Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Map of Doom

Midweek slump got you down? How about a Joe Kubert classic to cheer you up! This is an incredibly well conceived horror story with phenomenal artwork by a true comic book legend. And once you’ve read it I do think you’ll agree that you’re unlikely to find a better or more satisfying post anywhere else here on this blog.

From the October 1953 issue of Weird Horrors #9










15 comments:

Anonymous said...

this looks great! love kubert and knew he did alot of precode horror work but this is the first time i've seen any of it......cant wait to read this tonight!!!!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Great story , and killer opening page . This period of Kubert's work is very evocative of Caniff and esp Frank Robbins.

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC! I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT, THIS PROBABLY IS THE BEST STORY ON THIS BLOG YET!! AND HOW AMAZING WOULD IT BE TO GO TO HIS ART SCHOOL AND HAVE HIM FOR YOUR TEACHER?

Dave B. said...

Great post. I love Kubert's work (ever read TOR ?)

Karswell said...

>ever read TOR ?

TOR was actually my very first introduction to Kubert... great series.

CG said...

Just discovered your page the other day. Can't get enough of it. If I happen to get fired for being on the web too much, you know who I'm holding responsible. Ha!!

Wine and Werewolves

Anonymous said...

hollywood should turn to stories like these for ideas instead of the endless road to remakes

amazing!

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing story, tightly written and the artwork is as close to perfection as you can get!

My only question is wouldn't the world explode every time they closed the book?

Anonymous said...

Right up there with THE CORPSE THAT CAME TO DINNER,THE HEADLESS HORROR & THE HIDDEN VAMPIRE.i always thought the best way to describe a horror story is to say that the rest of the world is obsolete,while one lonely corner of the earth is where hell's fury has been unleashed,this story couldn't fit that standard better,the fact that i really was having a lousy day makes this a real experience for me,and the fact that a huge storm is brewing outside really sets the mood!,just for fun,i think i'll read the ending tommorow and give myself the equivalent of a cliffhanger...it goes without saying i also liked the art.

Lily Strange said...

Nothing like a couple of megalomaniacs screwing things up for everyone else and then eventually screwing each other over!
I agree with the last poster--nothing like sitting around reading great old comix and watching classic horror movies when a storm is brewing. The more thunder and lightning, the better!

Joe S. Walker said...

And about 15 years later the panel of Carl at the window on page 9 was totally swiped by Dan Adkins for a Dr Strange story...

Michael said...

Agreed- this is an amazing story! It's like having a voodoo doll of the world. Note to self: Next time I'm plotting to kill the wife- think it, don't say it.

Karswell said...

>Next time I'm plotting to kill the wife- think it, don't say it.

ha ha

todd said...

Love the penultimate picture of Beverly.

B-Sol said...

I ALWAYS loved Kubert as a kid. Don't think I've ever seen anything this early from him. I still have these two giant Tarzan one-shots he did for D.C. in the early 1970s, amazing stuff.