Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Not Dead Enough

Here's a beautifully illustrated Vince Colletta terror tale with a gorgeous ghost girl and a truly nasty pair of evil schemers. And be sure to click the issue link below to see what is surely one of the most gruesomely frightening front covers ever from Atlas Comics.

From the March 1954 issue of Mystic #28





12 comments:

todd said...

Nice bit of confusion at the end.

Anonymous said...

MARTHA CAN HAUNT MY HOUSE ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! YOWZA!

AND YOUR RIGHT ABOUT THE NIGHTMARISH COVER FOR THAT ISSUE OF MYSTIC TOO......INCREDIBLE!!

CG said...

Loved this one....Absolutely loved it.

Anonymous said...

totally agree with everyone this morning, very very good post. you said the pefect word the other day on whitney's string of pearls story that also applies here: "elegance."

more colletta please!!!

Karswell said...

>more colletta please!!!

I'll see what I can dig up. Tomorrow I've got a great UNSEEN Alex Toth tale for everyone.

Eric said...

ditto on the richness in the art here, and that ghost... hubba hubba.

AndyDecker said...

Love your blog.

I never knew Coletta did such great artwork. Only know his work as an inker for Marvel and DC later, which often wasn´t a good match.

Who wrote this story, btw. It is also nicely written.

Karswell said...

>Who wrote this story, btw.

Good question... neither GCD nor the Atlas site have any writer info on this one.

And thanks for stopping by Andy, Groovy Age of Horror is one of the finest blogs out there!

Lily Strange said...

That Martha was a sly one, tricking the second wife and her partner into believing she was just a projector image and then turning on the gas and offing them.

Dan said...

Great to see some Vin-Love for a change! Great old piece and, as usual, no one drew prettier woman, alive or dead, than Vince Colletta.
Regards,
Dan
http://ismarkevaniermentallyill.blogspot.com/

liquidwater said...

That's a Colletta job? Beautiful-I thought that he was mostly a romance artist. Glad that you posted it, I'll be on the lookout for more Vince Colletta non-romance books from now on.

Anonymous said...

Pretty obvious those first two anonymous comments were both from that idiot Dan McFan, too.

Good to know Vinnie could actually draw a bit when he was not busy erasing Kirby's pencils.