MEET EDDIE CROSSBONES!
Eddie Crossbones “the Living Skeleton” is a weird crime character (don’t tell him that) created by Bradley Mason Hamlin while developing the original draft for the action-adventure super novel: “Monster Zipper,” in 1997.
Brad published a serialized portion of Monster Zipper in Alcoholman Magazine in 1998 in order to secure copyright on the overall story and characters in development. Eddie Crossbones first appeared as a character simply called “Skeleton” in Alcoholman Magazine Nos. 2 & 3, published in the Autumn and Winter editions of 1998, and quickly became a very important part of what would become the original Secret Society ensemble, along with “Alcoholman,” and “Devilgirl,” as well as "El Secreto & Bloody Maria."
While Brad developed the Monster Zipper thriller and Mystery Island as a publishing company – Skeleton, unwilling to consign himself to a sidekick role, developed into a fully realized metaphysical crime fighter and became known as Eddie Crossbones “the Living Skeleton” with a mysterious past as an American pirate.
The Secret Society concept itself came from the Agents of Karma manuscript, also written in 1997. As the project developed the Agents of Karma became a department within the larger concept of the Secret Society network. Eddie Crossbones introduced the mystery of the Society to Alex Adams (aka Alcoholman aka the Intoxicated Detective) in Intoxicated Detective No. 5, published by Mystery Island in 2007, therefore revealing that Crossbones was a member before Secret Agent Adams.
In 2010, Eddie’s story leapt to life in brilliant color with “The Secret Origin of Eddie Crossbones” by Bradley Mason Hamlin and artist Mort Todd. Mort’s art is amazing, exactly what Eddie needed, and that incredible tale of piracy, romance, and black magic found its way inside THE ADVENTURES OF THE SECRET SOCIETY NO. 1
a Secret Society sampler, released on July 4th, 2010 by Mystery Island Publications and available for order at IndyPlanet.
Eddie has most recently appeared online in: SKULL CONTROL
published September 23, 2011 …
… and in his latest hardboiled tale: AN EDDIE CROSSBONES THANKSGIVING
While we’re developing more Eddie Crossbones comics and/or prose stories, please feel free to visit the Living Skeleton at THE OFFICIAL EDDIE CROSSBONES FACEBOOK PAGE
THE SUPER THRILLING TALES OF EDDIE CROSSBONES THE LIVING SKELETON WILL CONTINUE ...
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