Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Web of Evil

Well, it’s not Cheesaurus Rex. But to anyone who is disappointed to find instead the start of Web of Evil #15 here in it’s entirety this week (4 stories / 4 days) I say “boo hoo.” Or just “boo!” Or April Fool’s Day, or whatever. And as you will see, this is a very good issue; all the stories are spooky and weird and have really great art. Someone at Quality Comics must have really liked the ghost skeleton on the cover too because the damned thing made an almost identical appearance two years earlier on the November 1952 cover of Plastic Man #38. Apparently, “quality” also means resurrecting your own cover creeps!

UPDATE! Found yet another QUALITY cover (Web of Evil #8) with the obvious same ghost skeleton recycled again, this time wearing a hooded cloak though like we wouldn't notice...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOOKS LIKE THE GHOST CHANGED HIS GREEN SHIRT TO A WHITE ONE AND MOVED HIS LEFT HAND A LITTLE BIT BUT IT'S DEFINITELY THE SAME ILLUSTRATION JUST SLIGHTLY MODIFIED.

Karswell said...

Also, his hair is not so stylishly parted. You know those goofy ghosts are and their silly hair-dos.

Anonymous said...

funny.........maybe they thought nobody would ever notice?

Horror pariah said...

Wow...and i though it was just Warren and Stanley P. Morse.

Karswell said...

>Wow...and i though it was just Warren and Stanley P. Morse.

Ha ha yeah, and despite the lack of "morals" Morse's comics are still some of the most expensive and desirable in comic collecting history. As Lawrence Watt-Evans once said, "Anyone who thought men like Bill Gaines gave comics a bad reputation had never met Stanley Morse. Naturally, he published horror comics, including some of the grossest and most vile."