Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Witch in the Woods

Stan Lee and Joe Sinnot were the perfect "Team-Up" for this dark and twisted variation on the classic Hansel and Gretel tale, from the September 1953 issue of Menace #7.







COMING NEXT ON HALLOWEEN: Take a guess? Yeah, more vampires and witches. But this time it’s vampyrs and witcheez from Lou Cameron and Al Hartley! Bet that woke you up from your ancient slumber… tis finally the Season of the Witch after all.

7 comments:

Horror pariah said...

I believe i said it on a past post a year ago,but this whole issue is killer,and i honestly consider it Atlas's very best story in the way it tackles a weighty issue of the times(the SOTI-scare,but it also points out just hoe f*cked up the Grimm's stories really were,and keep in mind that the traditional version the dad references in the story is actually the SANITIZED version of the story.),but i also consider it Joe Sinnot's masterpiece in the world of pencilling.

Horror pariah said...

OOPS!i meant to say "how",sorry.

todd said...

I was sorry when this one was over. Awesome throughout, with the twist ending of no twist ending! No one else turned out to be a monster or cannibal, and did I mention I was sorry when this one was over?

I love the bit about tobacco.

fishmorgjp said...

What a great old story, with wonderful art and wry writing!

Anonymous said...

GREAT STORY. I LOVE ALL THE ATLAS POSTS THIS WEEK, AND AGREE WITH EVERYONE THIS IS THE BEST ONE TOO. HORROR PARIAH MAKES A GOOD POINT CONNECTING IT TO THE SOTI WITHCHUNTS, PERFECT DOUBLE POST TODAY!

goblin said...

Yeah, this story was definitely supposed to be directed at all those people who criticized horror comics for corrupting the youth. I loved it! The art was great and I enjoyed the sarcastic tone in which the fairy tale was told.

Karswell said...

Damn it people... 50's horror comics were corruptive, just look how awful most modern comics are that claim to be influenced by pre-code horror these days! If that ain't corruption then I don't know what is. There are a few exceptions to the rule of course but... whoa.