Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Man Who Shrunk

Another Atlas request filled for John Kaminski, this time from the May 1952 issue of Amazing Detective Cases #12.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That last page makes the rest of this pretty weak story all worth it. Man, those first five panels of that page (especially panel four!) are just amazing/hilarious/brilliant!

Horror pariah said...

It's not everyday that you see a story where a shrunken man's clothes don't shrink with him!!

Nice art, really love how the panels are layed out, nothing spectacular, but good; with the file-shaped panels being very amusing to look at.

And tommorow, I shall go to see 'Drag me to Hell', wish me luck.....

Mr. Cavin said...

What a fantastic voyage! Hey, I liked the first five pages, too. This guy had real character development, what with his scofflaw derring-do and his enlisting in the army. Plus, he seems to be just as up on horror comic possibility as them bayou dwellers or kids like me who read these things.

I also liked trying to figure out why, from one sentence to the next, the creators chose to put certain thoughts in narration squares and others in think bubbles. It worked well and neatly bloke up all the exposition. A handy trick, and probably more difficult to employ than it may at first seem.

Anonymous said...

"I GREW AND BURST THROUGH THE ARTERIAL WALLS UNTIL....."

WOW! THATS SOMETHING I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE IN A 50S COMIC BOOK. A VERY VERY COOL STORY, I KIND OF THOUGHT THE ART WAS A BIT SHAKEY IN SPOTS LIKE MAYBE MORE THAN ONE PERSON MIGHT HAVE WORKED ON THIS BUT STILL EFFECTIVE.

ALL ATLAS MONTH YOU SAY??? NOW YOU ARE TALKING!!

todd said...

Neat ending, although I wonder how he wiped himself clean of that much blood.

jpmorgan said...

I remember seeing a couple of science fiction situations where the miniaturized protagonist is inside the body of another character (i.e. Fantastic Voyage) and must get out before regrowth occurs... well, here it actually happens! In an old-fashioned detective procedural story, too!

Anonymous said...

well that was a weird one!

Anonymous said...

Well, it really wasn't that much blood, was it? I mean it was to a little smaller than mouse-sized man, but then when he gets to human size, not really a big deal.