Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Walking Dead

Last month we saw Rex Lane tackle a ghostly spirit at an ominous midnight séance (HERE.) But this time around everyone's favorite "solver of the supernatural" faces a trio of vicious zombies in the dead of winter! Yes, it's another spooky entry in this short lived Atlas series from ultra talented George Tuska.

From the August 1953 issue of Young Men #22






(Thanks again to Pmack for the scans!)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

THESE REX LANE STORIES ARE ALOT OF FUN, TOO BAD IT WAS SUCH A SHORT LIVED SERIES. TUSKA'S ART IS BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE THE SKETCHY NO-COLOR LOOK OF THE ZOMBIES, VERY EFFECTIVE.

Anonymous said...

Love it! So there were only 3 Rex Lane stories total? Wow what a shame, like the other commentor said these are alot of fun.

Any plans to post the first Rex Lane story from Young Men 21?

Karswell said...

>Any plans to post the first Rex Lane story from Young Men 21?

I would love to, unfortunately I don't have this issue... but of course I'm always accepting submissions too so if anyone has scans please let me know! Thanks.

The Vicar of VHS said...

"GIVE THEM THE BUM'S RUSH, MAHONEY!"

This one's pretty amusing. You save the DA from rampaging zombies and all you get is his 'thanks'? What's it take to get appointed to a job in this town? :)

I love the nonchalant way they explain the mortician's zombie-lord abilities. "Bein' around the dead so much, I just learned how!" Well, that explains it!

Unlike the "This Magazine is Haunted" stuff, this seems a lot more light hearted and innocent fun. Still great, but not as twisted. :)

Karswell said...

>this seems a lot more light hearted and innocent fun.

Yeah, Atlas had specific titles aimed at a specifically minded audience, their twisted brand of horror was mostly found in one of their many other horror themed series. But the Young Men series, which actually started off as a war comic, sorta flopped around aimlessly in search of a theme for a few issues, dabbling in what I suppose was popular that particular month/s (like hot roddin' teens) and then finally settled on giving the Human Torch, Cap, and Namor something to do for 5 issues before folding.