Calling All East L.A. Comic Book Nerds


If you’ve ever read a comic book and heard voices and sound effects in your head, you may have actually been in the audience of a show by the Captured Aural Phantasy Theater. The Chicago-born ensemble brings their special brand of real-life comic book to East L.A. next weekend with the Sex, Love and Comic Books All-Star Revue!

The troupe acts out pages from golden age comic books like Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane and creepy obscurities from publishers like EC Comics, whose lurid titles like Tales From The Crypt helped launch the “Comics Code Authority” which forbade topics like vampires and zombies. This homage from the 1980s really freaked me out as a kid. Eek!