Official Press Release
Fans of the classic horror and suspense comics of yesteryear will be
happy to hear about the upcoming publication of FIENDISH FABLES, a new
anthology releasing from Narwain in late August. Diamond Comic
Distributors has highlighted the book with a “Certified Cool” ranking
in their June Previews catalog.
FIENDISH FABLES is the brainchild of writer John Schlim Jr., who set
out to create a collection of creepy tales inspired by the classic
horror comics that defined the genre. Anybody who’s familiar with the
timeless works of EC and Warren will recognize Schlim’s use of
storytelling techniques made famous by those pioneering publishers:
twist endings, cruel revenge, horrific irony, and tragic moral
“John Schlim Jr’s Fiendish Fables hearken back to those glorious days.
They’re short and often grisly; they’re fun and entertaining,
fast-paced, well told, illustrated by a variety of styles,” says Jeff
Mariotte, who wrote an introduction for this anthology.
“So much of today’s horror seems focused on nothing more than sadistic
voyeurism,” adds Schlim. “I wanted to revisit some of the classic
traits and story elements of other eras to put some fun back into
horror. The resulting tales of terror might not be works of literary
merit, but hopefully these twisted vignettes provide some hair-raising
reading pleasure for Halloween.”
The book includes nine black and white stories illustrated in a wide
range of artistic styles, but they don’t all take the same nostalgic
approach. Some are told in a more contemporary style, and one even
uses a humorous tone.
“I was thrilled and honored to have Jeff Mariotte writing the
introduction to this anthology and Billy Tucci providing the cover,”
says Schlim, “as well as to collaborate with such an amazing group of
artists. Thanks to their incredible talents in visual storytelling,
you’ll be able to witness marauding zombie kids, a bloodthirsty
vampire horse, vengeance-seeking storybook creatures, a wild west
monster, the debut of Goth Ghost Girl, and much more!”
FIENDISH FABLES is suggested for mature readers, and features 48 pages
of beautifully grayscaled black & white artwork for only $3.49. It
includes an introduction by Jeff Mariotte (Angel/Desperadoes) and a
cover by Billy Tucci (Shi/Zombie-Sama).
Previews order code JUN06 3277.
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