Thursday, August 9, 2007

The Black Cat

I felt it appropriate to present this adaption of Poe’s The Black Cat since Turner Classic Movies is airing a bunch of Poe inspired films during their Vincent Price fest this Friday night. But as you will undoubtably notice, each and every page of my scans has a giant rat chew chunk missing from it, (courtesy of this comic book’s previous owner and his obvious inability to store his collection properly!) This defect only slightly affects some of the art panels while the story itself remains completely intact and readable. Someone should have walled up the damn rat with the blasted cat!

From the April 1954 issue of Nightmare #12





7 comments:

Anonymous said...

while your at it wall up the previous owner of this comic book for not storing it properly!!!!

Karswell said...

While we're walling him up let's also toss in the editor at St. John's for missing the typo on page one--- they spelled Poe's middle name wrong! It's ALLAN, not ALLEN.

Anonymous said...

I DONT SEE THE BLACK CAT LISTED FOR THE VINCENT PRICE FEST, ARE YOU SURE ITS ON?

Karswell said...

The Black Cat is one of the three segments in Tales of Terror '62 (also starring Peter Lorre!) which is definitely scheduled during the Price fest. Maybe you're confusing it with the older and very awesome Universal Black Cat film from 1934 starring Karloff and Lugosi?

Junker138 said...

Another great one!! I love argentos version on 2 evil eyes harvey keitel is awesome and the whole taking morbid animal pics is cool... I also like the one on tales from the dark side where the cat keeps fucking with the old dude and then comes out of his mouth at the end AWESOME.. Did anyone else notice the ending was the same as the hiding place of the body on Stir of echoes? I think the mouse bites give it character maybe the mouse was trying to make a point...

Karswell said...

I hate these mieces to pieces!!

Anonymous said...

not a bad version of the story, art could be better but it works. seems like most of the st john precode was pretty tame compared to the others..... there stuff had great painted covers though but still seemed more comparible to classics illustrated than atlas or ec