Halloween Week at Splash Page continues with an exclusive sneak peek at Viper Comics' "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes," featuring an interview with series writer Dale Mettam.
It's been 30 years since the B-horror film parody "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" hit theaters. Now, after three sequels, two video games and an animated series, Viper Comics' new horror imprint, Black Mamba Books, is celebrating the cult-classic "Tomatoes" film with a new three-issue miniseries.
Marking the first time that the original film has been adapted for comics when it arrives in stores Oct. 29, "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" #1 -- written by Dale Mettam with art by Erich Owen -- follows the plot of the original "AKT" with a few new touches, including omissions of superfluous material and intensified action during pivotal scenes.
"I wanted to maintain the low-budget vibe, but the movie folks wanted to exploit the lack of budget-constraints, so in part three, the battle is really ramped up," said Mettam. "Changes needed to be made, but if I stayed true to the spirit of the original, I figured the fans of the movies would forgive me." Read More...