By G-Man Comments
No, not those Gremlins. This was one of Roald Dahl's first childrens book that was written waaaay back in 1943 for Disney. It was going to be made into a film but ran into some problems. In case you aren't aware, Dahl's the dude that wrote James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc. Finally it's making a comeback. I know I'll be checking this out.
Our story opens on Gus, a man visiting England from the States. His grandfather's house is part of his inheritance, and he plans to sell it as soon as he can. Even though the locals think the house is haunted--something Gus immediately dismisses--a slick man named Mr. Snide promptly appears with his "associates" and makes an offer. But when Gus declines to sign over the house right then and there, Snide reveals that his arrangement with the mayor will seal the deal soon enough!
Left to explore the place, Gus experiences a series of very odd events. How did his folded clothes end up in knots? Who on earth would drill a hole in a coffee cup? Certainly not ghosts, but for a former fighter pilot's abandoned old home, it sure is clean . . .
When the house's tiny residents decide to take extreme measures, Gus will meet the gremlins up close and personal-just like his grandfather, who first discovered them sixty years ago!
Writer: Mike Richardson
Artist: Dean Yeagle
Colorist: Dan Jackson