I posted that my friends Justin Shady and his Serbian monster Dwellaphant – or Shadyphant, as I like to call them (See? I told you I would totally bring that back.) – released an all-ages book from Image/Shadowline, called Missing The Boat.
Well, Shady’s at it again.
The Roberts is the story of The Boston Strangler and The Zodiac Killer – both of whom were presumed dead and gone – who are both alive and well and actually living amongst the other elderly residents of The Shady Lane Retirement Center. Bored by the mundane goings-on of bingo tournaments and tea times, the two notorious serial killers trade “war stories” of their golden years building to – what Shady described to me once over a phone call as – a serial killer-off.
The trade includes both issues, plus a new four-page story, several awesome pin-ups from good friends of mine, and Justin’s letters to – and responses from – real-life serial killers Richard Ramirez (AKA The Night Stalker) and Charles Manson!
No? Well, he totally did.
And it looks amazing. Erik showed me the originals back in Wizard World Chicago in June of last year. Gawd damn.
Still not convinced? You can always read a preview of The Roberts here.
Unless you want to give your seven-year-old bed-wetting night terrors for a few months, in which case, go for it.
Your friend (and part-time lover),
Boom Boom Storm Cloud