【出版】Pacific Comics and Eclipse Comics
【日期】November 1982 - December 1984
Twisted Tales 是一个以选集(Anthology)形式发行的双月刊漫画，前8期由Pacific Comics 出版，破产后由Eclipse Comics接着出版了两期。每期包含3，4个恐怖故事。英国在2005年根据它拍摄了14集同名电视剧。
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Twisted Tales was published on a bi-monthly schedule by Pacific Comics from November 1982 to May 1984 (eight issues). After Pacific went bankrupt, two final issues were published by Eclipse Comics in November and December 1984. In August 1986 a Twisted Tales trade paperback was released by Eclipse Comics with a Dave Stevens cover. Also in 1986, Blackthorne Publishing released Twisted Tales 3-D #1 (#7 in their 3-D series), featuring previously unpublished stories and art.
With three exceptions (William F. Nolan’s “The Party” in Issue # 8, Dennis Etchison’s “Wet Season” in Issue #9, and David Carren's “If She Dies” in issue #10, which was later adapted into an episode of the 1980's revival of The Twilight Zone), all of the stories in the entire run of Twisted Tales were written by Jones, who had shown a knack for horror a decade before when he was employed as a scripter for Warren Publishing, writing for their Creepy and Eerie titles. Jones, a self-described "child of the 50’s", was heavily influenced by the horror and science fiction movies of that decade. But as noted in his editorial in Issue #1, his chief inspiration was the bloody and ironically moralistic tales of the EC horror comics. His work in Twisted Tales, often utilizing twist endings, added huge dollops of graphic violence and sexuality to the EC formula, complete with copious female nudity, making the title a definite “adults only” item; several issues sported a “Recommended For Mature Readers” warning on the cover.
Probably the most gruesome and controversial story to appear in the comic was “Banjo Lessons” in the April 1983 issue (#5), with artwork by former underground comics illustrator Rand Holmes. A story about the murderous violence that ensues one summery day when a repressed memory is innocently triggered, it was a shocking mix of extreme gore, cannibalism, homosexuality, and borderline racism. The tale was prefaced by special commentary by Campbell apologizing in advance for any accusations of bigotry the story might spark, but readers’ emotional response to the story still filled the next issue’s letters page.
Front covers for the comic were by, among others, Richard Corben, John Bolton, and Bernie Wrightson. Contributing interior artists included Corben, Bolton, Wrightson, Mike Ploog, Val Mayerik, Bill Wray, Tim Conrad, Alfredo Alcala, and Rick Geary, as well as one story written and illustrated by editor Jones himself.
In 1985, soon after the cancellation of Twisted Tales, Eclipse began publishing The Twisted Tales of Bruce Jones, featuring science fiction, fantasy and horror stories written and illustrated by Jones. Although the cover of the initial issue noted that it was to be "Part 1 of 2", the title was expanded to a four-issue run and ceased publication in 1986.
In January 2005, Todd McFarlane announced that he was set to produce a half hour anthology television series for Fox called Twisted Tales, based on the comic book to which McFarlane had purchased the rights. However, according to Bruce Jones, Twisted Tales was a creator owned property and does not belong to McFarlane.
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