I did some small coverage of the cool stuff I came across at this years San Diego Comic Con (here) a few weeks back, and I just finished reading R.S. Rhine’s Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell book and felt it needed another plug here on B-D. This 256 mega-beast of a trade paper back is loaded with tons of hilarious horror stories and fantastic artwork that any horror fan would love to have- especially fans of Tales from the Crypt and The Twilight Zone. These short stories are twisted, demented and make sure that they end as (un)pleasant as you would wish. Read on for previews from the book and make sure you go and pick this sucker up…
SATAN’s 3-RING CIRCUS OF HELL
Trade Paper Back
Written by Robert Steven Rhine
Click here for a bunch of pages from the massive book!
STEP RIGHT UP and SEE ROBERT’S STEVEN RHINE’s Horrific Circus of Hell – featuring 40 original tales of terror and dark humor by author R.S. Rhine (Satan Gone Wild,” Chicken Soup For Satan) Covers by Frank Forte. Stories include “Gas Pains” by Tim Vigil, “Cthulhu” by William Stout , “Spare Parts” by John Cassaday , “Mr. Dead” by Hilary Barta , “Satan Claws” by Jim Smith (Ren & Stimpy), “Anna” by Tone Rodriguez , “The Tumor Faced Lady Eric Pigors, “Separation Anxiety” by Frank Forte and over 30 others. Introducing: Coco The Crack Ho, Doctor Narcolepsy, Cirque Du Soul, Party Clown, The Magician From Hell, The Human Love Doll, The Boy With The Talking Head, Molten Metallurgia, The Beverly Hellbellies and more!!
Illustrated by WILLIAM STOUT, TIM VIGIL, JOHN CASSADAY, HILARY BARTA, JIM SMITH, FRANK FORTE, TONE RODRIGUEZ, FRANK DIETZ, VINCENT WALLER, ERIC PIGORS, STEVEN MANNION, SHANNON WHEELER, TOMMY CASTILLO, BRYAN BAUGH, JOHN HOWARD, DAVID HARTMAN, MIKE SOSNOWSKI, ALEX PARDEE, DAVID PALEO, JOHN WATKINS CHOW, STEPH DUMAIS, JEFF GAITHER, JAMES HELKOWSKI, CLAY HENSS, MATT HOWARTH and more.
Cover by Frank Forte.
Intended Audience: Mature Readers
Retail Price: $19.95
Pages: SC, 256pgs, 120 pgs color136 pgs B&W half toned
A MUST for the HORROR collector!! Satan’s Circus is coming to your town — buy aticket and peak inside… if you dare!
The glorious black and white section features, Spare Parts, illustrated by John (Captain America) Cassaday, a lonely embalmer enjoys a morbid hobby… Next, you’re invited to “The Symposium”, illustrated by Frank (Vampire Verses) Forte , where intellectual vampires dine with the world’s most fertile minds… And we sew things up with “The Tattoo Artist,” about a frustrated tattoo artist who gets his first art exhibit, after reclaiming his life’s work. For the first course, “Fast Acting Xilotripimene,” illustrated by RICH LONGMORE (Iron Guns), an army private is the guinea pig for a top secret drug which prolongs feelings. For the second course we’re serving up, “The Haunted Hood,” illustrated by STEVEN MANNION (Batman-Gotham Nights), about a family that moves into a haunted housing project where a gang murder just occurred. And, for desert, “Boneyard Tours,” illustrated by JACOB HAIR (Maniacs 2), about a Hollywood graveyard bus tour which literally digs up the dirt on deceased stars. In “Live Nudes”, two rowdy college buddies explore the underbelly of Nawlins and wind up gutted; In “Eat Me”, two reality show producers give the pitch of their life… or is it death?; Next, in “The Fungus Among Us”, , a boy’s moldy tennis shoes turn into a nightmare for his family; In “Skinned Deep” a decrepit, old woman longs for firmer flesh and finds it on the jogging path… literally. a noir horror story “Private I.”