Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ghost of the Gorgon

My 4 year old son watched Clash of the Titans for the first time a few weeks ago and was unnaturally fascinated by the scene with the gorgon. So fascinated in fact was he that he’s been walking around simply saying the word “gorgon” over and over to the point where if I hear it again I’ll surely turn to stone. Which brings me to today’s beautifully illustrated post from John Bell... the flimsy story doesn't really go anywhere but damn it sure looks nice.

From Ghost Comics #10 (1954)
No GCD entry exists for this issue








14 comments:

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC ART!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic art indeed! The thin storyline is completely acceptable too if you put it all in the same context as the b-movies that were being made around the same time.

So what else has John Bell done besides the two entries on GCD?

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Karswell said...

>So what else has John Bell done besides the two entries on GCD?

Very good question, I too would love to see mroe of his work. Mr Door Tree? Pappy? Anybody know?

Anonymous said...

>So what else has John Bell done
> besides the two entries on GCD?

Actually, there are about 2 dozen entries for him in GCD. Look under Johnny Bell or John Belcastro (I believe the latter was his real name - John Bell and Johnny Bell were pen names).

My pre-code horror database credits him with about half a dozen or so stories for Fiction House and one for Comic Media.

-AAG

Karswell said...

Thanks AAG! Here's the link for John Belcastro:
http://comics.org/search.lasso?type=inker&query=John+Belcastro&sort=alpha

Horror pariah said...

Fantastic art!and the story and dialogue wasn't so bad,Lt. Miller was realistically bossy.my only thing with the story is that the Gorgon is so ugly,but poses sooo provocatively.

Chuck Wells said...

Yeah, what the pariah said!

That first panel is a real "grabber".

Cool story.

The Vicar of VHS said...

Love that title page! Gorgon Got Back! ;)

Karswell said...

>Gorgon Got Back!

Now if she could only do something with that unmanageable hair!

Anonymous said...

thanks...chasing stories not seen since having english black and white reprints of them in 1950's-1960's...this was one of them

Anonymous said...

Jack Belcastro was my Gramp. A great man we all truly miss. Thank you for remembering him and the nice comments

Anonymous said...

Fyi..
http://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bell_johnny.htm

Karswell said...

Cool, if you have any stories of your grandpa you'd like to share with us, we'd all love to hear them-- thanks for writing!