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WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE: Vampire Hunters and Other Enemies of Evil

DISCOVER THE NATURE OF EVIL…
AND HOW TO KICK ITS BUTT!

book cover high resThese days you can’t swing an undead lycanthrope without hitting a Minion of Evil. They’re everywhere — TV, film, the basement…right behind you! It’s never been more important to know what you can do to keep them at bay. Garlic? Silver bullets? Holy water? Torch-wielding mob?

From today’s foremost experts on nightmares come to life, this indispensable guide identifies and describes mankind’s enemies—supernatural beasts, ghosts, vampires, serial killers, etc.—and unearths effective, time-proven responses to each horrific threat.

SEPARATE FACT FROM FICTION, THE DEADLY FROM THE MERELY CREEPY.

LEARN WHEN TO STAND YOUR GROUND AND WHEN TO RUN
SCREAMING FOR YOUR LIFE.

DETERMINE WHICH MONSTER-SPECIFIC HEROES TO CALL
AND THEIR LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS.

CONSIDER YOUR OWN POTENTIAL AS A CHAMPION FOR GOOD
AND CONQUEROR OF THE DAMNED.

Whether we’re talking ancient vampire hunters or modern-day FBI profilers, it’s good to know someone’s got your back in the eternal struggle between Good and Evil. And this book, with over fifty illustrations as well as commentary from luminaries like film-maker John Carpenter, author Peter Straub, and the legendary Stan Lee, provides all the information and reassurance you need to sleep soundly at night.

Just not too soundly.

“Maberry (Marvel Zombies Return) and thriller writer Bashman’s closeup look at the inevitable battle between good and evil spans decades upon decades of rich monster history, beginning with the definition of evil itself. Illustrations and interviews with top publishing, film, and comic industry names, such as Stan Lee, Jason Aaron, John Carpenter, add depth and intellect to a gripping and informative work. Lists of top villains and horror genre movies serve as appendixes and added entertainment value…With its presentation of the story of evil through straight history, factual tidbits, and pop culture, this book is the horror genre fan’s best friend. No stone is left unturned in Maberry and Bashman’s fantastic and inventive approach to the world’s oldest war. 8 pages of color and 40 b&w images. “

–Publishers Weekly

“WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE is a fascinating, far-ranging analysis of the nature of evil and those who rise to fight it … in real life, in pop culture, in literature and in legend.  A must read for those who want to dive deep into the reasons for why we are fascinated by monsters … and love those who make it their business to take them down.”

— Rachel Caine, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series, Weather Warden series, and Outcast Season series.

“Wanted Undead or Alive is a riveting chronicle of all things that drop fangs in the dead of night.  All aficionados MUST have this in their library!”

–LA Banks, New York Times best-selling author of the Vampire Huntress Legends series

“Jonathan Maberry and Janice Gable Bashman probe into pop culture’s Heart of Darkness, and what they find is both fascinating and thought-provoking. This book is a great addition to the library of anyone who’s ever wondered why vampires are popular, ever dressed in a Klingon costume, or ever pondered the boundary between bad and evil.”

–Charlaine Harris, creator of TRUE BLOOD and the Sookie Stackhouse novels

“Wanted Undead or Alive is your handy guidebook to fending off the fearsome and fangy fiends who go bump in the night.  Weird, insightful and a scary amount of fun.”

–Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of The Toxic Avenger.

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