Friday the 13th: The Series

Tales of the Undead

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 1/30/88
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  • Episode Description
  • A old and embittered comic book writer, Jay Star, gets hold of a cursed comic book that allows him to transform into Ferrus the Invincible and take vengeance on the individuals who stripped him of his legal rights to the superhero character he created.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sandra Delaney

    Unit Manager

  • Louise Robey

    Micki Foster

  • David Hewlett


  • Alban Streeter

  • Bob Aarrons


  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Micki and Ryan take on the power of a cursed comic!

    By maritimer00, Sep 03, 2005

  • Watch out for Ferrus the Invincible! Micki and Ryan search for a comic that makes its possessor into a giant invincible creature.

    By walrus_8463, Oct 13, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Ryan: Mr. Star, do you know anyone so obsessed with Ferrus that he'd kill over it? Jay Star: Kill? Well, in the old days, maybe an editor or two.

    • Jay Star: They stole, connived, wriggled their way to the top. The worms always know where the bodies are buried. You remember that, boy.

    • Ryan: It must have been some pretty wild scenes to be cut from Ferrus. Jay Star: Wild? Ferrus, Ferrus was nothing. Nothing compared to some of the things I've seen. Frogs falling from the skies, people bursting into flames. It's a world of cruel miracles.

    • Ryan: When you're a kid, the whole world doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I mean, you're either too little or you're too young. You're not treated as a human. Everybody can kick you around any way they want to. But then you pick up a comic book, and they got these heroes in there that nobody can kick around. They just... can do anything, you know? So, buy a comic, you read it, and you're the hero.

    • Micki: What do we do if he won't let us see it? Ryan: Appeal to his better nature. Micki: Offer him money. Ryan: You got it. Micki: Nice to know there's some things in life you can still count on.

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    Notes (4)

    • Chris Wiggins is credited but doesn't appear.

    • Was aired in England as part of Friday's Curse with the episode "Scarecrow."

    • Rather than spend money on special effects, a series of comic book panels are used to show the transition from the comic book holder into Ferrus.

    • In-Joke: The entire Ferrus comic is an in-joke to the controversy behind the creation of Superman (the Man of Steel = "Ferrus"), with Siegel and Shuster losing the financial rights to their creation just as Star does here.

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