Mr. Crypt is an American comic book published in 2017 by Alterna Comics and created by Troy Vevasis. It was initially released as a three-part mini-series in 2017 and 2018 with art by Alexsandar Jovic.
The title character is a sentient skeleton animated by a bolt of lightning. He lives in a shack by the graveyard on the edge of an unnamed town along with his friend, a rodent named Baron Rat. When not being chased by angry villagers, Mr. crypt gets into various misadventures.
Baron Rat is going to have a Spin-Off set for release in September 2018.
This comic includes examples of the following tropes:
- Character Title: Both Mr. Crypt and the Baron Rat Spin-Off
- Dem Bones: Mr. Crypt
- Gag Series: Focuses exclusively on humor with a skeleton in a Paper-Thin Disguise getting into wacky hijinks.
- Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: Mr. Crypt becomes this in the third issue when he heads to a tropical island for a vacation.
- Hollywood Natives: A comedic example - Mr. Crypt and explorer Bartholomew Candlewax encounter them on a tropical island in the third issue.
- Horror Comedy: The comic's genre; definitely a comedy-dominant variety.
- Nice Hat: Mr. Crypt wears one as does the vampire hunter Godfrey.
- Non-Human Sidekick: Baron Rat, Mr. Crypt's friend
- Our Vampires Are Different: Zigzagged with Sofia and Ivan, the vampires Godfrey hunts. Mr. Crypt destroys Sofia by shattering a ring on her finger, leading to her body disintegrating. Ivan gets destroyed by garlic, a standard vampire weakness, when Mr. Crypt hurls it into the vampire's mouth.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Mr. Crypt wears a hat, fake moustache and coat when out in town.
- Stock Animal Diet: Played straight when Mr. Crypt buys Baron Rat a hunk of cheese to eat
- Torches and Pitchforks: Another trope played straight as Mr. Crypt frequently finds himself chased by angry villagers wielding these along with weapons like knives, axes, etc.
- Vampire Hunter: Godfrey, who shows up in the second issue, is one of these. Mr. Crypt claims to be one too upon meeting Godfrey and joins forces with him. Hilarity Ensues.