Thursday, October 13, 2011

Traitor's House

Here's a freaky one for you from Fiction House Magazine's Monster #1 (1953.) And as you can see in the bottom righthand corner of the splash, art credits go to Anthony D'Adamo, who manages to pull out a number of wonderfully eerie moments throughout (note: under the art direction of Jerry Iger no less!), most noteably, in the page 5 panel of the guy trapped in the see-thru casket, as well as the insane materialization of evil spirit faces on the final page. I'll have another tale from this issue in our next post too...






9 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

close to being as weird as "The Creature"! love the colors!

T.S. Vallender said...

Great little story, looking forward to the next!

Mykal said...

What tremendous artwork. It reminds me of early Ditko in the nearly insane levels of detail (not in style or composition). It makes me picture an obsessive artist, slaving hours hunched over a drawing board, forgetting meals. That style of cartooning (vivid, minute detail) seems to be gone now, or at least far out of fashion.

Anonymous said...

*I just love the way Benedict Arnold, (or some of his comspirators, anyway), John Wilkes Booth (or ditto), some unnnamed Nazi spy (I guess) and now Communists or Communist spies (1) just happened to pick this house!

I use both "Communists" AND "Communist spies" to distinguish between the home-grown variety and foreign spies from a Communist country!

Reminds me of a story from "Omni" magazine set at some time in the Middle Ages where a group of Gypsies were murdered in a place in Germany which just happened to be called "Dachau"!

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Andy said...

This is a really exceptional looking story! Very nice.

Mr. Cavin said...

I really love the idea of the ghosts hanging from the trees. that's pretty eerie stuff.

Trevor M said...

I have to echo other comments and give a big nod to the colour. Exceptional and moody with lots of subtleties in a reproduction medium that as at odds with those qualities. Also some terrific panels. Good story. Thanks for posting!

Odyzeus! said...

Do you suppose back in 1953 there really were baseball caps with "EVIL MUST DIE" printed on them? My guess is that the evil spirit on the last page had to get that custom made.

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

Really loved that. So glad I found this blog - will be reading the archives.