Coffin Hop 2013: Historical Characters that are overused

party on.

party on.

Coffin Hop snuck up on me, even with the constant reminders from Axel Howerton, one of the main show-runners of the hop. This year is pretty exciting, as Axel and the Coffin Hoppers put together an anthology called Death By Drive-In to benefit LitWorld.org, non-profit organization supporting child literacy. 

A lot of fun authors are involved, including one of my favorite writers in the horror genre,  CW Lasart. The web comic I write, Robot Lincoln & Zombie Jackson has a brand new two page story in Death By Drive-In, the first new material we’ve put out in a year for our beloved undead Presidents. Artist Jeff Wilson really went above and beyond in cramming a lot of great B-movie references into just two pages; it’s a must see. Buy a copy for a good cause and some super fun reading.

Anyway, as a part of the official blog hop, I need to run some sort of contest. I saw a recent article on io9 titled “10 Historical Figures We’re Sick of Seeing in Science Fiction”, complete with an image of Abraham Lincoln (he ranks in at #8). Obviously, I am guilty of using Abe in my comic book, and it got me thinking of other historical figures I think are overused. Personally, I feel like Hitler could be given a rest.

So with that in mind, the contest is as follows:

Which historical figure are you sick of seeing in fiction, and why?

The answer I like best will receive a grab bag of Robot Lincoln & Zombie Jackson goodies, to include a T-shirt, a copy of the first issue, and a groovy mug.

Go to www.coffinhop.com for the rest of the list of bloggers and reap your free Halloween stuff; good times.

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