Monday, August 10, 2015

Crossover Cover: Property of a Lady Faire

Eddie Drood seeks out the Lady Faire, an omnisexual being created by Baron Frankenstein later in his life. This Baron is a member of the family seen in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein and its many continuations. Also appearing or mentioned are: Harry Fabulous, the Nightside, the Painted Ghoul, the London Knights, Kayleigh's Eye, Strangefellows, Dead Boy, Sinister Albion, John Taylor, the Griffin, Hadleigh Oblivion, Rossignol, Ms. Fate, and Larry Oblivion (all from the Nightside series); Dagon, Cthulhu, and the Plateau of Leng (all from H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos); MI13 (the CU version of the branch of British intelligence seen in the Marvel Universe); the Doormouse’s shop (from the Nightside books, though the group of hippies-turned-mice the Doormouse belongs to first appeared in Green's novel Drinking Midnight Wine); Shadows Fall (from Green's novel of the same name); Carcosa (from Ambrose Bierce's short Story "An Inhabitant of Carcosa"); Lud’s Gate (from Green's Ghost Finders novel Spirits from Beyond); old Carnacki (from William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki the Ghost Finder); stuffed baby Morlock (from H.G. Wells' The Time Machine); the Deep School (from Manly Wade Wellman's John Thunstone stories); Jimmy Thunder, God for Hire (from Drinking Midnight Wine); the Bride of Frankenstein (from the titular Universal horror film); and “something from the Black Lagoon" (a reference to another Universal horror film, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and its sequels.)

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