Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Spectre’s Face

Jack Cole Tribute, Day Four: First time I ever read this story I initially thought the creep in the splash page had a devil lock, but then I looked closer and realized it was a rip in the page. Still, I like to think that maybe this story somehow inspired The Misfits famous hairstyle.

From the September 1953 issue of Web of Evil #6







11 comments:

Horror pariah said...

Note to self:crooks can recognize anyone even if they're long decayed.

silvano said...

I always thought the Misfits' "Devilock" hairstyle had bee copied from the Cramps' Brian Grwgory's ... until now !
The skull in the splash page looks uncannily like some artwork from one of their records !
Jack Cole's tribute ends with a bang , great story and incredible artwork !
Thanks,Kar !

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Great week, Steve. I didn't have this one yet...

Chuck Wells said...

Actually the Cole tribute ended with a "sizzle" and the twist ending was excellent.

The Vicar of VHS said...

I liked this one--not a knock-out, but a nice comfortable fun tale, lifted a little by the cool allegorical panel at the bottom of pg. 2 (pulling himself up out of the muck of crime!) and the nightmare visitations at the top of pg. 4 ("I'm dead and I hate you...but it wasn't me! Not me either! Nope nope nope!").

And who is that at the bottom of 5 talkin' to da boss--Andy Capp?

I've really enjoyed this Cole tribute...though not as much as the cheesecake theme week. :) Can't wait to see what's up your sleeve next, Karswell!

Anonymous said...

OH JACK COLE TRIBUTE, WHAT AN AWESOME WEEK OF THRILLS YOU PROVIDED......WE WILL MISS YOU!

HOPE TO SEE MORE FROM COLE SOMEDAY

Karswell said...

>HOPE TO SEE MORE FROM COLE SOMEDAY

Me too! Basically what you got this week was everything I own from Jack-- for now! Unless you wan to see some Plastic Man stories? Always taking submissions too (hint to Ger!)

So weither you think we went out on a bang, a sizzle, or a fizzle, I hope everyone enjoyed this brief look into the thoroughly deranged, insanely talented mind of Jack Cole.

Jeffos said...

A jeweler who lives in a cemetery? Or was Davoe in on the ruse, too?

And they execute you if you take a picture of an execution? Man, that's some tough justice.

A nice double twist at the end, though.

Thanks for the Jack Cole work. It was definitely enjoyable.

Anonymous said...

A fine tale to end your Jack Cole week. I must say this blog gets better and better all the time, even though it's all relatviely within the horror genre the variety of stories and extras you're providing is staggering. Thanks again!

Brian

Karswell said...

>the variety of stories and extras you're providing is staggering. Thanks again!

You're mighty welcome Brian... my ultimate goal for THOIA of course is to stagger the shit out of everyone.

Zen Wizard said...

Good one.