After releasing three volumes of Muscles and Fights, Bud Burgy and Amado Rodriguez are celebrating the official release of their newest anthology, Muscles and Frights. Here's the description:
Ghosts! Werewolves! Zombie-fighting Bunnies!
Ghastly tales and gruesome mayhem have fallen upon us. God help
After muscling and fighting our way through 43 rounds of adrenaline
pumping action and serving you up some heavy doses of fights and
protein shakes (see Muscles & Fights 1-3), we’ve decided to add
one more horrific ingredient:
That’s right folks, we’ve thrown out Schwarzenegger and replaced
him with maggot-filled crypt keepers, blood-thirsty vampires, and
We’ve resurrected a few contributors and summoned up some new
ones. So grab some garlic. Fill that canteen with the holiest of water.
Load a silver bullet in that .45. Pray for daylight, dust off that crucifix
and staple it to your forehead, because you’re about to be thrown into
a demonic comic-festival from hell!
Bud and Amado were kind enough to ask me to work on the cover/backcover for Muscles and Frights volume one. With an awesome central image drawn by Marcus Muller and colored by Michael Roanhaus...
...I designed a EC Comics inspired cover that worked out pretty well.
The backcovers for all three volumes of Muscles and Fights have featured a small drawing of a Mr. Universe wannabe. But for Muscles and Frights, I wanted the drawing to reflect the anthology's new theme and also be a tribute to the infamous cover of EC Comics Crime SuspenStories #22...
Here's what I came up with...
You can purchase a copy of Muscles and Frights over at Lulu. Bud and Amado will also be at this year's Fallcon with copies available for purchase. And make sure to check out the Muscles and Fights/Frights website for info on all the anthologies, contributors, and preview pages.