Saturday, January 7, 2012

Kill No More!

Here's a weird one from Abe Simon, also from the July 1952 issue of Black Cat Mystery #37. I have to say, the Kremer cover on this issue is one of the single greatest pre-code Harvey works of art ever: gorgeous girl, scary zombies, and a story blurb engraved on a tombstone! It definitely doesn't get much better than this...






11 comments:

Gumba G Gadwa said...

I know a lot of these pre-code stories had multiple artists working or helping on them, but those monsters on the splash look to be drawn differently then the rest of the panels.

Look how well rendered the haunches are on the one on the lower left (yes, it draws the eyes in!) There isn't work like that in the rest of the story. It could be that the artist just took more time on the splash (which would be par for the course.)

Page 4, panel 5 is a great use of border!

[>] Brian

Prof. Grewbeard said...

KEEERRRASH!

Helvetica said...

It would've been great if the cover artist had illustrated the story, but alas, they rarely do.

False advertising, I tell ya'!

Check out my stories and art at:

http://helveticasindiehorrorstories.blogspot.com/

autodidact said...

You're using some kind of annoying light box display feature. It makes clicking on and viewing the images very frustrating. Especially when I hit the back button and it takes me back before the last page I was visiting. I heard you could go back to the classic display setting.

autodidact said...

You're using a very frustrating display feature. It's very difficult to use and when I want to view a larger version of the image the back button sends me back to before the previous page I was viewing. I wish you would go back to the classic viewing mode.

Turok1952 said...

Several of these drawings are absolutely Ditko-esque! Have a special look at the middle left panel on page four.

Yet, at this time, Ditko worked for Charlton and was as yet virtually unknown.

If I am wrong, please let me know!

Karswell said...

Okay, it's back to the old display mode cuz I'm tired of repeating how to make it work.

Psychonator said...

Karswell,

lol

Mykal Banta said...

Karswell: "Okay, it's back to the old display mode cuz I'm tired of repeating how to make it work."

I feel your pain.

Man, I'm loving that Kremer cover! Overall, I think Harvey horror and war comics of this era were the greatest covers in comic book history (and, yes, I'm including the painted covers from Gold Key in that assessment!).

Karswell said...

Coming from you Mykal, that's really saying something! Those painted Gold Key covers are hard to beat though...

Frank Forte said...

great horrific facial expressions