Sunday, November 27, 2011

Forever is a Long Time!

Our Month to Beware takes a detour into Atlas reprint territory, specifically, Marvel's "Beware!" series from the 70's. This is a super nice looking story from Larry Woromay, originally presented in the Jan. '53 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #14, later reprinted in the Sept. '73 issue of Beware! #4.





8 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

You know it's going to be pretty wonky going when the story opens with a slapstick how-dry-I-am cartoon of a hobo with his head in an alleyway trashcan. I'm pretty impressed they actually managed to make that appropriate.

SpaceLord said...

I just love this story!
Fantastic over-the-top artwork by Woromay. Ahead of its time, innit?
Should anybody be interested in the german version ("Ewig ist eine lange Zeit"), I posted it here:
http://fifties-horror.de/lesewiese/the-good/ewig-ist-eine-lange-zeit-forever-is-a-long-time
(Please notice the godawful german lettering, sigh...)

Mr. Cavin said...

SpaceLord: thanks for that! While I see what you mean about the lettering in the German version (and have agreed about how bad some of your past examples have been), in this case the loose lettering makes the word balloons look like part of the art. I think I like the way that version of the story looks a little better, actually.

SpaceLord said...

Mr. Cavin: That's very comforting of you to say. And I see your point.
But I still think the German lettering is just sloppy.
The translation is excellent, by the way.
Strange, to care on one side and not on the other...

Trevor M said...

Like the art on this one quite a bit. Very dynamic.

Karswell said...

Fans of Eerie Pub stories should check Mykal's Bloody Pulp blog and see what Woromay was up to in the 60s and 70s too! Of course, also check out Howler's WEIRD WORLD OF EERIE PUBLICATIONS book as well!

Thanks for the comments...

p said...

The artwork is very different for art of this time period. The Flow of action between panels and even the absence of panels is great! Very effective art, for such an obvious plot line and "twist" ending.

Anonymous said...

holy fuck, what a fucking classic I havent read this in over 30 years I forgot all about it. Art is amazing, freaking masterpiece