Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Murder Mirror! / Freddy's Friend!

A weird 'n wild Atlas double header to wrap-up November 2012-- Morris Weiss illustrates the first story, and the great Bill Everett helms the second-- Russ Heath on cover duty!

From the December 1951 issue of Marvel Tales #104.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Curse of Metzengerstein

Another pre-code Edgar Allan Poe adaptation for you today, this one I originally donated to the excellent Quasar Dragon blog way back in January 2009. So here it is again for anyone that missed it the first time, from the June 1953 issue of Chilling Tales #16.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hop Frog by Edgar Allan Poe

A nicely done pre-code comic book adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's Hop-Frog; Or, The Eight Chained Ourangoutangs, written towards the end of Poe's life and originally published in March, 1849 (click HERE for more interesting tidbits about it.)

From the February 1954 issue of Nightmare #11.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sleep, Perchance to Die!

It's been a few years since we've looked at a Mort Meskin tale, how about this one from the June - July 1951 issue of Black Magic Vol. 1 #5-- some really great, super intense panels in this one! And after the post, you know him, you've loved his comments here for many years now *drum roll* -- don't miss Mr. Cavin's awesome Halloween art project from this past October, where he uploaded a different self created image every single day of the month on Facebook! Click HERE for all the awesomeness and lots, lots more!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Two-Timer

Perfectly gloomy, atmospheric graveyard art (and a SUPER splash panel) highlight this story of a selfish slob and his interest in Dollys... from the May 1954 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #29. The Atlas Tales site has no illustrator listed for this one-- though I'm sure we can all figure out who wrote it-- anyone wanna take a stab?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wings of Horror

It's Bram Stoker's 165th birthday today, and around here that means it's bloodsucker time! Wings of Horror, from the October 1951 issue of Adventures into the Unknown #24, is a simply told Al Camy tale of unleashed vampirism and lurking madness, and includes a rare and very welcome, non kissy closing panel finale that also proves the usual heavy handed ACG word balloons and intrusive narrative are sometimes unnecessary.

GORGO is coming!