Monday, September 9, 2013

The Night of the Mummy!

Thought I'd give ya's something else a little more grandiose action / adventure oriented today, and never fear-- there's plenty of horror elements included to keep you monster kids happy as well! Lamont Cranston, aka The Shadow finds himself wrapped up in another weird, sinister situation with an epic mystery involving a murderous, unstoppable mummy! Denny O'Neil's script is fast paced and fun, and Frank Robbin's atmospheric artwork is awesomely suited to the thrills and chills! From the Dec-Jan 1974 issue of The Shadow #8 (check the THOIA Archive for another great Frank Robbins horror tale about a vampire vixen by clicking HERE!)





















10 comments:

Brian Barnes said...

Being a Marvel Zombie, I always remember Robbins from his stint on Ghost Rider, and didn't like the art very much, but here it's great. I really run hot and cold on him, he's one of those artists, IMHO, that worked well in the right stories.

The story is a nice done-in-one from O'Neil, very reminiscent of his other work for DC. A fun diversion!

Tim Whitcher said...

I gave up on "The Shadow" when Mike Kaluta quit the gig. The first few issues were brilliant; Bernie Wrightson covers et al. However, I may have revisted the franchise if I had known Robbins had become involved. Very nice noir drama!

Ted said...

Robbins seems to have been one of those artists that you either loved or hated.

I always loved his work. Invaders being a personal favorite.

Karswell said...

I love Robbins, in the same way I love Eisner, Lee Elias, Grandenetti, and Darwyn Cooke... a style that bridges cartoony and realistic perfectly, with energy and unique detail

Karswell said...

Invaders is great, I have the entire run too, and the Morbius Living Vampire series was fun too when Robbins was on it

Frank Forte said...

pretty cool story--great art.

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...
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Karswell said...

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Mestiere said...

If we "fail to hate the art of Frank Robbins" we are going to hell? Is it really that bad?

Karswell said...

Of course it isn't that bad... Robbins is brilliant