Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Man Who Never Smiled

How about another Wolverton classic? There’s not really much else to add after that, except this was originally presented in the April 1953 issue of Weird Mysteries #4



12 comments:

Anonymous said...

SHORT BUT SWEET!!! WOLVERTON CAN REALLY CREATE HORRIFIC FACES!

Anonymous said...

the last two panels are really chilling to be eaten to death while laying in a pile of bones!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

excellent, better than the last one. thank you

Max the drunken severed head said...

You have helped make this one of the best Halloween seasons I can recall. Thanks for all the great, rare horror comic stories. Looks like you went to a lot of trouble in scanning them.(Possibly even tweaking them to make the images look their best?)

Waves of my gratitude are beamed your way!

Karswell said...

>You have helped make this one of the best Halloween seasons I can recall.

Thank you! Wait, isn't everyday Halloween?

And yes, I do slightly tweak the contrast a bit on the golden age scans, the paper yellows over time and colors fade so I try to get it a little closer to the way it proably/hopefully looked over 50 years ago. Thanks for noticing! These last few posts though have come from newer reprint copies so the paper isn't quite as old and which means not so much tweaking for me to do.

Jeff said...

This story accomplishes so much in a mere three pages...I gotta admit, I'm more familiar with Wolverton's kooky humor stuff, and this glimpse into his monster-haunted brain is knocking my socks off.

Karswell said...

Well put on an extra pair of socks this Sunday because Anti-Atlas Guy just submitted a Wolverton story. Someone requested Where Monsters Dwell and now we're all gonna get it.

Anonymous said...

The last panel is just incredible, great use of light and says so much without showing you much at all!

Eric said...

lives in a cave?? sounds screwey!

man that 3rd to last panel is terrifying. can't wait to see WHERE MONSTERS DWELL!

john said...

I first read this story when I was six years old -- made quite an impression... thanks for posting it!

AB said...

Page two, panel one, originally had the guy's face in blue. You've made it flesh-colored. I'm not sure if the original was a mistake, or they were trying to make the character appear sinister. Anyway, nice restoration.

Karswell said...

No restoration on my part here, this is from the 70's reprint