There’s a headline I never thought I’d write.
Horror comics writer and artist Steve Bissette has turned his back on Marvel or DC. Or they have turned their back on him. One of the two. Whether co-creating much of what we love about Swamp Thing, self published the tale of a young dinosaur, Tyrant, or publsihing the horror anthology Taboo, which included From Hell and Lost Girls, he’s always had a disembodied finger in many an entrail-filled pie.
And now he is turning his pen to another horrifically mutated monstrosity from the depths. Spongebob Squarepants.
Bongo and United Plankton Productions are publishing a Hallowe’en issue in October with a variety of writers and artists, including Steve Bissette, Tony Millionnaire and Al Jaffee. Here is the solicitation.
SPONGEBOB COMICS #13
(W) David Lewman & Various (A) Stephen R. Bissette & Various
Comics legends join with SpongeBob Comics regulars to weave weird water-logged tales for a spooktacular Halloween issue. In Derek Drymon’s story “Drawn In,” SpongeBob uses crayons to insert himself into an old Mermaid Man horror comic — with atmospheric art by Steven Bissette (Swamp Thing). Tony Millionaire (Sock Monkey) illustrates Drymon’s rhyming romance of doomed love in “The Curse of the Flying Dutchman.” And in “Dream Big” Gary goes Godzilla courtesy of Chris Yambar and painted art by MADman Al Jaffee! All this plus a night in the Fry Cook Museum, facts about the hideous angler fish, and SpongeBob’s short career as a detective! (STK474291)
32pgs, FC $2.99
Oh and coincidentally, there’s a really good deal on Taboo #4 here, including Gaiman and Zulli‘s Babycakes,