For the next few days I’ll be posting pre-code stories that have a peculiar similarity to certain popular TV episodes and or films that came decade/s later. Today’s 1952 comic story for example was resurrected and modified 8 years later as The Hitch-hiker episode from The Twilight Zone (Season 1 Episode 16) and first aired Jan 22nd, 1960. Fast forward another two decades and here comes another somewhat altered variant as a segment in Creepshow 2, also called The Hitch-hiker. (“Thanks for the ride lady!”) Which one is best? Are there other pre-code versions of this tale? Let me know.
From the June 1952 issue of Marvel Tales #107