With the passing of Richard Matheson, the genre world lost one of its titans. From literary works and films like I AM LEGEND, A STIR OF ECHOES, and HELL HOUSE to TV classics like William Shatner's episodes of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Matheson was a writer who could work brilliantly in any medium. Famous Monsters #272 looks at his life, work, and influence, and includes special memorials from members of his surviving family. Issue 272 also takes a look at the long and wonderful history of Sci-Fi literature. Our founding editor wasn't nicknamed "Mr. Sci-Fi" for nothing! In honor of Forry's greatest love, we hit the high points and see how it all evolved, from Wells to Asimov to Crichton and beyond.
With Richard Matheson cover art by Simon Thorpe.