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Cthulhu Asks Tough Questions – 13 Comics Creators Reveal Their Favorite Monsters, Horror Movies, and Halloween Candy

Every week, malevolent cosmic deity and comics connoisseur Cthulhu critiques comics via Twitter (@ClockpunkEllis).  In honor of Halloween, Cthulhu reached out to 13 comics creators on Twitter  to ask them tough, personal questions.  The questions and responses are provided below.

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You, Too, Can Be Superhuman – The Doc Savage Method of Self-Development

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March 1933 issue of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE

Doc Savage debuted in the first issue of Doc Savage Magazine (March 1933), and the pulp magazine character had a huge influence on the comic book superhero genre.  Raised by scientists hired by his father,  the young Doc Savage undergoes an exercise regimen that allows him to reach the zenith of mental and physical perfection.  As an adult, Doc Savage uses his keen scientific mind and great strength to help humanity.

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SCOTT SNYDER: WITCH HUNTER

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Photo of Scott Snyder

Writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock are receiving well-deserved praise for their new horror comic book series, Wytches. However, an often overlooked aspect of the comic’s first issue is Snyder’s backmatter commentary on the inspiration for Wytches – as a child, Snyder and his friend Ryan made a game of hunting witches in the woods of Pennsylvania. Snyder writes: “When I was a boy, I used to go witch hunting in the woods across the road from my house. It was one of my favorite activities, witch hunting. I would go with my neighbor, Ryan. Together we’d head out into the woods with a Polaroid camera (mine), and two bats with nails in them (his), in search of witches hiding out there.”

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