So, continuing on with the creature sub-theme in this 2013 countdown I present a sort of reverse trick-or-treator, the gruesome twosome of Michael Mutant and Zeke Freak!  These twisted siblings, cards 201a&b, hail from series 5 originally released in the fall of 1986, and as you can see below, they’ve already got a head start on this year’s Halloween costumes…

8 - Michael Mutant

These cards were again brought to life via the super talented brush of artist John Pound.  I love the subtle details in this painting, life the extra finger on the left hand.  I also love that this card if clearly pre-lawsuit the Cabbage Patch folks, as the hair is still very yarn-y, something that goes away in later sets.

Once again, I’m also helping to organize the annual Countdown to Halloween alongside the tireless and super cool monster kid John Rozum. So if you like what I’m doing over here, you might want to head on over to the Countdown site and check out the huge list of other sites participating in this year’s spooky festivities. There’s also a like-minded sister collective called Blog-O-Ween being put together by my pal Cody, the Crooked Ninja Turtle Sensi. Be sure to check them out as well.

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