What are some exceptionally weird tie-in novels and comics? I'm looking for books which are especially weird as a result of not fitting the tone or form of the source material, or of the usual tie-in product. Preferably in fantasy, sci-fi, & horror.
Inspired by this recent post about Doctor Who's Faction Paradox's Book of the War
, I now seek more recommendations for genuinely weird tie-in novels and comics.
For example, the Planescape novel Pages of Pain
takes this detailed, wide-ranging setting, and then develops a strange, laser-like focus on the retelling of a particular myth. The fact that there are so few Planescape novels only makes it weirder.
Jim Woodring's Aliens: Labyrinth
is about 10% as strange as Woodring's Frank stuff, which is very weird indeed. I recall someone walking a xenomorph like a dog, as well as a twist ending which adds to the Alien franchise a whole new way of being disgusting.
An honorable mention goes to Gremlins 2: The New Batch
, which is a sequel in a different genre than the original movie.