Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Death Watch

Here’s another chiller from the May 1952 issue of Astonishing #13 with more excellent art, this time from Cal Massey. According to Lambiek, Massey worked from the late 40’s to the mid 50’s (the bulk of his output for Timely / Atlas) before turning his artistic focus to painting and representing the black community in the art world.




8 comments:

The Vicar of VHS said...

Good one! It's interesting how at the beginning the reporter seems like a good guy--not just "phoning in the story," but actually going in trying to find out something worthwhile...but then by the end he turns into a flaming asshole, ghoulishly grinning over his mental captions and sexually harassing a complete stranger!

See guys? NO means NO.

Chuck Wells said...

Karswell, you have limitless energy. What's your secret?

Heaven forbid I miss checking in here for a couple of days, 'cause when I return it seems like there is much more than could possibly have been crammed into a "simple" blog in a short absence.

AND you have one hell of an archive to draw on (Yes, I'm suffering some serious penis-envy here).

Cool stuff lately!

Karswell said...

>See guys? NO means NO.

Or maybe it means some women shouldn't be such cold hearted witches of death? Come on! Give a guy a chance!

>Karswell, you have limitless energy. What's your secret?

My secret: Work from home, when you get tired of schlugging the day job routine just open some comics and start scanning. Another reason why I started this blog was to break the monotony of stay-home cabin fever.

Anonymous said...

SHE'S ONE SINISTER SENORITA!

THE SKULL IN THE FINAL PANEL REMINDS ME OF SOMETHING I'VE SEEN SOMEWHERE ELSE BEFORE.

Anonymous said...

cool story. thats an interesting tidbit about massey. is he african american?

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Horror pariah said...

I don't think the reporter seems very sympathetic,he just wants to get a sensational story no matter what,he's dangerous,and that line about "plastering your puss" sounds very suggestive,probably even in the 50's(though Death sure is a hottie,i admit).as for Massey,i THINK he was black,but i'm not sure,Pappy posted a story of his a while back,ask him.

Dane said...

This is the second story recently in which nosy folks sticking their cameras where they shouldn't get killed. Hmmmm....