I feel about the Dead the same way I feel about Star Wars: nothing outside the original is valid in any way, at all, ever. Leave me out of Further, the Jerry Garcia Band, and hundreds upon hundreds of clones of Emporer Palpatines lurking throughout the galaxy with an increasingly Wile E. Coyote-esque boomsticks. He replaced the Death Star with the Sun Crusher, and then went on to the Mom Licker, I believe. That book didn’t sell that well.  I just baaaarely accept anything Vince Welnick was involved with. Vince Welnick reminds me of a guy you wouldn’t rent a houseboat to.