What’s in a name?  Depending on what it is, it can mean the difference between being saved from oblivion or a hatchet innaface…

So, choose wisely.  Welcome to Ten Things!

Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’, and The Architects Of Fear, Presents:


10) LEATHERFACELeatherface

Many things were different in 1944: F’rinstance, the cultural touchstone of Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ was still several decades in the future when Holyoke Publishing gave us this hero.  Appearing as a backup in Cat-Man Comics V3 #1, the adventures of Leatherface were a well-drawn Scarlet Pimpernel riff set in the 16th Century.  This is Andre DeLeboef’s only recorded adventure, even though the last page promises additional adventures to come.  It’s fascinating to think of what might have happened in a world where masked swashbuckler Leatherface became a household name…

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. I think you mean 1986’s Manhunter, not Red Dragon. Red Dragon was the loose re-adaptation of Manhunter from 2002.

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