Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Corpse in the Ice

After taking a pummeling yesterday from Brian Hirsch’s fantastic submission, I dug out another issue of Fight Against Crime (#9 from Sept 1952) for an additional excursion into the weird cross-breed genre of crime oriented comics that contain a horror slant. Hell, if EC was doing it, why shouldn't everyone else?







5 comments:

Karswell said...

I'm curious to know what people think of A.C. Hollingworth's artwork here. I see his name mentioned alot as a selling point in price guides and collector's obviously love him for some reason, I'm just curious to know what all the hub bub is... I mean his art here is OK and works completely fine for today's story, but I've seen lesser examples of his pre-code stuff that is just pitifully amateur, almost laughably bad. He can obviously draw some things really well, but mostly his compositions are needlessly cluttered and confusing, characters are stiffly posed and his perspectives are waaay out of whack. Maybe I'm missing something? Any thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Good story, shakey art. I've never heard of AC but I see what you mean with the weaknesses in the art. Like the poorly designed split panel on page 5 with the men talking on the phone to each other, it all just looks rushed and lazy. I do like the dead guy's bug eyes in the final panel though!

Anonymous said...

THIS AINT SO BAD BUT YEAH COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER WITH STRONGER ART

Anonymous said...

It's funny you say that about Hollingsworth because I've always thought the same thing. You used the word "flimsy" to decribe the art in a story you posted a few months ago, I think that word also applies here.

Anonymous said...

I agree,the art had some great,really effective moments,but mostly it was just adequate,nothing to excite a cult following,didn't care much for the story execution,but i did like the set-up,mostly because i love stories set in the cold(the 2 excellent versions of THE THING,hell i even like EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN for the cave scenes)i also notice things off with the lettering?censorship?,naah.