Monday, December 17, 2007

Frank N. Stein

Last month Pappy posted a superbly screwball Dracula story by Bill Everett from Atlas Comic’s Crazy #2 called DRAG-ULA! (Click HERE to see it!) So to compliment Pap’s post, I thought I’d lighten the funeral parlor mood around here for a day as well and present a kooky Frankenstein story also by Everett, but from the December 1953 issue of Crazy #1.

Crazy was a very silly, short lived series that only lasted 7 issues before everyone realized no matter how good the art is it was still a far cry from Mad Magazine. None the less, today’s post is a highly enjoyable, non-sensical romp into the wacky world of humorous horror parody, and for Everett fans (and Frankenstein fans too of course) it’s a rare gem very worthy of re-discovery.





6 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW, EVERETT WAS JUST AS AMAZING DOING FUNNY CHARACTERS AS THE MORE SERIOUS STUFF.......SOME OF IT IS PRETTY FUNNY TOO BUT MOSTLY THE HUMOR SEEMS KIND OF OUTDATED OR JUST CONFUSING AT TIMES. STILL A GREAT POST!

Anonymous said...

hee hee silly!

Patrick said...

Yeah, the humor here is pretty eratic and random, but I really like the style of this artwork. Great!!

Karswell said...

There were only a few guys like Harvey Kurtzman who could successfully do this rapid fire comedy stuff (including sight gags galore) in comics, and EC had the best and most consistant: http://www.harveykurtzman.com/

Horror pariah said...

Well,it's not gonna replace Dick Briefer's work,but Bill Everett is ALWAYS interesting to see,and heck his serious work is also very humorous,like "Werewolf" from MENACE#3.

Anonymous said...

This isn'nt too bad,but not as good as any of Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder's classic takes in Mad or Humbug.