Tuesday, September 22, 2015

R.I.P. Jay Scott Pike

Sad news from the Marvel Masters bullpen, as apparently Jay Scott Pike has passed away. In honor of his frighteningly fine artistic contributions to 50's Atlas horror, THOIA has an encore presentation of one of his creepier classics from the December 1954 issue of Mystery Tales #24. RIP






6 comments:

J_D_La_Rue_67 said...

Lovely little story.

BTX said...

A Pre Code Transgender Twist? Didn't see that coming.... The Fifties were weirder than we think....

Mr. Cavin said...

Rest in peace, Jay Scott Pike. I liked him, he had a really confident and expressive line style that was not at all lazy. I never felt like he was drawing the same kind of thing the same kind of way over and over. I new he did work for the men's mags, as well as many romance titles--probably my favorite stuff of his--but for some reason was still surprised to see that he did so many cheesecake pin-ups. Seems obvious now.

Love the splash on this one.

Marco Roberto said...

Rest in peace, JSP! That is a nice story, a really good recipe for how to make a horror tale! Thank you for posting it Karswell!

Alex said...

Love the art. But why do so many of these comics list Hungary as the vampire capitol of the world instead of Transylvania/Romania?

Brian Barnes said...

Second, third, and fourth on the art. Good sense on perspective, I especially like the graveyard scene on the last page. Atlas did a ton of "this is how you write a story" story, which, come to think of it, is something Stephen King would pick up later with many of his characters being authors.

Wasn't the Butler not flying away when he hit the cliff edge enough evidence enough for the townsfolk? They sure were dense!