Mark Russell Talks CEREAL – A Dark and Distinctly Adult Take on Breakfast Cereal Monsters


We talk with writer Mark Russell about his latest book, Cereal, which hits your local bookstore on October 12.

About The Book

“What We Do In the Shadows” meets “Monster Squad” – a dark, distinctly adult—and lovingly funny—take on an earlier generation’s beloved monsters. The Marquis de Cocoa, recently transformed into a vampire, emerges from his castle’s crypt to face a deadly ordeal: He must brave the agony of sunrise and host another of the sumptuous breakfast parties he is known for, lest the townsfolk suspect what he has become and drive a stake through his heart. Other abominations—a creature composed of cadaver parts, a specter, a lycanthrope, a leprechaun—arise to threaten dangers of their own in this epic comedy of terror and tragedy.”

About Mark Russell

Mark Russell is the GLAAD and Eisner Award-winning writer behind The Flintstones, Second Coming, Billionaire Island, and Superman: Space Age, as well as many other comic book series.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Zac also wrote a piece about Cereal over on How To Love Comics.

Zac Owens
Zac Owens
I'm a world traveler. I've lived in Australia, Canada, Tanzania, Kenya, and the United States. I studied theology in Switzerland and did humanitarian work in Egypt. I first got into the medium through DC Comics, but now I read everything under the sun. Some of my favorite works include HELLBOY, FRIDAY, ON A SUNBEAM and THE GOON. I currently live in Reykjavik, Iceland. That is, until my Green Lantern ring comes in...