Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Last Kkrul

I remembered someone asking me weeks (or possibly months) ago to post something from John Romita so today means Double Romita Day. Also, starting today all Atlas stories will now be linked directly back to the Atlas Tales website instead of GCD.

Originally presented in the October 1952 issue of Astonishing #18






3 comments:

Anonymous said...

THOUGH THE STORY IS SOMEWHAT PREDICTABLE THIS IS STILL AN AMAZING EXAMPLE OF A COMIC BOOK LEGEND WHO WAS GREAT FROM THE GET GO. LOOK AT THE PANEL AT THE BOTTOM LEFT ON PAGE FOUR......IS THAT SOME OF THE CREEPIEST LIGHTING YOU EVER SAW? AND I LOVE THE EYES!!

EXCELLENT DOUBLE POST TODAY.

Karswell said...

>BOTTOM LEFT ON PAGE FOUR

Yeah, that's a great panel... I love when artists use cinematic lighting like this, it's very chilling indeed.

Horror pariah said...

I agree the plot is a bit simple,but in execution,it's chilling;3 innocent men stumble upon a deadly(if somewhat pitiable)menace and each one of them is snuffed out.it's so wanton,so random....with a kind of Lovecraftian mood about it,i loved it,my only gripe is a few out-of-proportion panels(actually they enhance the mood)and the fact that greedy dealers always jack the price up on this issue at cons:"it's a Skrull prototype,motherfucker!".no,really.