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This issue contains two stories. In “Werewolves . . . and the Women Who Love Them,” Dr. Fill’s special guest is “Diana X,” a woman who became obsessed with and pursued a werewolf, who is one of Wolff & Byrd’s clients. Meanwhile, Wolff & Byrd are at the ancestral home of another client, Christopher Leach, which segues into the second story, “Stakeout.” Leach is a fifth-generation vampire who has been “outed” by a girl he dated who claims he harassed her. Now he is holed up in his house and the press is after him for a story; only Wolff & Byrd stand between him and the hoards surrounding the house. Note: The issue has pinups by Randall Kirby, Erica Vess, Hilary Barta, and Rick Parker.
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Published in honor of the 15th anniversary of Exhibit A Press and the 30th anniversary of Wolff & Byrd, this book contains samples of material from all the series' incarnations: the original weekly newspaper strip that appeared in The National Law Journal, the one-page magazine stories, the comic book stories, and the webcomic--including a previously unpublished five-page Mavis comic book story. One of the rarities included is a Wolff & Byrd story drawn by Batton and inked by Steve Ditko that appeared in Topps Comics' "Satan's Six."
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While in Los Angeles, Wolff & Byrd are asked by old college friend Reuben Chaver to serve as co-counsel in a case involving a haunted house. They are representing Cindy Schneider, a realtor who sold an expensive old Hollywood mansion to nouveau riche movie producers Frank Furlan and Gill Paggio, whose big success is the low-budget slasher film Flayed. The two men are alleging that Cindy misrepresented the house as being haunted by movie great Bennett Shawn, who originally owned the house and had died in it back in 1953. They say there is indeed a ghost, but it’s not Shawn, and they feel ripped off. Interspersed in the issue are four different representations of “Wolff & Byrd: The Movie,” all based on true pitches Batton received from Hollywood executives. Note: The movie sequences were drawn by Russell Calabrese, Trevor Nielson, and Melissa Uran. Pinup art was provided by Bill Galvan, Pat Lewis, Dave Garcia, and Mark Wheatley.
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This issue contains "Strange Bedfellows," a series of vignettes that frame two other stories. In the first vignette Mavis is at Toby's apartment and they gossip about Dawn DeVine & Jeff Byrd and Alanna Wolff & Chase Hawkins. In the second, Jeff brings an inebriated Dawn back to her apartment after a party; they talk about Dawn's suing "The Tell-All-Gram" tabloid for running photos of her when she was fat. In the third vignette Alanna and Chase are in his bedroom but they are each on the phone to clients. In "I Married a Sniveling Blob of Jelly," Page Welch literally turns her husband, gelatin mogul Robertson Welch, into a blob of jelly with her incessant nagging. In "The Man Who Had His Own Personal Laugh Track," standup comedian Morty Fishburn mocks a dying gypsy, who curses him with "the gift of laughter" as she takes her last breath. Bedeviled by laughing voices whenever he opens his mouth, Morty wants W&B's client, the gypsy Marco Bagoochi, to remove the curse.
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In "The Model Client," Dawn DeVine is a supermodel trying to get out of her contract with the Greatbody Agency and its Svengali-like owner, Jake Panache. She's been having an affair with her attorney, Chase Hawkins, who says he can no longer represent her because of the conflict of interest. So why does he refer her to Wolff & Byrd? Let's just say some magic spells are involved, and Dawn winds up in a condition that makes it impossible for her to keep modeling. The plot twists and turns before reaching its "fairy tale" ending.
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Fifth-generation vampire Christopher Leach has become a Hollywood celebrity, as he is in talks with Quagmire Pictures to star in his own biopic. Wolff & Byrd are in Los Angeles to negotiate his contract, and they are worried about the naivety of their client. Chris takes young starlet Amber out to a swanky place for dinner, where he receives a cryptic warning from a mysterious waiter. When Amber’s body is found in the ladies’ room with two puncture wounds to the neck, Chris panics and flees the scene by stealing a car from the valet. What follows is a slow-speed police chase on L.A. freeways, a showdown at a cemetery, and a Hollywood ending! Note: This issue contains pinups by Jeff Harris, S. S. Crompton, Brian Clopper, and Russ Maharas, and a photo of Forry Ackerman reading Supernatural Law.
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This is the first W and B issue to consist of several short stories. In 'The Zombies Strike at Midnight,' the owner of a novelty company goes into Wade's Haitian Hut, a bar near the courthouse, and complains about the fact that the zombies he employs to make his specialty voodoo dolls have gone on strike; the zombies of course are represented by W&B. In 'Court of Public Opinion,' Sodd is back as jury selection is under way. On the courtroom steps, the press abandon W and B and Sodd when they spot attorney Chase Hawkins and his client, supermodel Dawn Devine. In 'Mavis,' the secretary ventures out onto the street to find that the real world can be scarier than the firm's monster-filled offices. In 'Things That Go Bump In The Night,' it's just Jeff and Alanna alone in the office in the wee hours. Finally, in 'The Man Who Broke The Laws of Gravity (and Landed in Court),' W and B represent Lowell M. Rose, a consultant to Blackwood Museum who translates an ancient Tibetan scroll on levitation and finds himself up in the air; he sues when the museum fires him.
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In this second issue of the Wolff & Byrd/Supernatural Law series, Alanna Wolff and Jeff Byrd encounter the "Curse of the Werehouse!" Tom and Kim Curtis live in a house that becomes haunted every full moon. Tom's former boos sues when the house "assaults" him after he comes to dinner. Tom is a skeptic who pooh-poohs supernatural explanations for the haunted house. Kim calls Jeff Byrd because they used to work together in Chase Hawkins' office early in Jeff's career; he had a crush on her, which is rekindled during this case. Nosey neighbors report the strange goings-on at the Curtis house to the authorities, and it isn't too long before the Bureau of Firearms and Drugs (BFD) gets into the act-just in time for the next full moon.
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This issue: "Personal Injuries and Guardian Angels" Accident-prone Dennis McNulty sues his guardian angel, Benjamin, for not doing enough to protect him from injury. Dennis is represented by ambulance-chaser Mel Gaffe, while Wolffe & Byrd take Benjamin's side. This issue is an homage to the great comedian Jack Benny and contains many references to his persona, as well as many "Bennyisms"
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A collection of connected short stories: As Sodd sits in the W&B waiting room, he recalls how he came to be a swamp monster in "I, Sodd." He then strikes up a conversation with another fellow in the waiting room, who knows Sodd's former cellmate, Flatbush Freddy. The cigar-smoking gangster-type proceeds to tell Sodd the story of "Hodge the Flunky," whose obsequious ghost has been bequeathed to Freddy by his late boss, Big Al. In the issue's third story, "I Turned a Dream Date into a Nightmare," Jeff Byrd goes out with Dawn DeVine, first for drinks at a hotel bar and then to a club to hear the band From Hell. Meanwhile, Toby Bascoe convinces Chase Hawkins to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Bar-Con, which means that the convention organizers will also invite Alanna Wolff to speak.
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