This week finds Arthur Harkness, Biff Tannen, C-Mart, and Lilith Assisi chatting it up around the table in the Evil Lair. They discuss the passing of Harold Ramis, looking forward to the new season of Vikings, what everyone’s reading right now. Evil Geekery abounds!
The Indie Spotlight burns brightly today Evil Geeks, for it is comic time once again in the Evil Lair! Today we’re taking a trip back to Victorian England for an occult tinged tale revolving around a character you normally wouldn’t think of as an “action hero”. Merrick: The Sensational Elephant Man, written by Tom Ward and featuring art by Luke Parker, is story who’s main character is an actual historical person, whose unique nature ensured that the world would know his name still today, over a century after his death. What if the grotesque appearance of Joseph Merrick, better known to the world at large as The Elephant Man, was not just a curse, but also a blessing as well? What if Merrick’s deformities came with superhuman abilities? Would a man who has known no other life besides being a freakish carnival attraction be willing to stick his neck out to save his fellow man? Ward and Parker paint a picture of a man who’s spent his life being mocked, ridiculed, beaten and generally just been shat upon his whole life, adapting both physically and mentally to his downtrodden life to become something greater.