All-new versions of your favorite tales
CLASSICS MUTILATED is IDW's response to the
so-called "Monster Lit" trend in mainstream publishing, which takes
a beloved literary classic and adds monsters to it. We call our
version "Ctrl-Alt-Lit", which incorporates mashup techniques in the
creation of fresh and unqiue genre-blending fiction. By using the
short story format and a selection of diverse authors,
CLASSICS MUTILATED not only rescues Monster Lit
from its own built-in one-joke obsolescence (where the book's title
tells the entire story), but also re-energizes the field, creating
its own genre.
It's not parody or satire, but way bent fiction done totally straight by some of the brightest talents on the scene, such as Joe R. Lansdale, John Shirley, Nancy Collins, Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Thomas Tessier, Marc Laidlaw, John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow, Chris Ryall and Rio Youers.
Notable characters include Snow White, Huck Finn, Capt. Ahab, Sid Vicious, Billy the Kid, Emily Dickinson, Jim Morrison, Edgar Allan Poe, Loki, and Albert Einstein and Eleanor Roosevelt. Some of the featured authors and literary works found in these mashups are Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Legends of Asgard, H.G. Wells, Frankenstein, and more. All transformed in ways the mainstream could never imagine, or get away with.
CLASSICS MUTILATED is available in both print and digital formats. Every story appears here for the first time; each one written specifically for this collection. "Dread Island," a masterful new novella by Joe R. Lansdale, anchors the collection.
In print, CLASSICS MUTILATED is available at your local comic book store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and where books are sold. Digitally, CLASSICS MUTILATED is available for the Kindle, the Nook, and through iBooks for the iPad.