Friday, September 28, 2012

The Cat People

A few of you asked for more black and white weirdness and you got it! And wow, we haven't posted anything from Prize's great Black Magic series in quite a while, so here's a purrfectly ferocious Joe Simon and Jack Kirby kitty cat classic, from the November / December 1953 issue of Black Magic #27.








5 comments:

JMR777 said...

Now we know the true origin of Batman's Catwoman.

If you are interested, google the term "string figures, shamanism" and you will see that cats cradle and its variants can be found throughout much of the world (which means that warecats can be found throughout much of the world. Better carry some catnip with you in case you run into a warecat some dark night)

Anonymous said...

Cool! I have the reprint of this one and it definitely looks better in black and white. Kirby rules!!

Brian Barnes said...

One thing that's great about the Yoe books and the one you did with Yoe, Kars, is the reprints from the original art. I don't know if it's the scanning method, but this looks like it was recreated from the color art. I know it's few and far between, but reprints from the pencil or inked art are usually great treasures.

So many things got lost from printing on poor paper, not even talking about the coloring.

Karswell said...

Most of the mag reprints probably come from the original color versions, it's doubtful any of those minor pubs had access to the original b/w art... thanks for the comments!

the ZODIAC said...

this is the zodiac speaking I remember this fondly reading it back in 1969 in san francisco oh those were the days