Grimstone centers around the afterlife of a skeleton named Ribcage J. Bones. Ribcage works as an actor, playing skeletons in horror, fantasy and adventure movies & tv shows. He got his start back in the days of the classic Universal monster movies and is perhaps best known for his role in the original House on Haunted Hill. However, these days work is not as easy to come by as it once was, and his career is not what he would like it to be. He continues to take what roles he can, in hopes of one day achieving the success of which he dreams.
The town of Grimstone is home to many monsters, ghosts, and creatures of the night. On the edge of this macabre hamlet is an old Victorian manor that was once home to Lord Grimstone, the town founder. This residence is now the home of Ribcage and a few of his supernatural acquaintances: his longtime friend – the vampire Count Cyanide, the werewolf known simply as Furface, the deranged poltergeist called Toasty, and the resident bat in the belfry named Dingbat. They are later joined by a young woman named Sara Morningstar, a lonely Goth looking for her place in the world whom Ribcage has become very close with. The group go about their daily “lives”, trying to live together without driving each other insane.
From Here To Insanity:
While dealing with the pathetic roles that his agent keeps finding him, Ribcage must find a way to pay off a substantial amount of money owed to the demon gangster Krulor. Be it starring in another horror movie retread or through slightly less legal means, Ribcage will do just about anything to get the demon off his back. But will his quest for fame and fortune finally drive him over the edge?
Introduces Ribcage, Spookster, Count Cyanide, Krulor, Mac & Buddy, Dreego, Nitro & Morton, Vincent Price, Dr. Frankenbeans, Mutt and the Oleander Twins.
Drink Up Me Hearties:
Ribcage has finally landed himself a role in a hit movie. His career is taking off, so let the good times role! But will his and Cyanide's celebration be ruined by an unapproachable witch?
Introduces Madame Hildegarde.
The Haunting of Count Cyanide:
The home of Count Cyanide has been invaded by a pesky poltergeist with plans for the vampire's demise. The frantic Count will seek the aide of many would-be exorcists, including a certain red-haired sorceress. Is this the end of Count Cyanide? Or the beginning of a not-so-beautiful friendship?
Dawn of the Morningstar:
Sara Morningstar is on a journey. Like many people her age, she is looking for her purpose in life and her place in the world. Her search brings her to the strange town of Grimstone, where she finds much more than she ever expected.
Introduces Sara Morningstar, Furface, Dingbat, Knuckles, Rizzo, Mongo the Warlock, Starshadow, Seymour and Seamus McBoogal.
The Ribcage Halloween Special: It's that time of year again. A time for tricks and a time for treats. But in a town full of ghouls, ghosts and assorted monsters, what exactly is Halloween like? Sara Morningstar is wondering just that.
Son of Frankenbeans:
Doctor Frankenbeans is on the verge of his greatest creation ever. Success is within his grasp‚ so what could possibly go wrong?
Times are tough everywhere, even in the macabre town of Grimstone. With their house in a state of disrepair and their respective savings all but gone, Ribcage and company are forced to seek gainful employment. While most of them opt for the sensible and legitimate route, Count Cyanide has other ideas. What sort of twisted scheme has he concocted now?
Introduces Montague Grimstone.
One-Shots: Comics in this category are stand alone strips that are not part of a larger story (or occasionally short 2-3 strip mini-stories).