Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Vampire Brats

Time to switch gears a little and go from “Toddlers in Terror” to “Toddlers OF Terror”…think I’m kidding? With a title like Vampire Brats how can ya go wrong?

Originally presented in the June 1951 issue of Adventures into Terror #4




5 comments:

Anonymous said...

HA HA GREAT STORY.... COULD OF BEEN A LITTLE MORE DARK AND ATMOSPHERIC BUT STILL FUN NONE THE ELSS AND LOOKS LIKE EARLY DITKO

WHEN I FIRST READ THE TITLE I THOUGHT IT WAS REFERRING TO VAMPIRE BRATWURSTS.

Anonymous said...

typical early marvel / atlas using an artist like bellman on a horror story when he's better suited for a romance or crime tale.... give it to sinnot or maneely and a creepy, efficiently well written story like this pays off in a more memorable way.

Karswell said...

I agree, some artists are definitely better equiped for horror than others... Bellman's not bad but the mood isn't there, at least not one that you would normally get from guys like Everett or Colan... or Russ Heath, who I have a couple great examples lined up with starting tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Alan Bellman is like a costumed tour guide,if the story is fairly weak his art is dull and doesn't lift the proceedings,if the story's complicated,his simple style makes it accessible,and there are moments,like Junes face on pg.1,panel 3,or the look of evil on the nurses face,i wonder if she became a vampire after this?,it would explain the narration's past tense. i also have to mention,i've had WAY scarier babysitting experiences,way scarier.

Karswell said...

I've had way scarier visits to the bathroom but that's another type of horror all together!