Friday, December 2, 2011

Terror House / The Body

A few months ago I promised someone a Skeleton Hand story, so sincerest apologies as I'm just now getting around to it. And actually, I have two tales for you from the July-Aug '53 issue of Skeleton Hand #6 (the last issue from this series) featuring two great ACG artists, Lin Streeter and Jon Blummer.











6 comments:

Trevor M said...

The purple prose in the first story is terrific. Highly entertaining if you like that kind of stuff.

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

“Terror House” could use a bit of tweaking, and a visual style; but it's really a nice, moody piece.

SpaceLord said...

I like Lin Streeter very much.
Did a lot for ACE horror comic books. His earlier work is even moodier.
As I will reveal in my ACE horror website next year.
I thought Lin Streeter was a woman. Lin?! Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. told me "Nah, it's a guy" - does anyone know for sure?

Karswell said...

I love Lin Street too, a very dynamic artist with a super crisp, clean style. I'm currently working on a project that includes some Streeter work-- news on that coming soon! Thanks for the comments!

Mr. Cavin said...

I really like that clown car full of criminals that defines nearly every panel of the Body. The story has such a clear, cartoony style--in the compositions more than the details, maybe--that it lends a lot of verve to a pretty everyday tale. Streeter's clean art is excellent as always, but I am particularly impressed with Blummer's wit here. His choices seem more gutsy and extravagant. I do wish that last page had been two pages, though--the final car crash deserved at least as much attention as the gas station scene.

Karswell said...

Check the archives for more Streeter and Blummer-- lots of great tales await for those who are new around here.