Sunday, August 28, 2011

Too Timid to Live / Davey and His Dame

Time for "Bad Blondes Double Header Fest: Part Two", both tales from the Sept. '53 issue of Journey into Unknown Worlds #22 ...the first story may be signed by John Forte, but if you ask me, the Matt Fox assist completely removed all traces of anything even remotely resembling Forte's style. Then our second atmospheric tale is illustrated by one of my underated favorites, Cal Massey!







Cover art by Bill Everett



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

John Forte teamed with Matt Fox? What a combo! Thanks for posting these stories, Karswell.

Anonymous said...

Good ones! (No criticism; at least some people here seem to be tired of it!)

DBurch7670

Karswell said...

>John Forte teamed with Matt Fox? What a combo! Thanks for posting these stories, Karswell.

My pleasure Anon!

>No criticism; at least some people here seem to be tired of it!)

Well DB, the truth is there are plenty of things to gripe about with both of these stories... but there are way more positive things we could talk about instead. As I've mentioned, it's fun occasionally to razz on stuff, I do it too, but I started this blog as an APRRECIATION site, not some heckle collection for the groany MST3000 crowd. Surely I'm not the only one who finds it dull if that's all people have to contribute with? And of course I do appreciate each and every comment, don't get me wrong, so rip away on everything all you want. I just hope that we can find some good things to say about these works of art as well.

So that's it for our Bad Blondes Fest, as well August 2011. See you all in September where we'll be kicking things off... err... scratch that, where we'll be HACKING heads off with more demented goodies. You know where to keep it tuned!

SpaceLord said...

Hells bells!
You beat me to the publication of TOO TIMID TO LIVE!
Glad it's you though...
I was baffled by John Forte's artwork, now I see why: Matt Fox is in it, of course.
I think page 4 looks astonishingly like Clowes or Burns, and these guys ARE influenced by the 50s.

Mr. Cavin said...

When it comes to successful splash panel tropes, I think my favorite has to be giant monster hands. Whether they've been enlarged by forced perspective or some more tangible narrative mutation doesn't matter. Neither does their use in the splash need to be appropriate. I do not love giant monster hands as foreshadowing only! I love them simply because they are.