Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Cozy Coffin

Here’s another eerie Joe Maneely ghost story about a man who loves to just chill out in the solitary comfort of his own casket--- that is, until he starts looking for some company! The teen numbered run of Suspense issues really chugged along with consistantly great stories and awesome art, the Atlas team at their full-on creative peak during this era. It’s amazing they were able to put out so much quality work while featuring “52 Suspense-Packed Pages” each month ( that number includes unsuspenseful ad pages though.)

From the May 1952 issue of Suspense #18






5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So,Ferdinand Conroy,Nathan Grantham,Richard III and Uncle Claude Dugan walk into a bar...

Karswell said...

I'm guessing the punchline has something to with getting your cake and eating it too, right?

Anonymous said...

MANEELY DRAWS THE HOTTEST WOMEN!!!

Anonymous said...

its funny you mention the 52 pages thing because that comes up in an ec letters column where they make fun of that and how its false advertisment because its not really 52 pages when you include the ads....... ha!!!!!

Karswell said...

I read that too and you're right it is funny... but competition among the pre-code horror comic companies must have been really brutal back in the day. No wonder none of them stuck together to fight Wertham, they all hated each other more than they hated their condemners.